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Our Impact

223

Clean & Green Corpsmembers

10

football fields of fire fuel cleared from the urban-wildlife interface

415

Young Adult Corpsmembers

$122,000

Provided in financial assistance to Corpsmembers in need

232,875

hours of job training and work experience

209

vocational training certifications

96%

of Corpsmembers who complete the program find jobs when they leave

49,000

illegally dumped bulky items collected

4,800

trees planted = taking 576,000 cars off the road

98

Russell Kantor Next Step Fund + AmeriCorps Education Awardees

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CORPSMEMBER SPOTLIGHT

MEET DAMONTRE

Corpsmember Damontre hit the ground running when he joined the LA Corps, helping to plant over 750 trees across the community with the LA Mayor’s Million Trees Program. He quickly earned his OSHA 10 and First Aid/CPR certifications as a Corpsmember. Not long after, he enrolled in the Corps’ Driver’s Education Program, received behind the wheel training, and earned his driver’s license.

In the fall, Damontre joined the site’s leadership council as a liaison between Corpsmembers and staff. He has also served as a driver and crew leader, working on the City Plants project and being responsible for delivering free trees to local residents. Most recently, he’s been participating in a three-and-a-half week seminar—the PLACE Program, delivered by Los Angeles County and WERC—a workplace training that connects Corpsmembers and other prospective employees with specialized education to prepare for grounds maintenance and custodial position openings with the county.

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PROJECT SPOTLIGHT

FOOD WASTE PREVENTION & RESCUE

Recycling has always been mainstay of Corps activities. Thanks to a new initiative from longtime funder CalRecycle, this year we expanded from recycling CRV containers, e-waste, tires and mattresses to the innovative idea of recycling and recovering food waste.

Heading up this unique community mobilization project in the San Fernando Valley, a small team of Corpsmembers have been working to improve a broken food system by providing food to people who struggle to put food on their table via the Corps Food Waste Prevention & Rescue Program. This crew recovers up to 3,100 pounds of food waste every day. They’ve collected over 376,000 pounds since beginning the program last year—a heroic effort for a county that is home of the largest food insecure population in the United States.

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