SEPT 2019
 “I was a Corpsmember in 2014. Life was hard. Now it's good. Being in the Corps literally gave me the skills for life. The Corps motivates people to work hard and teaches valuable skills. It saves lives. It changed me profoundly.”

– Cesar, Alumni Corpsmember

Corpsmembers Make an Impact
The commitment that Corpsmembers make to themselves and to our community goes deep, often leaving a lasting impact on their minds as well as a physical impact that can be seen for years to come. From planting new trees, to building construction projects, to installing solar panels, to landscaping green spaces, to developing or restoring gardens, trails and native landscapes, Corpsmembers make their mark. They work hard every day on their personal and professional growth, while helping to make our greater L.A. community cleaner and greener. 
"From what I see, the status of the environment in my opinion is atrocious. But, there are small steps we're taking for a better future.  I've learned  to recycle tires and how to successfully plant a full blown tree that's going to grow in 10-20 years. I'm learning how to help better the environment in my own way. The Corps is helping the environment to make it a greener place." - Joshua, Corpsmember 
We're excited to share that the Corps just launched a new, interactive map online where you can see the places where Corpsmembers like Joshua have made an impact. Visit our LA Corps Project Map and see where Corpsmembers have worked to enhance communities since 1986 all across Los Angeles County.
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Jocelyn Envisions Her Future
You can bring Jocelyn’s vision for her future to life by giving to the Corps today. Your support can provide everything a Corpsmember needs to be successful in their journey to further their education, build a successful career, and knock down every barrier that stands in their way. 

Let a Corpsmember know that their dreams of prosperity are meaningful. 
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Wells Fargo Supports Resilience in the Valley
Thank you to our longtime supporter and champion, Wells Fargo, for renewing their financial commitment to the Green Together Collaborative. This diverse, energized group of organizations - Pacoima Beautiful, GRID Alternatives, the Los Angeles Business Council, LA CleanTech Incubator, LADOT, LA Sanitation, the Trust for Public Land, UCLA, Community Partners, and the Corps - has joined forces in a spirit of service to advance a transformative climate resilience program in the neighborhoods of Pacoima and Sun Valley. For the second year in a row, with Wells Fargo’s innovative place-based funding and major support from the Strategic Growth Council, we will be working together over the next several years to improve public health and quality of life and expand community beautification while confronting issues of environmental justice. Best of all, we will be providing paid work experience to young people from these communities. 
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YouthBuild AmeriCorps Opportunity Grows
Corpsmembers received good news recently when we were granted the opportunity to provide AmeriCorps Education Awards to more Corpsmembers than ever through a grant from YouthBuild USA. These awards allow qualifying Corpsmembers to purchase needed books or tuition to support their educational goals in a higher learning institution. Participating Corpsmembers must complete 450 hours of service in one of 3 designated pathways (construction, conservation, recycling) and maintain good attendance in order to receive the education award. Through the accumulation of their service hours, Corpsmembers connect to the community in a variety of ways. They also participate in special service projects during the year including the upcoming National Public Lands Day event.  Days of service give our Corpsmembers the opportunity to work with local volunteers and expand the magnitude of the work they do on a daily basis!
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ASP Team Makes After School Totally Cool
The LA Corps After School Program (ASP) team jumped back into a new school year ready to make a difference! Not only did new staff join the crew, but also two new schools were added to our roster: Andasol Avenue Elementary and Western Tech Elementary. 
In addition, two SEA Lab alumni Corpsmembers joined the ASP cadre: Julio Mendez and Adrian Perez. Julio is working with a group of 20 students at Cochran Middle School and assisting them on their homework. He primarily works with English language learners who are benefiting from working with him, as he is bilingual. Adrian is as Peary Middle School. He has a passion for science and has started working with a group of 20 students, doing fun slime projects and the classic egg drop project. 

In preparation for the first day of school, all ASP staff participated in our annual two-week training for elementary program leaders, middle school program leaders, and new and returning Site Supervisors. These teams learned about student engagement, classroom management, skill building and other important elements to run a successful, quality youth-centered program. A highlight was participating in the Fulcrum Team Building segment. They started the school year united as a team, with young people's bright futures in mind. 
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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.