The Art Pratt Foundation of Old Mission Rotary presented a $5000 grant to Urban Corps. The mission of Urban Corps of San Diego County is to provide young adults with the tools to expand their career opportunities through education, life skills training, and paid work experience on projects that benefit our communities.
Urban Corps has given thousands of under served low-income young adults ages 18-26 the opportunity to improve themselves while improving their own communities. Urban Corps’ unique work-learn program allows youth  to finish high school while earning a paycheck, learning real-world job skills, and giving back to the community through professional services. 

The Art Pratt Foundation grant of $5000 will be used for the purchase of landscaping equipment to help with brush clearance for wildfire defense in our neighborhoods. One example is a project in City Heights to clear old brush around the houses of low income homeowners.
Photo Caption: Lauren Welch is a grant writer for the Urban Corps of San Diego.