March Newsletter
 
 
 
 
The Latest News From The Corps
 
 
 
 
It's almost here! In just ONE month, we will host our annual Spring Luncheon Celebration! We will honor our newest Russell Kantor scholars, Lauren Bon of Metabolic Studio, Enrique C. Zaldivar of LA Sanitation, and our very own Bruce Saito. You won't want to miss this wonderful event. Reserve your seat today by visiting our Save The Date page. We look forward to seeing you on April 30th at the beautiful Union Station!
 
 
 
 

Serve A Year Campaign Launch @
Jimmy Kimmel Live! Studio

On Monday, March 23rd, the LA Conservation Corps joined The Corps Network and other leading national service organizations to participate in the launch of Chelsea Clinton's Serve A Year Campaign, which was held at the Jimmy Kimmel Live! studio in Hollywood.

This campaign -- which Chelsea first announced at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting this past September -- is a long-term effort to inspire millions of young people to serve a year in their communities, and to make national service a more prominent way of life.

At the launch event, attendees heard speeches from Chelsea Clinton, Jimmy Kimmel, Blair Taylor, Starbucks' Chief Community Officer, actor Joe Morton, and others. We're especially proud to say that the audience was also treated to a wonderful and inspiring speech by Kendrick Collins, one of our stellar corpsmembers. Way to go, Kendrick!

Visit our Facebook page for more photos from the day!
 
 
 
 
The Corps Is Making LA Residents Happy!
 
 
 
On Saturday, March 21st, we partnered with Mayor Eric Garcetti's Volunteer Corps, the Mayor's Office of Sustainability and Happy City Los Angeles to host an alley clean-up in Councilmember Bernard Parks' district as part of the Mayor's "Weekend of Happiness."

Volunteers from all over the city, including ROTC cadets from Crenshaw High School and Orchard Supply Hardware, worked extremely hard to clear overgrown vegetation, illegally dumped items and other discarded objects from this alley. When one resident saw us preparing to work, they thanked us and indicated that it had been a multi-year battle to get this particular alley cleaned. Wow! What positive feedback to help motivate our volunteers, right? 

Many of our volunteers marveled at how much we were able to accomplish together, and what an impressive difference their work made in such a short period of time. The impact of everyone's work will be felt from years to come, and we couldn't have done it without them. So, a huge thank you to our volunteers!

We'd also like to thank Orchard Supply Hardware for their generous work glove donation and for sending volunteers, the Mayor's Volunteer Corps, Happy City Los Angeles, and Councilmember Bernard Parks office for their help with coordinating the day and for recruiting volunteers!

To see more photos from the day, visit our Facebook page!
 
 
 
SEA Lab Volunteer Opportunity
 
 
 
On Saturday, April 11th, join the SEA Lab staff as we help restore a diverse community of native shrubs and beautiful wildflowers at the southern end of Ballona Creek in Playa Del Rey. We will be planting, weeding and cleaning the site. If you, or anyone you know wants to know how to double their impact, please contact Kea Meyers Duggan, Marketing & Volunteer Engagement Director at kduggan@lacorps.org for more information. 
 
 
 
 
 
The LA Conservation Corps' primary mission is to provide at-risk young adults and school-aged youth with opportunities for success through job skills training, education and work experience with an emphasis on conservation and service projects that benefit the community. 
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