LA Conservation Corps

The LA Conservation Corps' primary mission is to provide at-risk young adults and school-aged youth with opportunities for success through job skills training, education and work experience with an emphasis on conservation and service projects that benefit the community.
Jun 18, 2014

Sea Fair 2014 @ King Harbor

KH Sea Fair 2014
KH Sea Fair 2014

SEA Lab has just completed one of our most ambitious trainings in preparation for our busy spring season and even busier summer program. Corpsmembers have received training in animal health and nutrition, aquarium maintenance, water quality, informal education, marine biology and aquaculture.

In May, SEA Lab partnered to host Sea Fair 2014; it was a tremendously successful event! Thanks mainly to an outstanding group of sponsors, participants and a committee of dedicated volunteers! This year, the event footprint was expanded, adding new host facilities, additional boat rides, and bringing the Tall Ship Irving Johnson and the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Blackfin to the list of attractions, among other activities. An estimated 2,500 people attended this years event learning about water conservation, local marine life, youth training and environmental stewardship.

SEA Lab will be hosting Summer Camps in July and August with on-the-water educational opportunities, including kayaking, tidepooling and beach exploration.

Halibut Education
Halibut Education
Jun 16, 2014

Springtime Events in the Garden

Spring gardening classes 1
Spring gardening classes 1

Springtime at the East LA Learning Garden has been filled with very fun and informative events and classes. On April 23rd we hosted a Volunteer Event with PVH, one of the largest global apparel companies. More than a dozen of their employees came to help us with general gardening maintenance. Check out the photos attached!

Our Master Gardeners, including UC Master Gardener Michelle Segura & Mujeres De Maiz lead a series of victory garden classes titled “Organic Edible Gardening 101”. This was a beginner's level series with classes which combined lectures, guest speakers and hands-on work in the garden. All students had the opportunity to take home plenty of seeds, plants, and other goodies throughout the series.

Other improvements to the garden made by our Corpsmembers include:

  • The laying of waddle on the hillsides and the use of recycled concrete for tree wells.
  • The addition of 5 cubic yards of mulch along the walking path.
  • We also received 25 cubic yards of mulch and 5 cubic yards of compost to be added to our garden.

Thank you to all of our donors for continuing to make these opportunities possible for our corpsmembers and our community. Thanks to you, this urban garden thriving better than ever!

If you’re interested in visiting our special garden, please contact me at tleung@lacorps.org or come by on our Harvest days, which take place on Sundays from 9am to 1pm. Remember to bring your baskets or reusable bag to take home some veggies! 

Thank you again for all of your support!

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Spring gardening classes 2
Spring gardening classes 2
Spring gardening classes 3
Spring gardening classes 3
Spring gardening classes 4
Spring gardening classes 4
Springtime at the East LA Learning Garden!
Springtime at the East LA Learning Garden!

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Apr 14, 2014

15 LA Corpsmembers Gained Work Readiness Skills

LA Corpsmember ready for professional interview
LA Corpsmember ready for professional interview

Your generous donations provide work readiness training and interview outfits for LA Corpsmembers. The LA Corps continues to partner with the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce to provide comprehensive work readiness training for corpsmembers. 15 young adults participated in mock interviews on February 28, 2014 after a week of Work Readiness training taught by Transition Coordinator, Roxana Aguilar.  All participants received first hand tips from working professionals and prepared a personal portfolio. Each portfolio includes a resume and application for an employment opportunity of their choice. Corpsmembers received a gift card to purchase interview clothing. They dressed professionally and made an excellent impression on the interviewers. Thank you to our wonderful volunteers: Board members Dawn Wilson & Marisol Salguero, and long time Corps supporter, Julie Waxman, for interviewing and giving advice to corpsmembers! 

Thank you for your generous support the LA Corps Transition team successfully trained 15 young adults for the working world! Interested in continuing to support the LA Conservation Corps? Like us at LA Conservation Corps Facebook and support one of our global giving projects Keep Los Angeles Youth Employed and In School

Thank you,

Roxana Aguilar

Vocational Training Coordinator

*Name changed to protect participants identity

LA Corpsmembers motivated to succeed in interview
LA Corpsmembers motivated to succeed in interview

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