San Diego Foundation is committed to a vision for just, equitable and resilient communities. Thanks to new green jobs grants offered in conjunction with the County of San Diego, San Diego Foundation is helping give young adults the tools needed to secure career opportunities in the growing green economy.
Urban Corps of San Diego County CEO Kyle Kennedy joined CBS 8’s Laura Cavanaugh to share how Urban Corps is giving young adults second chances, by helping them upskill, earn their diploma and receive paid work experience, while also enhancing the San Diego community. Urban Corps of San Diego County is a nonprofit conservation corps and charter school whose mission is to provide young adults ages 18 – 26 an opportunity to earn their high school diploma while expanding their career opportunities through education, life skills training and paid work experience on projects that benefit the community. As a Corpsmember, youth attend school one day a week at their on-site charter school and receive paid job training the other four days.