Louisiana Green Corps (LAGC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit which provides environmental education and career building opportunities to people aspiring to improve their lives and our community. Our vision is to be an economic, social, and environmental change agent through operating a conservation corps that provides training and education services to individuals with barriers, as well as advocacy and environmentally restorative projects in the community.
Today, LAGC offers two distinct programs: The Youth Construction and Conservation Corps working with local opportunity youth between 18 and 24 years of age, and the Summer School-to-Work Transition Program for students between the ages of 14 and 21 with intellectual disabilities.
Concepts introduced in the classroom come to life while participants gain work experience through completing community service projects. We encourage young people to stay engaged with their communities and protect the environment through integrating conservation and preservation principles into classroom instruction and project-based learning.
Our projects include:
- Affordable Housing Renovation
- Tree planting
- Wetlands restoration
- Maintenance of parks, trails and public lands
Quotes from Youth Construction and Conservation Corps:
“The Louisiana Green Corps program brought me out of poverty and helped me connect to a job in the sustainable energy industry where I feel good about the work I do and the impact my work has on the environment.”
“The most important thing I learned was the social aspect of the workplace. I already knew what employers expect, but seeing it, practicing it, that made it real for me.”