Urban Corps serves as a bridge to a better life for young adults ages 18-26.


We provide paid job training, support services, and a second chance to earn a high school diploma, while simultaneously offering a variety of professional services to the community which helps train and employ our Corpsmembers.


Youth gain job skills on environmental, construction, and community projects. Whether planting a tree, removing graffiti, working in the San Diego River, improving a park, or rehabilitating low-income homes, our Corpsmembers improve themselves while improving the San Diego region. 


Years of Experience

Serving Youth & Community


Trainee Workforce       at one time

In-house Licenses & Professional Certifications

Skilled & Dedicated

Staff Members


"Urban Corps has given me so much; my first job, my diploma, English lessons, and a community. I can now speak confidently and fluently thanks to this program."     


 – Lana Ghanim,

Class of 2019

“I found a home at Urban Corps. While at Urban Corps, I got promoted to crew leader and I have achieved a lot of my goals and still have more to achieve.”


– Rodrigo Ascencio, Class of 2019

"Urban Corps has given me something to be proud of. They opened my eyes and made me a better person; a better leader and team player. My perspective will forever be changed. Now instead of asking for a hand, I'm holding one out."

- Avery Laniyo,

Class of 2019

"Remember the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. Urban Corps gave me the confidence and the skills to complete my high school diploma and be ready for what comes next"

- Raghad Al Bawab,

Class of 2018

"Urban Corps taught me a lot including helping me learn what my passions were and giving me the confidence to go after them."

- Jesus Touchet,

Class of 2019

Mailing address: P.O. Box 80156 San Diego, CA 92138-0156

San Diego Center Address: 3127 Jefferson Street San Diego, CA 92110

North County Center Address: 2200 Micro Place Escondido CA 92029
Phone: (619) 235-6884 I Fax: (619) 235-5425

Office Hours: Monday – Friday  08:00AM – 4:30PM




© 2019 Urban Corps of San Diego County

Ghanim, Lana