Corona Virus Update 3/16/20

Update from Our CEO

Dear Corps Family and Friends,

For decades, conservation corps around the country, including the LA Conservation Corps, have repeatedly stepped up to support our communities in times of crisis and be of service to our neighbors. Clearly, we are in one of those times, and I have never been prouder of our team than I have been in the past few days. Their commitment, flexibility, and support of one another is inspiring.

The safety and security of our Corpsmembers as always is our top priority. Along with that comes the responsibility of continuing to provide the life changing services that we have promised each of them including paid work experience and support services.

We will continue to work on any projects that we can while following the guidance of our public health officials in order to be able to provide Corpsmembers with the paychecks they count on. We are proud of the work that Corpsmembers do every day to help strengthen the environmental health and safety of our communities. We are also communicating with our local and regional officials to see where we can safely be of service to them and to others as new needs arise.

We are maintaining our high levels of health and hygiene, providing additional education and supplies, and promoting social distancing practices at all levels of the organization. We have also made the decision to postpone our Spring Luncheon scheduled for May 7 to a later date. To those of you who have already purchased tickets or sponsored a table, we will honor your gifts when we are able to reschedule. If you were still considering buying tickets, please know your support is needed now more than ever to help us continue provide essential services to our Corpsmembers. We will recognize all of our friends and our wonderful honorees at our rescheduled event.

We look forward to the time when we can join together in celebration of our Corpsmembers and our friends. As many of you understand, the Corps is a family – an extended family that cares for one another and for our neighbors in times of troubles. Thank you for being here for our Corpsmembers, and know that we are here for you, too.


Wendy Butts, CEO