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Winter 2019
 
 
 
 
 
 
 “The feeling of helping the planet go green is really what the Corps is all about. Helping the community is what I enjoy doing. I can't wait to see what the future holds for me."

– Diego, Corpsmember

 
 
 
 
Corps Takes Time to be Thankful
 
 
 
 
Continuing our annual tradition, all the Corps staff and Corpsmembers gathered together on the Thursday before Thanksgiving to say thank you to one another for the hard work, commitment and teamwork everyone has put in over the past year.

Friends from accounting firm HCVT not only provided a generous contribution to help make the day possible, they also came out to help set up the event and serve a delicious meal to all 300 people in attendance.

Chef Alan Matheus of Craft & Culture provided the feast and beverages were donated by our friends at Reyes Coca Cola Bottling.

Rounding out the celebration was a raffle that included some wonderful items donated by REI and recognition of our Corpsmembers of the Year!
 
 
 
 
 
 
Finish Your Holiday Shopping at the Corps
 
 
 
 
Still trying to find the perfect gift for someone on your holiday shopping list? Consider a limited edition Corps tote bag featuring a special design by artist and Corps Board member Jay Bell.
 
 
 
 
Each bag has been screen printed by Corpsmembers with one of Jay’s original designs from his Promised Land series of paintings. Several of these unique paintings are now on permanent display in the lobby of the Corps' Van de Kamp Center.

Made of heavy duty canvas, these bags are great for shopping, travel, or brightening up your daily commute!

Proceeds from the sales will support Corpsmembers’ ongoing journey to empower themselves and our communities. 
 
 
Order Your Tote Bag Now
 
 
 
Double Your Impact Before the End of the Year!
 
 
 
 
This month, you can do twice as much to empower Corpsmembers to protect the environment. Thanks to the generosity of one of our Board members, every gift made to the Corps in December will be matched up to $5,000!

Corpsmembers are serious about fighting climate change and making all of our communities healthier and more beautiful.

Don't wait! Make a gift today to help them achieve their goals!
 
 
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Congratulations to our Finalists for Corpsmember and Project of the Year
 
 
 
 
Every year, the Corps Network, a national association of over 100 service and conservation Corps across the country recognizes the achievements of Corpsmembers and Corps through the Corpsmember and Corps Project of the Year Awards. 

This year, the LA Conservation Corps is proud to be among the finalists for both awards. Congratulations to Corpsmember Angelica Bustamante and to the team responsible for our new Food Waste Prevention and Rescue Program. We are so proud of all of your hard work!
 
 
Read their Stories
 
 
 
Low/No Cost Ways to Support the Corps
 
 
 
 
Here are some great ways you and your colleagues, friends, and family can support Corpsmembers.
 
 
 
 
Be a Lime Hero!
 
 
 
 
Ralphs & Food4Less Give Back
 
 
 
 
Amazon Smile Supports the Corps
 
 
 
Make a difference the next time you ride a Lime scooter. Become an everyday hero by donating a slice of your Lime ride to the LA Corps from your settings in your Lime app.
 
 
 
To register as a Lime Hero, download the Lime app and select Lime Hero in the settings to opt-in and select the LA Corps.
 
 
 
If you are a customer at Ralphs or Food4Less, you can now support the Corps through their Community Giving programs!
 
 
 
 
 
 
If you are an AmazonSmile customer, you can support the Corps in the Amazon App on your Android!

Though AmazonSmile is not available on iOS devices, the Corps can be selected as a benefiting charity by anyone who visits smile.amazon.com from a desktop computer.
 
 
 
Generate donations for the Corps by opening the Amazon App on your Android.  View Settings and select AmazonSmile to select the LA Corps as a beneficiary. 
 
 
 
 
 
Upcoming Events
 
 
 
 
Make plans to join us in celebrating champions of the Corps at our annual Spring Luncheon Celebration on May 7, 2020 at the Los Angeles State Historic Park. More info to come next month!
 
 
 
 
 
Thank You for Helping Build Confidence
 
 
 
 
Your support of the Corps goes a long way. Hear Corpsmembers talk about how they gain confidence through their experiences with the Corps in this new short video. Watch now. »
 
 
 
 
Transforming Youth. Enhancing Communities.
 
 
 
 
 
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The LA Corps is an environmentally focused youth development organization. We unleash the power of youth to restore the urban environment and preserve natural resources on the coast and in the forests and mountains surrounding Los Angeles. Corpsmembers make Los Angeles' underserved urban neighborhoods better places to live, work, learn, and play. They build parks and community gardens, plant trees, restore habitats, refurbish trails, clean alleys, recycle and work on other projects and more. In the course of restoring the environment for future generations, and serving the communities they live in, youth are empowered to chart their own courses out of poverty and toward a meaningful career through access to education, job training, and support services.   Tax ID # 95-4002138.