"More than 600 people gathered today at the Los Angeles State Historic Park to celebrate the Los Angeles Conservation Corps' 23rd anniversary and pay tribute to the organization for their groundbreaking work with at-risk youth and environmental conservation. Shell Oil Company and sports clothing innovator Patagonia were honored at the annual Luncheon Celebration, which raised more than $400,000 for the Corps. Outstanding LA Corps members, students, and alumni were also recognized for their great work with college scholarships. Attendees included celebrity presenters Jake Gyllenhaal, Wilmer Valderrama and former MTV Host, Xzibit, and City Controller-Elect Wendy Greuel, and other elected officials.
"Today is a great day in the organization's history," said LA Corps Executive Director Bruce Saito".