FEB 2020
 "Being a part of the Corps makes it easy for you to succeed. When you walk into this job, you quickly learn
it’s not just a job, it’s an experience."

Getting to the Finish Line
A Clean & Green Program Story

When a young person enters his/her first job experience, there’s bound to be several lessons ahead. The Clean & Green Program is no exception, as it’s often a Corpsmember’s first job and first opportunity to earn a paycheck. This program, funded through the City of Los Angeles and the individual LA City Council Districts, focuses on developing a solid work ethic, patience, effective communication, working well in a team, valuing accountability, believing in one’s own abilities and building leadership. 
“I’d like to tell a lot of young people to join the Corps. It will help you change.”  

- Diego, New Alumni
Clean & Green Corpsmember
“I didn’t know how to use any of the tools on my first day—I didn’t even know how to use the rake!” shares Clean & Green Corpsmember Diego.  He says, “I started studying my Crew Supervisor to learn how to do things and then I started jumping in to help. Sometimes you doubt yourself because it’s a lot of work.  You have to have good expectations and not put yourself down. I learned you have to show initiative. Someone is always watching, even if you don’t think so. I love the job. It’s everything you don’t expect.” 

The opportunity to earn a diploma while working at the Corps is what makes the difference for some Corpsmembers.  Continue Reading »
Celebrate with Us May 7th
See You at Our 2020
Spring Luncheon Celebration !
Thursday, May 7, 2020
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
LA State Historic Park

We're so excited about the program we're putting together for our 2020 Spring Luncheon Celebration! We hope you will make the time to join us in celebrating our friends and our Corpsmembers on this special day.
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Sustainability Summit 3/27
Los Angeles Business Council presents the
14th Annual Sustainability Summit:
Advancing the Well-Being of Communities.
Friday, March 27
7:30am - 3:30pm
Bovard Auditorium, USC
California is doubling down on its pledge to be a global leader for sustainable practices and innovation. With a renewed urgency to recommit and build upon the Paris Climate Agreement, California is paving the way with ambitious decarbonization, renewable energy, electric vehicle, and clean water goals. Join the Los Angeles Business Council and state leadership in discussing how California can expedite its renewable energy and decarbonization targets, deliver the infrastructure needed to support an electrified transportation future, and provide safe, clean, and affordable water resources. Register at www.labusinesscouncil.org. »
2020 College & Career Fair
Our January 31st College & Career Fair, this year held in Watts, was another success, much in part due to our renewed partnership with the Watts Labor Community Action Committee (WLCAC). Young adults from around the community were invited to meet over thirty career and educational organizations, some of whom specialize in emerging green jobs, as well as companies dedicated to employing local Los Angeles residents. Present groups included City of Los Angeles Personnel Department, FedEx, Grid Alternatives, Local 78 Plumbers Union, Los Angeles River Center & Gardens, Mountains Recreation & Conservation Authority, Northeast Trees, National Park Service, PeopleReady, SoCal Gas Company, and more. Attendees received a mock interview and resume review, met representatives one-on-one, enjoyed lunch on-site, and were invited to attend the "Dear Future LA" panel discussion sponsored by Coca-Cola.
Alumni Feedback Needed
Seeking Corps Alumni Feedback

If you were a Corpsmember in the past, we'd like to hear from you. Please complete this short alumni survey to help us as we work to strengthen alumni relations. And, if you know an alumni, please share this link.
Career Opportunities
We're Hiring at the Corps

In addition to hiring Corpsmembers throughout the year, we have several positions open at the Corps for full-time and part-time professionals looking to make a difference in our youth-serving organization. Check them out at www.lacorps.org/careers and spread the word.
Photos of the Month
The Corps has had the fortunate opportunity to work with several talented photographers over the past few years, via Momenta Workshops' Project Los Angeles, where they offered their professional skill pro-bono to the Corps. This year, we welcomed photographer Henry Berman, CEO of Exponent Philanthropy, who came from Washington, DC to visit the Corps and capture Corpsmembers over three days earlier this month. Visit our flickr album "A Day in the Life of the Corps" to see this great series of images of Corpsmembers across LA, planting trees, canvassing for their e-waste collection, cleaning up streets and sidewalks in Venice, recycling mattresses, building the Compton Creek Walking Path, and attending a resume writing workshop.
Our 18/19 Gratitude Report is Online!
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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' under-served 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. 
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