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Orange County Conservation Corps

 1853 North Raymond Ave
 Anaheim, CA 92801
[P] (714) 926-6222 x 302
[F] (714) 9561944
[email protected]
Katharyn Muniz
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Organization DBA --
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Employer Identification Number 33-0563781 00000


Mission StatementMORE »

The Orange County Conservation Corps serves young, at-risk adults through employment, training and educational programs that build self-sufficiency and benefit the community through conservation-related projects.

Mission Statement

The Orange County Conservation Corps serves young, at-risk adults through employment, training and educational programs that build self-sufficiency and benefit the community through conservation-related projects.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2017
Projected Expenses $5,138,000.00
Projected Revenue $4,848,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Job Training Program

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

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Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

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Mission Statement

The Orange County Conservation Corps serves young, at-risk adults through employment, training and educational programs that build self-sufficiency and benefit the community through conservation-related projects.

Background Statement


The Orange County Conservation Corps (OCCC) is a certified local conservation corps, one of 14 local and state certified conservation corps in California. Serving Orange County since 1993, the OCCC is a voluntary work/learn program dedicated to serving at-risk youth, ages 18 to 25. The OCCC is helping address a national dropout crisis where more than 7,000 students drop out of high school every school day. Our participants are the most marginalized youth in our community: disconnected youth who have disengaged or dropped out of school and are not working. The OCCC provides an opportunity to earn a living while learning valuable life and employment skills through job training and attending our affiliated on-site charter school to earn their high school diploma.

Sometimes called a “Second Chance at Success,” the OCCC is for some a last chance to avoid gangs, stay free of drug abuse, avert incarceration, and ultimately ensure a positive life for themselves and their families as working, productive members of our community. Corpsmembers may remain at the Orange County Conservation Corps for up to two years to earn, learn, and serve. This gives Corpsmembers the time necessary to develop the skills to enter the workforce, and the OCCC program provides an opportunity for Corpsmembers to earn a living through paid work experience, learn job skills and further their education, while they serve the public by completing work projects.

All work projects are environmentally-based and benefit communities throughout Orange County. The OCCC performs a variety of conservation projects in the community which include watershed protection and restoration, weed abatement, fuel load reduction, planting, reforestation and irrigation, graffiti removal, and native habitat restoration. The OCCC also deploys five highly skilled recycling crews that collect and recycle 4.56 million beverage containers annually from local colleges, hotels, restaurants, businesses, parks, and community events. Last year, the OCCC will also add tire, e-waste, and oil recycling to its portfolio of services.

For almost 25 years, the OCCC has provided paid job training programs to over 4,000 Corpsmembers by instilling a strong work ethic, while providing the necessary experience and job skills to ensure that they will continue toward their bright futures.

Impact Statement



  • The Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of the Interior (DOI) announced that the OCCC is one of 91 initial organizations nationwide that have been approved as member organizations to help implement the Obama Administration’s 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (21CSC). The 21CSC is a national collaborative effort to put America’s youth to work protecting, restoring, and enhancing America’s natural and cultural resources.

  • OCCC graduated over 415 at-risk youth in the last 5 years.

  • The OCCC served over 600 young adults through work experience and/or education services last year.


  • Diversify funding to increase capacity/sustainability.

  • Expand Fee for Service contracts and opportunities, including expanding the Adopt A Channel program and meeting CalRecycle contract objectives in the areas of beverage containers, e-waste, used tires, and oil.

  • Continue to expand public relations throughout Orange County and outreach to local and state government.

  • We project that the Class of 2018 will include at least 100 students.

Needs Statement

  • Funding to support the following staff:

    • Fulltime development staff

    • Dedicated marketing/communications staff

    • Additional payroll staff person

    • Program Director

  • Board development professional services

CEO Statement


Board Chair Statement


Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer


Geographic Area Served

In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
Central Orange County
West Orange County
South Orange County
North Orange County
Orange County, CA

Organization Categories

  1. Employment - Employment Preparation & Procurement
  2. Education - Charter Schools
  3. Environment - Recycling



Job Training Program

The OCCC’s program design combines work and school in a structured, supervised work/school week. Eligible youth 18-25 year old are all low-income, high school dropouts, basic skills deficient, or are unemployed or underemployed. At the Orange County Conservation Corps we employ 3 interrelated strategies to serving youth: 

  1. Classroom Based Instruction: The Orange County Conservation Corps and Charter School has designed a paradigm which will meet the needs of these disenfranchised youth. The Charter School will provide high school diploma instruction, vocational and occupational skills training, and life skills.

  2. Paid Work Experience: Participants will be involved in community based conservation driven projects and externships based on the interest of each participant.

  3. Case Management: Every young person is assigned a case manager/ mentor to help them develop an Individual Service Plan that includes detailed steps to achieving their goals.

