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Woodcraft Rangers has over a century of service to youth in under-resourced communities, having welcomed all genders and youth of color long before many institutions. Therefore, the agency has deep experience with the impacts of generational trauma. Woodcraft’s current trauma-informed care (TIC) practices, honed over decades of experience, offer many model and practical examples.
Newsom Administration, Natural Resources Agency Launch Historic Plan to Increase Outdoor Access in California
Overlooking the central city from the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook, state and local leaders gathered Wednesday to celebrate a new plan that will increase access to the outdoors for all Californians, regardless of who they are or where they live.
Woodcraft Rangers CEO Julee Brooks speaks at the November 14, 2023 LAUSD Board meeting.
Before the start of each new school year, Woodcraft Rangers welcomes back all-staff to Back-2-Woodcraft, or B2W.
The “expanded learning opportunities” funding is “a real validation of the kind of work we’ve been doing for so long,” said Julee Brooks, CEO of Woodcraft Rangers, which provides after-school programs on more than 100 Los Angeles-area school campuses. “It’s also a recognition of how much student need has changed.”
Nearly $3 Million Dollars Raised at Campfire Affair Gala Celebrating Woodcraft Rangers 100 Years Serving Los Angeles Youth
Woodcraft Rangers’ Campfire Affair Gala raised nearly $3 million dollars to support Woodcraft Rangers’ afterschool enrichment programs, summer day camps and Camp Woodcraft summer sleepaway camps. It also celebrated the nonprofit’s 100-year anniversary serving five generations of Angeleno youth.
LA’s largest, longest-running and most diverse after-school enrichment program – received a total of $740,000 in grants to expand its after-school and camp programs to be more accessible and responsive to youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).
In honor of its 100-year anniversary, Camp Woodcraft Rangers has collaborated with Grammy-winner Lisa Loeb to produce a new signature camp song for the campers called “Oh, Camp Woodcraft!” Loeb has been involved in summer camps since she attended them as a kid. She even started The Camp Lisa Foundation for children who may not have the funds to attend a sleepaway camp. Every child, she says, should have the opportunity to attend summer camp.
GRAMMY™ Winner Lisa Loeb Writes and Records Song with Summer Campers to Celebrate Woodcraft Rangers’ Centennial Celebration
Hey Campers! GRAMMY-winning singer, songwriter, and summer camp champion Lisa Loeb has teamed up with Emmy ®-nominated songwriter/co-producer Dan Mackenzie (and a few enthusiastic Woodcraft campers and camp counselors) to write and co-produce a new original campfire song, “Oh, Camp Woodcraft!”
Organizations around the country have committed to DEI (or JEDI which adds Justice to the umbrella) in various ways, often resulting in the creation of committees, commitment/values-statements, or designated roles or departments to ensure the various perspectives of employees are considered and incorporated into organizational actions and decision-making.
One of LA’s largest, longest-running and most diverse after-school enrichment program — hosted its 2023 Super “Scholar” Bowl this past Saturday, bringing together more than 400 program participants – students ages 4 to 18 from across Los Angeles County – to compete in a variety of educational and sports activities.
Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Lisa Loeb will played a show at Hollywood’s Bourbon Room on Wednesday, August 24, 2022. The show was special for Loeb for a couple of reasons. First, she shared the stage with a friend, actor/musician Steven Glickman.
Woodcraft Rangers 2023 Summer Sleepaway Camp Enrollment Now Open; Apply Early, Limited Spaces Available
Hey Campers! Woodcraft Rangers kicks off registration for its 2023 summer sleepaway camp. Celebrating 100 years of service to Los Angeles County youth, Camp Woodcraft is one of the longest-running and most inclusive summer camp programs in the nation, and is accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA).
Woodcraft Rangers tiene 100 años ayudando a estudiantes en actividades académicas y extracurriculares.
Back-to-school season is the perfect time to re-evaluate which enrichment programs you will include or toss for your kids this school year. LA Parent spoke with Julee Brooks, CEO of Woodcraft Rangers, about the importance of after-school programs and how to choose the right one.
Woodcraft Rangers CEO Julee Brooks explains the value of extended education and shares tips on how to find a high-quality after-school program right for your child.
Jennifer Lopez headlines the sixth annual LADF Blue Diamond Gala, held at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, helping fundraise for the organization’s efforts to improve education, health care, homelessness and social justice for all Angelenos.
In 3-part series, Host Bob DeCastro joins Woodcraft Rangers for its centennial celebration; interviews with CEO Julee Brooks, Senior Director Danny Salas, Woodcraft Rangers’ folklórico dancers, robotics team and more.