LA Corps and Coalition Receive Grant
 
 
 
Recently, the Green Together Collaborative (pictured above with Senator Bob Hertzberg), a partnership that includes the LA Corps, Community Partners, Pacoima Beautiful, The Trust for Public Land, LA Business Council, GRID Alternatives Greater Los Angeles, LA Cleantech Incubator, UCLA and the City of Los Angeles received a grant of $23 million from the California Strategic Growth Council’s Transformative Climate Communities Program (TCC).  Funding for the writing of this grant was made possible through a generous contribution by LAnSync and Wells Fargo.

This grant will fund multi-benefit green infrastructure projects like parks and urban greening efforts, projects that improve clean transportation options and provide renewable energy sources, the expansion of open space in the Northeast Valley, as well as workforce development and land-use policies to mitigate against displacement of low income families. These efforts aim to transform Pacoima into a community that lowers its carbon emissions, and is more resilient to impacts from climate change.  
 
 
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A New Opportunity for Valerie
 
 
 

When a young person joins the LA Corps, many doors are opened to new opportunities. "When you come to the LA Corps, you're coming into something bigger than a 9 to 5. It's about a future, not just work, or a job," describes Valerie S.  Valerie, a Corpsmember, has just been promoted to the Recruitment Assistant position with the LA Corps, where she will work for the coming 12 months with the Recruitment department. In this role, she will share her story and share her time with young adults ready to make a change in their lives. 


Valerie has had a variety of experiences with the Corps, from trail maintenance, to janitorial experience, to beautifying the Angeles National Forest, to shoveling snow at the Crystal Lake Camp Grounds, to cleaning up brush after fires, to traveling across the state with the Corps, to earning 700 hours toward the AmeriCorps program, to working at the South LA Site at Saito High School.  She re-enrolled with the Corps five months ago, after leaving in 2015 when she had to face some personal challenges head-on. Before she first joined the Corps, she was 18, with only 9th grade credits on her school record. Frustrated by her setbacks, she felt uplifted when the Corps offered to help her with her education and the development of her workplace skills.

“When I look back, I wasn’t going anywhere good. I didn’t have any role models in my life to look up to. The Corps has been like a family to me and helped me to mature.  Now I feel like I am part of something special.”

Today, in addition to being the mother of a beautiful little girl, Valerie has a new set of responsibilities. Click here to Continue Reading Full Story.

 
 
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Celebrate With Us Back At The Park
 
 
 
Join us at this year's Spring Luncheon, a benefit for the LA Corps and the Russell Kantor Next Steps Fund.

MAY 2, 2019
at the Los Angeles State Historic Park

HONORING
 
 
 

Purchase tickets and see our virtual Tribute Journal online: lacorps.org/celebrate.
 
 
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Have Some Fun with the SEA Lab
 
 
 
 
SAT, FEB 9  12:00PM
 
 
 
 
NATURE ART SERIES - BROS, BEER & BRACELETS
 
 
 
 
@ King Harbor Brewing Company, Redondo Beach
 
 
 
 
SAT, FEB 23  10:00AM
 
 
 
 
SCOUT BADGE SERIES - BIRDING FOR BADGES
 
 
 
 
@ The SEA Lab, Redondo Beach
 
 
 
 
Don't be afraid of Valentine's Day! Join our bracelet making workshop and make that special someone the personalized gift they deserve or just pop in to learn a new skill! Also, FIRST PINT FREE with sign up, $5 pints thereafter.
 
 
 
 
Co-hosted by Wild Birds Unlimited! Join in for badge credit or just for fun. Get hands-on birding experience and knowledge.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Enjoy these fun happenings in support of the SEA Lab. Purchase tickets through Eventbrite or contact Adrianne at 310-318-7458 or acalbreath@lacorps.org. Each workshop is $20 and participants receive a 10% discount for signing up for multiple sessions!
 
 
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After School Program Looks Ahead
 
 
 
 
The LA Corps After School Program (ASP) has been busy preparing for the new year. ASP Staff started the new year by attending professional development training to prepare for their youth programs. And, students kicked off 2019 by setting goals for 2019 in a creative way. These students from Arroyo Seco Museum Science Elementary started the year off right by creating their very own 209 Goal Flip Books!  A good reminder that it's never too early to plan ahead and set sights on the future.
 
 
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PHOTO OF THE MONTH
 
 
 
A new team of prospective Corpsmembers worked on nature preservation projects through the rain and sweat at their overnight orientation retreat earlier this month in Temescal Canyon. This first group of new Corpsmembers for 2019 graduated to the next level of the Corps on February 1st. We're excited to welcome them to the Corps.
 
 
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Recycle Your e-waste & Tires Feb. 9th
 
 
 
Go Green in 2019! Bring your old and unused electronics and tires to our February e-waste and recycling collection event.

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 9th
8am - 1pm

LA Corps West Valley Site
19040 Vanowen St., Reseda, CA  91335

 
 
 
ACCEPTING THESE e-WASTE ITEMS ONLY:
  • Desktop & Laptop Computers
  • LCD Monitors & TVs
  • MP3 Players
  • GPS Systems
  • Smartphones
  • PDAs & Cell Phones
  • CRT & Monitors
  • TVs
  • Printers
  • Keyboards and Mice
 
 
 
ACCEPTING THESE TIRES ONLY:
  • City of Los Angeles residents only
  • Tires on rim accepted
  • No tires from businesses
  • No over-sized or tractor tires
  • Maximum of nine (9) tires per person per trip.
 
 
 
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Contact Carla at 213-749-3601 ext. 218 or calas@lacorps.org.

 
 
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