DEVELOP AT-RISK YOUTH THROUGH WORK, SERVICE, CONSERVATION AND EDUCATION
For each of the last 28 years, the CCLB has hired more than 200 at-risk youth, ages 18-25 from areas served by the Greater Long Beach Workforce Development Board and Gateway Cities Council of Governments to work on projects developed by the CCLB. Projects benefit local cities, county agencies, business and other nonprofit agencies. Training program participants known as Corpsmembers are employed by the CCLB and trained to carry out specific job duties paired with a variety of projects including recycling, park restoration, drought tolerant plant installation and steam cleaning
The CCLB offers a safe, enriching, and fun after school program at Dooley Elementary and Perry Lindsey Academy serving 260 students a day. These first to eights graders participate in three hours of structured academic improvement, enrichment and recreation five days a week, via a partnership with the Long Beach Unified School District’s Winners Reaching Amazing Potential (WRAP) program. The Conservation Corps of Long Beach is proud to help Long Beach’s youth reach their fullest potential.