Dear Friends, ‘Twas the Tuesday before Christmas and all through the Corps Crews were pulling together to achieve even more… Forgive the silliness, poetry isn’t our strong suit here. But, as I have been sharing with you since the pandemic hit home, teamwork is what we do best. I’ll admit it has been a struggle, … Read more

Dear Friends,  I am again reminded of the deep and meaningful partnerships and collaborations thatthe Corps has built over the last three decades and that have sustained us during thisdifficult year. Chief among those is our partnership with the City of Los Angeles. We have been soproud to work together through multiple administrations and in … Read more

Dear Friends,  In case we don’t ask enough, how are you doing? Last week, we kicked off a meeting of the senior management team with that simplequestion. The answers we got, though, were anything but simple. Tired. Anxious. Stressed. Cautious. Sad. Those all sound reasonable given everything we’ve been facing together. But youknow what else … Read more

Dear Friends,  “I’m built from everything that was meant to break me, and I won’t settle foranything less than what I’m striving for.” Corpsmember Dulce Dear Friends, What are you built from? After a year of such profound heartbreak and struggle, many of us may feel just likeDulce and are getting stronger with every obstacle … Read more

Dear Friends,  Time flies. It’s been a while since I have been in touch, and in that time, we have allcontinued to face numerous challenges. One of our Corpsmember leaders, Clarissa, was speaking to our Board last weekabout her experience this year. “We’ve had to adapt to all these changes and it justmakes you stronger,” … Read more

Dear Friends, Well, this certainly isn’t the summer that any of us had planned. I don’t know about you, but right now I am feeling a greater sense of connection to the community, to friends and strangers near and far, and to our partners around the state and the country. Maybe because we are keeping … Read more

Dear Friends, What has your personal and professional experience been like over the last few months? For most of us, that seems like a complicated question. Nevertheless, it is the one we posed to two of our outstanding Corpsmembers who came to speak at our annual Board of Directors meeting last Wednesday. As always, I … Read more

Dear Friends, I hope you are safe and are staying healthy.   Over the past few months, we have collectively faced extraordinary tragedy; the past couple weeks have taken that to a whole other level and illuminated the painful continuation of systemic racial injustice in this country.   We grieve the losses of George Floyd, … Read more

Dear Friends, When the safer-at-home order went into effect in March, we had to start doing a lot of things differently here at the Corps. One unexpected positive was the implementation of a daily conference call with all of our executive management team, site directors, program managers and coordinators. We share news, policy changes, successes … Read more

Dear Friends, Last week, I overheard a Corpsmember quietly share with his supervisor and his crew mates, “I’m grateful for the roof over my head and for my job.” Every day I am reminded how important it is that the Corps keeps working, and how blessed we all are to be able to be there … Read more