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First 400 Members of The Angeleno Corps Begin Serving Their Communities

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You've heard of the Peace Corps and Ameri-Corps and now there's the Angeleno Corps.

The new community service program for young people will give hundreds of 18–24 year-old residents $1000 a month and a $1000 scholarship to work at a service organization in the city.

The 10-month program aims to get them involved in community issues and give them paid work experience.

Meanwhile, they'll help provide services in neighborhoods hardest hit by the pandemic.

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"As Martin Luther King said, to paraphrase ... we all can be great because we can all serve,” said L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti. “And if that means it comes with a stipend to help support the family, a scholarship to further your education, and a connection with a meaningful local community organization where you could later work, it's really a win-win-win for everybody."

Applicants who were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and experienced housing insecurity, and those enrolled at a school in the Los Angeles Community College District were given priority during the application process.

Thirty-eight groups signed up to take on Angeleno Corps workers, including Kedren Health, the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA) and the Los Angeles World Affairs Council.  

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