Corpsmembers & Alumni

Who are these amazing Corpsmembers and what do they go on to do with their lives?

Get to know a few of them here!

Monthly Corpsmember Success Stories

Jonathon Lopez

Jonathon Lopez has been with the Corps since December 22,2022, but has achieved a lot in a short time. Jonathon graduated high school earlier this February and since he started, Jonathon has completed his First Aid/CPR, OSHA 10 trainings. He has a resume ready to go for employment and has completed his 300 hours on work projects. Jonathon is also a CM Driver. Keep up the great work, Jonathon!

Genesis Pardon

Genesis Pardon has only been with the Corps for nine months, but she has completed her First Aid/CPR, OSHA 10 trainings as well as 300 hours work experience. She is also an ambassador of the River Ranger Program where she has been trained to take an active role in natural resource conservation, education and restoration of the Los Angeles River. Keep on thriving Genesis!

Marquis Godfrey

Marquis joined the Corps in July of 2023 and from the beginning he stood out. He was eager to learn and to take advantage of any and all opportunities. After one week with the Corps, he signed up for the Brownfields training where he received a total of seven different certificates. In October, Marquis became a Corpsmember Driver at the East LA site and he’s shown that he is a responsible and motivated Corpsmember. In November, Marquis completed the WERC program training in which he was prepped to apply for a job with the County of LA. He hopes to hear back from them soon. Great job Marquis!

Miguel Segovia & Alejandro Tapia

Miguel has successfully secured internships/apprenticeship with the LA State Historic Park and Alejandro has a secured a full-time position as a maintenance worker with the same park. During their time hear, both Corpsmembers have received their OSHA 10, First Aid and CPR certifications. They have received their S212 chainsaw certifications and worked on exciting projects such as trail maintenance. They have stood out among many due to their excellent work ethics and their drive and passion to work on conversation projects. Now their hard work is paying off and they are on a path to greater outcome. Congratulations Alejandra and Miguel keep reaching higher and you are sure to land on something good!

Ivan Alfaro Jr.

Ivan was a Corpsmember at our Compton site who participated in the CA. Tree Academy training and was hired by North East Trees to join their tree planting crew in Watts and South LA. Ivan was set to transition on December 15, 2023. He was a Corpsmember who enjoyed mentoring others, always offered rides to other Corpsmembers who were having trouble getting to work on time. He worked on our tree planting crews, Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook project, concrete cutting crew, and the CD 15 clean up team. He hopes to come back one day and apply for a staff position! Way to go, Ivan!


“Join the Corps! It will change the way you see the world.”

That’s the best advice Corpsmember Anthony can give to young adults out there looking for their next step. After almost two years at the Corps, not only has Anthony’s view of the world changed, but he has also changed how he views himself.

Anthony, 20, joined the Corps at the suggestion of his brother who was also a Corpsmember. But he had all his family on his mind when he signed up. “I wanted to help my parents. My stepdad was the only one working in our household and I felt it was my responsibility.”

And while the wages he has earned in the program have been a huge help, the technical and life skills have meant just as much. He has worked on a variety of projects and is now tackling an administrative job at one of our sites.

“The Corps helped me take off my shyness,” he shares as he thinks about what comes after the Corps. “Who wouldn’t like someone who is confident.” Anthony has been practicing his networking skills as he gets ready to go back to school.

Last summer, Anthony and several other members of his household contracted COVID-19. It was a particularly stressful time as he struggled to keep it away from his younger sister who is immunocompromised. Anthony recovered and his sister stayed healthy, and the experience has strengthened his positive attitude and pursuit of his goals. This winter, he learned that two of his aunts had passed away, but his grief is tempered by his determination.

“Always have a goal. It’s going to drive you every day to go to work.”

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