Due to COVID-19 health concerns, Local Conservation Corps will be making the following adjustments. During this time, LCC remains available by phone. We are continuing to accept applications for new corpsmembers.
- LCC will remain closed to the public and will be closing daily at 4:00 through the end of January due to COVID
- LIHEAP services will remain suspended at LCC
- AA meetings will remain suspended at LCC
- YouthBuild Charter High School will continue to operate remotely for this semester
- LCC will update information here as needed
Recycling, YouthBuild, Public Lands, and Solar staff will continue to work on a reduced crew schedule.
LCC Friant Buyback Center is open Tuesday – Friday, 8:30 am – 2:00 pm.
Local Conservation Corps
LCC provides young adults (ages 18-25) with
paid job training and educational opportunities.
Check eligibility to participate in Fresno EOC LCC
YouthBuild Charter School
On-site high school diploma completion program
About Local Conservation Corps
Corpsmembers are required to enroll and progress in an academic program concurrent to their full or part-time enrollment in the LCC’s paid skill-building vocational training programs. Corpsmembers lacking a high school diploma enroll in the on-site YouthBuild Charter High School of California (YCSC). High school graduates enroll in college classes which are offered each semester. Through the LCC’s College and Career Center, corpsmembers have the opportunity to explore and prepare for postsecondary and career pathways. Corpsmembers enroll in AmeriCorps which allows them to earn an education award (college scholarship) while serving their community.
Corpsmembers work on crews providing our community landscaping services that focus on conservation of water resources and improvement of air quality. Crews work on a variety of projects including updating irrigation, water-wise landscaping design and planting, and tree planting and maintenance.
Public Lands and Trail Conservation
Corpsmembers working in small crews assist with a variety of conservation and natural resource management projects on public lands (open spaces, National Parks, Forest Service Lands) and other properties including – restoring wildlife habitat along rivers, providing fire prevention services – chain saw work, maintaining and building hiking trails, and providing maintenance on recreational facilities.
Corpsmembers can have an opportunity to serve their community at large-scale events by picking up CVR recycling, participating in electronic recycling and tire waste events, and learning how recycling gets processed.
Since 1993, Fresno EOC Local Conservation Corps (LCC) has been operating a Recycling Program sponsored by the Department of Conservation.
Our program targets businesses, schools, curbside collection, office complexes, government agencies, and campgrounds generating large volumes of California Redemption Value (CRV) beverage containers (aluminum cans; plastic and glass bottles). LCC also provides special event recycling at large-scale community events throughout the Central Valley. Learn more
The public can redeem their CRV beverage containers for cash at the LCC’s Friant Buyback Center located at 17108 N. Friant Road, Friant, CA 93626.
Through the City of Fresno’s Transformative Climate Communities (TCC) program, corpsmembers have the opportunity to participate in the installation of solar units on residential homes in 93706. In addition, corpsmembers will participate in providing weatherization services for identified homes to assist in making the home energy efficient, helping to reduce the monthly energy bill.
YouthBuild - Construction and Health Care
Corpsmembers receive hands-on construction training while serving on diverse crews. All while completing their high school diploma.
The U.S. Department of Labor provided $1,500,000 (75% of funding) to Fresno EOC Local Conservation Corps to administer a YouthBuild program. This program is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
YouthBuild - Sterilization Processing Technician
As part of the YouthBuild construction and health program, corpsmembers can become certified to be a Sterilization Processing Technician with entry level earnings between $13 and $16+. This is an internationally-recognized certification that is used in hospitals and surgery centers.
- 18 years or older
- Valid CA Driver’s License
- Pass criminal background check
- Work for 6 months in construction
- Have completed at least 150 high school credits and be on the path to graduation or enrolled in postsecondary education
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There are two ways to participate in the Fresno EOC Local Conservation Corps:
Conservation Service and Training Track
- to become a Corpsmember you must be 18-25 years old
- commit to a 12-month paid service and training program
- attend a non-paid 5-day orientation
- willing to enroll and actively attend school (YCSC high school, college, or trade school)
High School Student Track
- 18-29 years old
- attend an orientation and preparatory classes
- willing to enroll and actively attend high school at YCSC
frequently asked questions
What is the program about?
Corps members (participants) provide service to the community through paid vocational training while advancing their education.
How does the program work?
Corps member selection process includes:
- Application review and selection
- Invitation to a five day non-paid orientation
- Panel interview
- Final enrollment – Once enrolled into the Local Conservation Corps, you will be assigned to a crew and receive $13.00/hour for part time paid vocational training work in the community. The corps member schedule alternates throughout program enrollment, one week in school-non-paid, one week paid vocational training.
What is the age requirement to attend the vocational training program and charter school?
You must be between the ages of 18-25 for the vocational training program, ages 18-29 for the charter school at the time of application.
What is the status of my application?
Applications are kept on file for 90 days. If you did not hear from us within the 90 days, this means your application was not selected. You are welcome to re-apply.
About YouthBuild Charter High School of California
High School Diploma Completion
Fresno EOC Local Conservation Corps hosts an onsite high school diploma completion program offered through a partnership with YouthBuild Charter High School of California (YCSC). YCSC Fresno students, aged 18-29, get a second chance to earn a high school diploma and to prove that they are competent and engaged learners.
YCSC holds a unique place in the landscape of California’s public charter schools. As a competency-based dropout recovery school, it seeks to provide a high school education that leads to a diploma for a distinct group of students. YCSC students come from low-income families and underserved communities, and have previously left or been pushed out of the traditional school system without a diploma.