Corpsmembers are 18-25 year old low-income young adults living in some of the poorest communities in Orange County.
More than half are the main source of financial support for children or other adults.
The vast majority of corpsmembers are minorities.
Many face significant barriers to achieve academic success and to escape poverty, including lack of stable housing, job readiness skills, and low self-esteem and confidence.
While corpsmembers face these challenges at home and in their neighborhoods, each weekday the wake up – often before dawn – to start their day with the Corps. These young men and women are resourceful and dedicated, learning new skills out in the field and working hard in the classroom to attain their high school diplomas.
The young men and women who join the Corps have plans for themselves, their future, and their families. The Corps is a place where they gain the support to put those plans into action.