Meet LA's Finalist for Corpsmember of the Year!
 
 
 
 
Damontre Halcromb didn't waste any time when he started at the LA Conservation Corps last January. He participated in every training and certification opportunity, earning his First Aid/CPR, OSHA, and forklift certifications, as well as his driver's license. Because of his hard work, Damontre was recently promoted to to be a Corpsmember Driver, a role that requires a high level of leadership among his peers. His proudest accomplishment, however, is knowing that he has made a positive impact on his community. His goal is to earn an AmeriCorps education award and enroll in LA Trade Tech.

"Prior to joining the Corps, I did not have a sense of community even in the neighborhood that I grew up in for the last 20 years," shares Damontre. "Before the Corps, I felt as if I was taking from my community only to benefit myself. Now that I have been a part of the Corps, I feel as if I am giving back and it makes me see everything in a more optimistic light."

Now, Damontre has been named a finalist in the national Corpsmember of the Year competition sponsored by The Corps Network. Everyone at the LA Corps is so proud of Damontre and inspired by his strength and determination!

You can help other new Corpsmembers reach their goals just like Damontre.
 
 
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Save the Date!
 
 
 
 
After five years away, we are bringing the 2019 Spring Luncheon back to the LA State Historic Park on Thursday, May 2, 2019.

Make plans to join us as we celebrate a year of amazing Corpsmember achievements and honor our 2019 Corps Champion - LA Changemaker Sean Burton, CEO of Cityview - and our Corporate Partner of the Year - Lime - for their commitment to the Corps, the community, and the power to make the world a better place!
 
 
 
 
We will also honor the hard work and dedication of our amazing new class of Russell Kantor Next Step Fund Awardees

More announcements to come in the new year! We hope to see you all there!
 
 
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Corps Joins Other Environmental Champions at SoCal Gas Luncheon
 
 
 
 
The Corps' own Carlos Campero, Director of Conservation Programs at our Compton site, joined colleagues from dozens of other environmental organizations at a luncheon earlier this month to receive funding from SoCal Gas' Environmental Champions grant program.

This year SoCal Gas granted $400,000 to a variety of environmental projects. The Corps was honored and grateful to receive a portion of that funding to support greenhouse gas reduction efforts to plant more trees in the neighborhoods around the Port of Los Angeles. 

Follow our Compton crews on Instagram to learn more about their work and their efforts to care for Compton Creek Natural Park. 
 
 
 
 
 
The Corps Teams up with East LA Residents for Community Clean-Ups
 
 
 
 
This fall, Corpsmembers from our East LA program have turned up on Saturday mornings to support a series of community clean-ups hosted by LA County Supervisor Hilda Solis, the Eastmont Community Center, and the LA County Community Development Commission.

Over four weekends, Corpsmembers worked side by side with dozens of community volunteers to clean and beautify areas of City Terrace, Boyle Heights, and Wellington Heights. Thanks to donations from Target, Panera Bread, Rite Aid, and Food 4 Less everyone was well-fed and hydrated throughout the days.
 
 
 
 
 
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