November 2015 Newsletter
The Latest News From The Corps
 Disney VoluntEARS Pitch In @ The SEA Lab
On Saturday, October 24th, several wonderful volunteers from Disney joined us at our SEA Lab facility in Redondo Beach to help with a number of beautification projects.

The Disney VoluntEARs team helped refresh our beautiful building mural, worked in our native plant nursery, and spruced up our front garden.

Many heartfelt thanks to our friends at Disney for their support and for spending part of their Saturday to help keep The SEA Lab beautiful.

To see more photos from the day, please visit The SEA Lab Facebook page.
A New Little Green Fingers Garden Has Sprouted!
Also, on Saturday, October 24th the Little Green Fingers collaborative, along with several community members, local corporate partners, and elected officials gathered to celebrate the grand opening of the East Wilmington Community Garden.

Located at the East Wilmington Greenbelt Park, this magical garden oasis is the seventh of eight planned gardens for the Little Green Fingers program, which works to provide low-income families with healthy food access and a pathway to a healthier lifestyle.

The event featured inspirational speeches from many participants, including First 5 LA Commissioner Nancy Au, Councilmember Joe Buscaino, and two of the East Wilmington gardeners. 

Please visit our Little Green Fingers Facebook page to see more photos from the day!
We Need YOUR Help This #GivingTuesday

We are very excited to let you know that we're taking part in the first annual #GivingSoCal Campaign.

#GivingSoCal was launched by the Center for Nonprofit Management to get our region involved in the national #GivingTuesday campaign. On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, organizations, families, businesses, community centers, and others around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

We're looking to raise as much money as possible to support the LA Conservation Corps' mission, but we need your help. 

We're looking to you, our amazing supporters, to go one step further than just donating and to actually fundraise for our campaign. Imagine the impact we can have if each of our supporters got their friends and family to donate to our cause! It's VERY easy to do.

Simply click here and click "Fundraise for This Campaign." 

If for some reason you cannot fundraise for our campaign, please visit our fundraising page and give whatever you can. Every single donation makes a difference.

Please email CrowdRise at if you have any questions or need help setting up your page.

Thank you, in advance, for your support!
LA River Work with Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream
Last month, our friends from Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream in Los Feliz partnered with our U.S. Fish & Wildlife River Corps team to help with some much-needed maintenance along the Los Angeles River. 

Volunteers worked tirelessly, alongside our Corpsmembers, to collect scores of debris and overgrown vegetation in the river bed.

Many thanks to the Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream team for their support in enhancing the Los Angeles River!
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Help Our Corpsmembers Have a Happy Holiday

On Friday, December 18th, we will host our Annual Corpsmember Holiday Party. We invite you to spend the afternoon with us as we create a joyous holiday experience for our Corpsmembers and their children.

To ensure the youngest members of our LA Conservation Corps family have the best holiday ever, we've created a page with a variety of gift options from which to choose.

Purchasing a gift via our registry is easy:
  1. Simply visit our registry here
  2. Select the item(s) you wish to purchase
  3. Make note of the shipping information we've included
  4. Click "Buy This Gift"

Save the Date!

Don't forget to Save the Date email for our Annual Spring Luncheon! Next year's event will be held on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at the beautiful Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the Los Angeles Music Center. 

Each year, our luncheon is very special as we recognize our Corpsmembers who are scholarship recipients. However, next year's event will be especially significant as we will also celebrate 30 years of transforming the lives of youth and enhancing communities in Los Angeles. 

We will honor Mickey Kantor, Founder, and John Van de Kamp, Founding Board Member, with Lifetime Achievement Awards. We hope you'll join us for what promises to be an inspiring and exciting day. 

To prepare yourself for next year's event, we invite you to watch highlights from our 2015 event. Then, head here to RSVP for our upcoming celebration! 

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