Corpsmembers LEAP Into Action
 
 
 
A group of about 40 Corpsmembers in our Clean & Green Program were the first to experience the new LEAP initiative, launched earlier this month. LEAP, or the Learning Environmental Awareness Program (named by a Corpsmember in a naming contest), is the new environmental education and field studies program that Corpsmembers will participate in once a week for two-hour immersive environmental sessions and field excursions. LEAP participants will learn about climate change through a culturally inclusive environmental justice perspective, encompassing a myriad of connected community issues. They will explore the environment through climate change, land use, fossil fuels, the Earth's imbalanced nutrient cycles, urbanization, resulting socioeconomic groups' varying health disparities, the role of advocacy, LA's Sustainability Plan, its watershed, and its river.

"It was fun to learn something new about the environment that I didn't know. I'm looking forward to the LEAP programs." - Corpsmember Diego

The LEAP curriculum aims to foster environmental consciousness by providing tools of empowerment for Corpsmembers to develop a clear understanding of their place within the interconnected environmental issues that affect their communities, while exposing them to potential future career opportunities that build off their skills as workers and students.  LEAP is led by Environmental Education Coordinator Paola Flores, who was once a Corpsmember as a youth.

"The biggest thing I want Corpsmembers to take away from LEAP is HOPE. HOPE that this world can be different if we inform ourselves of the realities and allow ourselves to envision something different. HOPE that each one of them can have an impact that positively affects the world. HOPE that they can succeed, achieve, and change their communities for the better." - Paola Flores, LEAP Coordinator

 
 
SEE PHOTOS FROM THE KICKOFF
 
 
 
Much To Be Grateful For!
 
 
 
We have so much to be grateful for as we look back at our 2017-2018 Fiscal Year in our new Gratitude Report. Most importantly, we thank our Corpsmembers and we thank you for being a critical part of the Corps. Find out how your impact has spread across our communities.
 
 
CHECK OUT THE GRATITUDE REPORT
 
 
 
You're Invited
 
 
 
 
Mark Your Calendar

MAY 2, 2019

at the Los Angeles State Historic Park
 
 
 
 
Help us honor: SEAN BURTON, CEO, Cityview, 2019 Corps Champion LIME, 2019 Corporate Partner of the Year.
 
 
Proceeds benefit the LA Corps and the Russell Kantor Next Steps Fund. Purchase tickets and see our Virtual Tribute Journal online at: www.lacorps.org/celebrate.
 
 
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Catch Up With The SEA Lab
 
 
 
Last week, SEA Lab's Maria Madrigal and Adrianne Calbreath hung out with the team from The South Bay Show to talk about the SEA Lab's new Saturday program series.
 
 
 
 
 
Enjoy these fun events in support of the SEA Lab. Purchase tickets through Eventbrite or contact Adrianne at 310-318-7458 or acalbreath@lacorps.org
 
 
 
 
MARCH 2 
10 AM - 4 PM
GO GREEN FISHTIVITIES
 
 
 
 
MARCH 23 
9 AM - 12 PM
BEACH BLUFFS HABITAT RESTORATION 
 
 
 
MARCH 23
10 AM - 4 PM
THE SEA LAB'S GREEN FLING!
 
 
 
 
MARCH 23
1 PM - 3 PM
NATURALIST SKETCHING: BEACH BLUFFS
 
 
 
 
Go green for St. Patrick's Day! Upcycle crafts, touch tank tours and fish feedings. 
 
 
 
 
Join SEA Lab staff for a volunteer day to enhance the beauty of the Redondo bluffs. (FREE) 
 
 
 
 
Spring is here and what better way to celebrate than to go green! 
 
 
 
 
Seasonal Changes of the Beach Bluffs, Presented by The SEA Lab and co-hosted by USC Sea Grant!  
 
 
RSVP ON EVENTBRITE
 
 
 
Bye Bye Mattress
 
 
 
Have you ever noticed mattresses piling up near trash bins and wondered where they should go? Well, our San Fernando Valley area Corpsmembers just kicked off a new pilot project in partnership with the Mattress Recycling Council and CalRecycle–its Bye Bye Mattress. Once mattresses are collected by LA Sanitation, Corpsmembers load them into a transfer trailer for recycling purposes instead of being taken to a landfill. We are currently diverting an average of 90-110 mattresses per day, definitely reducing the impact on our landfills!

Have a mattress to recycle? Residents can call the City of Los Angeles' LA Sanitation Customer Care Center at 1-800-773-2489 at least one day before their regular collection day, so that the bulky item can be collected on the day of their regular refuse collection.
 
 
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PHOTO OF THE MONTH
 
 
 
Our After School Program (ASP) Students celebrated their 100th day of school at 52nd Street Elementary School this month!
 
 
SCHOOLS WE SERVE
 
 
 
Mark Your Calendar
 
 
 
Drop off your old and unused computers, cell phones and other electronic waste at an upcoming e-waste and recycling collection event held on a Saturday.
 
 
 
 
MARCH 2: 8am - 1pm
@ Parras Middle School
200 N Lucia Ave.
Redondo Beach
 
 
 
 
MARCH 16: 8am - 1pm
@ Emblem Academy School, 22635 Espuella Dr., Saugus, 91350
 
 
 
 
MARCH 23: 10am - 3pm
@ Santa Clarita Valley Intl School, 28060 Hasley Road, Castaic, 91384
 
 
SEE WHAT ITEMS WE COLLECT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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