The LA Conservation Corps empowers young people to transform their lives and communities and rewards them with scholarships.
Online PR News – 24-April-2013 – Los Angeles, California – The Los Angeles Conservation Corps will be hosting its Spring Lunch Celebration 2013 on Thursday, April 25 from 11:30AM to 1:30PM. The LA Conservation Corps will raise close to $800,000 for scholarships, education and youth development programs.
The celebration will feature guest speaker Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. The ceremony will recognize Martha and Ari Swiller as the 2013 Corps Spirit Honorees and FedEx as the 2013 Corporate Honoree.
Martha and Ari Swiller jointly stated: It is impossible to live in Los Angeles without witnessing the extensive community projects executed by the Los Angeles Conservation Corps. The organized efforts by this the LA Conservation Corps has a visual, emotional and economic impact that makes Angelinos proud to live here. We are humbled to be named the 2013 Corps Spirit Honoree.
Mitch Jackson, vice president of Environmental Affairs at FedEx Corp., will be accepting the 2013 Corporate Honoree award on behalf of his organization.
Mr. Jackson states, FedEx team members enjoy working with the Los Angeles Conservation Corps because it aligns well with our commitment to connecting the world responsibly and resourcefully. Weve teamed up with them on numerous community projects over the last six years ranging from restoring the coastal habitat in Redondo Beach to building a community garden in East LA. Each project has a measurable impact that we are proud of and we are pleased to support scholarships for these deserving young people each year.
The luncheon takes place at Los Angeles State Historic Park located at 1245 North Spring Street in Los Angeles, 90012. The site is across the street from the headquarters of the LA Corps Clean and Green program for high school youth.
The LA Corps is the largest non-profit urban youth corps in the nation. Founded in 1986, its 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 emphasis on conservation and projects that benefit the community.
The LA Conservation Corps empowers young people to transform their lives and communities. In one year alone, corpsmembers planted 14,000 trees, built 11 community gardens, collected nearly 400 tons of recyclables, restored 1,400 acres of habitat and removed over 66 million square feet of invasive species, among other accomplishments. Our luncheon celebrates these dedicated young people – for their contributions, their perseverance, and their promising futures.
More than 1000 corpsmembers have been able to attend community colleges, universities and trade schools with help from the Russell Kantor Scholarship Fund. It is named in memory of the son of LA Conservation Corps founder Mickey Kantor, who served as United States Trade Representative and Secretary of Commerce in the Clinton administration.
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About the LA Conservation Corps: The Los Angeles Conservation Corps is a 501(c)3 private non-profit organization founded in 1986 by former U.S. Secretary of Commerce and Trade Ambassador Mickey Kantor. Its primary mission is to provide underprivileged 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. The LA Corps is a national leader in workforce development and alternative education for inner-city youth and is currently the largest urban conservation corps in the nation with a full-time staff of over 100 employees serving 16,000 young people each year.
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