“It means the world to me to be a part of this. I see it as an opportunity for my future. It makes me feel good, like I’m going to become someone better. I want my niece to grow up to see me as a role model. I’m going to go the highest I can go and help other people, too.”

– Corpsmember Melinda Alvarado

Melinda is already a role model in our eyes. She is the reason we believe in the Corps. You can be the reason that she and hundreds of other hard-working Corpsmembers realize their dreams.


on Friday, April 27, 2018, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. 
Stand up and say that you believe in second chances!

We invite you to join us in celebrating our Corpsmembers and their hard work with the hundreds of other friends, family, government, corporate, and community leaders in attendance at this inspiring event. In addition to celebrating our Corpsmembers, we will recognize this year’s honoree Whole Foods Market® with the Trailblazer Award. You will also lend your support to the prestigious Russell Kantor Next Steps Fund Awards which will be announced at the luncheon.