Budget  $100,000.00
Category  Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Population Served At-Risk Populations
Program Short-Term Success 

Our programmatic success will be evaluated with the following Performance Outcomes:

  • Sixty-five percent of enrolled youth will graduate the program with employment and/or post-secondary education enrollment.
  • Fifty percent will graduate the program with High School Degree and/or Professional Certificate Attainment.
  • Fifty-five percent will graduate the program with improved literacy and numeracy scores. All enrolled youth are pre-and post-tested to indicate their math and reading/writing proficiency.
Program Long-Term Success 

Our goal is to graduate participants from our program with a High School Diploma and a permanent job and/or enrollment in post-secondary education. Additionally, we offer our youth various professional certifications and assistance with literacy and numeracy skills building. All participants will receive additional 12 months follow-up case management services to ensure their successful retention of their job and /or post-secondary education enrollment status.

Program Success Monitored By 
Based on the youth’s individual service plan the participants goals are identified; and youth will then be enrolled into training services and programs leading to certificates of completion.
Participants will meet daily with certificated teachers for a total of ten hours per week of in-class instruction and tutoring to deliver academic assistance to raise the skill level of basic skills deficient youth. The Orange County Conservation Corps’ Charter School delivers its academic instruction knowing that most Corps Members’ basic academic skills are below the 8th grade. In addition to classroom based instruction, other assistance provided may be: on-line courses, individual or group trainings, presentations, lectures, packets for independent study, guest speakers.
Examples of Program Success  --


CEO/Executive Director Katharyn Muniz
CEO Term Start Apr 2011
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
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Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliation Year
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External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 36
Number of Part Time Staff 1
Number of Volunteers 0
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % --
Staff Professional Development Yes

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: --
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 3
Caucasian: 10
Hispanic/Latino: 24
Native American/American Indian: --
Other: --
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 17
Male: 20
Not Specified --

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers --
Management Succession Plan --
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Business Continuity of Operations Plan --

Risk Management Provisions

Nondiscrimination Policy --
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes

Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually

Government Licenses


CEO Comments


Foundation Comments



Board Chair Henry Barbosa
Board Chair Company Affiliation Vera & Barbosa Law
Board Chair Term -
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Henry Barbosa Vera & Barbosa Law Voting
Pearl Boelter -- --
Peggy Dougherty -- --
Steve Gordon Freeway Insurance Voting
Dorothy MacNevin -- --
Jan Noce' -- --
Jose Sandoval -- --
Barbara Whitney -- --
Mark Yarter -- --

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Additional Board Members and Affiliations

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 7
Hispanic/Latino: 2
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 5
Male: 4
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths --
Board Term Limits --
Board Meeting Attendance % 77%
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 50%
Board Orientation Yes

CEO Comments


Foundation Comments


Standing Committees



Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Fiscal Year July 01, 2016 to June 30, 2017
Projected Revenue $4,848,000.00
Projected Expenses $5,138,000.00
Form 990s

2017 Form 990

2016 Form 990

2015 Form 990

2014 Form 990

2013 990 Form FY2013

2012 990 Form FY2012

Audit Documents --
IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Revenue -- $4,554,507 $5,122,766
Total Expenses $4,302,924 $4,416,516 $4,470,038

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$135,146 $80,846 $33,209
Government Contributions $2,650,293 $3,032,176 $3,897,132
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified $2,650,293 $3,032,176 $3,897,132
Individual Contributions -- -- --
Indirect Public Support -- -- $0
Earned Revenue $1,623,341 $1,361,827 $1,060,139
Investment Income, Net of Losses -- -- $0
Membership Dues -- -- $0
Special Events -- $10,014 $0
Revenue In-Kind -- -- $0
Other $43,623 $69,644 $132,286

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Program Expense $4,022,414 $3,854,347 $4,026,661
Administration Expense $280,510 $562,169 $417,573
Fundraising Expense -- -- $25,804
Payments to Affiliates -- -- $0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 0.00 1.03 1.15
Program Expense/Total Expenses 93% 87% 90%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 0% 0% 1%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Assets $5,746,074 $5,357,114 $5,133,547
Current Assets $2,204,355 $2,376,819 $2,142,711
Long-Term Liabilities $357,508 $697,500 $716,130
Current Liabilities $288,291 $362,181 $289,873
Total Net Assets $5,100,275 $4,297,433 $4,127,544

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 7.65 6.56 7.39

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 6% 13% 14%
Endowment Value --
Spending Policy --
Percentage(If selected) --
Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

CEO Comments


Foundation Comments

Summary financial data is per the Form 990s and consultation with the organization. Foundation/corporate and individual contributions are combined under Foundation and Corporation Contributions.


Other Documents

No Other Documents currently available.