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2023 Corps Picnic

In late September, we held our annual fundraiser, but this time, in the form of a picnic! The Corps Picnic 2023 was a day to celebrate our corpsmembers and their incredible achievements during their Corps Journey.

The event was held at History Park in San Jose with everything decked out in fall colors.

It began with an opening ceremony followed by a land acknowledgment, led by Corina Herra-Loera, Community Advocate/Board of Trustee ARUSD, and Gerardo Loera, Director of Development at the Indian Health Center.

The Youth Champion Award was presented by Josh Fryday, Chief Service Officer, on Mayor Matt Mahan’s behalf, and Bruce Saito, California Conservation Corps CEO. Corpsmembers Steffon Taylor and Belen Reyes gave speeches as well, and shared about their experiences and accomplishments at the Corps. The Corpsmember of the Year Award was received by Rosalina Lopez, who also shared her Corps Journey and her many accomplishments.

Corpsmembers were able to network and socialize with the guests. This allowed them to share their Corps Journey stories firsthand!

The day was filled with laughter, camaraderie, and unforgettable memories. Thank you to everyone who made this a memorable and meaningful occasion. We look forward to another year of making a positive impact together! Thank you to our sponsors for helping to make corpsmembers' dreams and aspirations a reality.

Watch the video below to look back on the Corps Picnic.


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