The Green Building Corps

The USGBC-LA Green Building Corps delivers a structured volunteer engagement program that provides the unemployed and underemployed with valuable experience, relationships, and contributions towards green building projects that benefit the greater Los Angeles region. Green Building Corps participants commit to either a 3, 6, or 12 month term of 5 – 20 hours per week and will receive a certificate of completion at the end of their program experience.

Project Experience

Green Building Corps participants will provide project support for the USGBC-LA Annual Legacy ProjectGreen Schools microgrant projects, Chapter initiatives, and committees. Additionally, green building projects will be sourced across Architecture, Engineering, and Construction firms as well as sustainability consultants, public agencies, and community partners. The intent is for these projects to provide a public or community benefit, allowing unemployed or underemployed people to gain experience, build relationships, and better position themselves for future employment.


USGBC-LA will match participants with mentors from USGBC-LA’s Mentor Network with a requirement of at least one-hour per month meeting, either in-person or virtual, focused on career development.


Green Building Corps members will be provided with USGBC-LA memberships at no charge and access to USGBC-LA’s training, recorded content, and events at no cost wherever possible.

Corporate Engagement

Companies can purchase bundles of hours from the Green Building Corps for support on projects, back office work, event support, data entry, and more. All hourly payments will go directly to support the Green Building Corps.



Applications for the 3rd Green Building Corps cohort are open until September 26th, 2021

Apply today!


Ankitha Doddanari

Green Building Corps Member

Derek Farias

Green Building Corps Member

Tamsyn Hunnewell

Green Building Corps Member

Maja Jeremic

Green Building Corps Member

Ali Karim Lee

Green Building Corps Member

Erin Lopez

Green Building Corps Member

Kolby Medina

Green Building Corps Member

Osnat Naiberg

Green Building Corps Member

Jane Roschen

Green Building Corps Member

Andy Shin

Green Building Corps Member

Kate Zeile

Green Building Corps Member

Michael Zurita

Green Building Corps Member


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