Help Us Expand Our Impact in 2024

As 2023 comes to a close, we’re taking a moment to reflect on the incredible impact of the Corps and looking ahead to 2024. This year, we set the goal to showcase every aspect of our work, from the innovative projects that protect our environment to the transformative opportunities that alter our Corpsmembers’ futures. Let’s revisit some of the highlights that made 2023 truly unforgettable.

Great Year 1

In January, we introduced you to the Rose Bowl Recycling Crew, which is diverting thousands of pounds of beverage containers from the landfill.

In February, we celebrated our grant from the EPA, which is allowing us to train the next generation of environmental workers.

In March, we shared the inspiring journey of our Corpsmember Jocelyn, who earned her high school diploma through the Corps and is pursuing her dream of one day becoming a nurse.

In April, we showed you Spectrum News’ segment on the River Rangersprogram, which showcased our important work cleaning the public spaces along the LA River and protecting the natural habitat of the animals that call the river home.

Great Year 2

In May, we introduced you to Corps Alum Shaquille Hawkins, who told us that “the Corps helped me to be a better person,” allowing him to thrive in his new role with JetBlue.

In June, you witnessed two incredible speeches from our Corpsmembers Italo Merino and Letty Torres at our 2023 Spring Luncheon. They reminded us of the true impact the Corps can have on a young person’s life.

In July, you enjoyed video highlights from our Corpsmember High School Graduation and heard firsthand what it meant for them to beat the odds and become high school graduates.

In August, you saw our Corpsmembers earning their S212 chainsaw certifications on their way to becoming wildland firefighters to protect our precious California landscapes.

Great Year 3

In September, we introduced you to our Corpsmember Jennifer, who had just finished the Women in Wilderness Backpacking Adventure in the Eastern Sierras, where she was able to enjoy a safe space with “women supporting women.”

In October, we introduced you to Carlos Campero, our Director of Conservation Programs at our Compton Site, who has dedicated 33 years to the Corps. He explained that the reason he loves working for the Corps is because “seeing that light bulb moment in a young person’s life and seeing them turn things around and start a career somewhere else is so fulfilling.”

In November, you celebrated America Recycles Day with the Corps and learned about the impact of our work diverting beverage containers, e-waste, and food scraps from the landfill.

In December, you heard from our Corpsmember Devaughn about how the Corps helped him with “pretty much everything from gas to food,” and from Corps Alum and Crew Supervisor Dulce Ruiz, who was born in Mexico, earned her high school diploma from the Corps, and takes pride in being able to mentor the next generation of Corpsmembers.

This is just a glimpse into the many stories and projects that have shaped our year. Every Corpsmember has a unique journey, every project has a purpose, and every donation has made a tangible difference. As 2023 concludes, we invite you to join us in ensuring an even greater impact in 2024. Your generosity can help us continue our mission. Click here to end 2023 with a donation to the Corps!

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