Our Partners and Affiliates
The Corps Network possesses relationships and partnerships with numerous organizations, businesses, coalitions, and federal agencies that serve youth and advocate for their success in America. Some of these partners are official affiliates of The Corps Network. You can view a complete list of these organizations by clicking here. Several additional partners we would like to highlight are listed below. We also have full pages that discuss our advocacy work and relationship with groups like the Public Lands Service Coalition and the Outdoors Alliance for Kids.
American Hiking Society
For the last three decades, American Hiking Society has been at the forefront protecting the nation’s trails and the hiking experience. Our deep roots inoutdoor recreation, advocacy, volunteering and experiencing nature through hiking bring us enormous pride and satisfaction. Hiking our nation’s trails offers Americans boundless opportunities to enjoy nature, renew themselves and establish a lifetime of fitness. American Hiking Society works toward ensuring that hiking trails and natural places are cherished and preserved for us and for future generations as well. Join American Hiking Society. Be a trail volunteer. Protect and enjoy nature. Hike
Campaign for Youth
The Campaign for Youth focuses attention on the needs of young people who are out of work, out of school and out of the mainstream. Campaign for Youth advocates for the expansion of those opportunities and supports that prepare youth for their future roles as workers, parents, civic leaders and engaged members of caring communities.
The Corporation for National and Community Service (AmeriCorps)
The Corporation for National and Community Service is a federal agency that engages more than five million Americans in service through Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America, and leads President Obama's national call to service initiative, United We Serve.
The National Council of Youth Leaders
The National Council of Young Leaders is a recently created, permanent body that will advise the White House, Congress, philanthropists, business leaders, and other policymakers on issues affecting low-income youth and their communities. The Council is sponsored by several active national organizations dedicated to creating a pathway into civic engagement, service, and leadership for low-income young people. The sponsoring organizations include YouthBuild USA, Year Up, Public Allies, The Corps Network, Jobs for the Future, Youth Leadership Institute, and Opportunity Nation.
The Peace Corps
The Peace Corps traces its roots and mission to 1960, when then Senator John F. Kennedy challenged students at the University of Michigan to serve their country in the cause of peace by living and working in developing countries. From that inspiration grew an agency of the federal government devoted to world peace and friendship. Since that time, 200,000+ Peace Corps Volunteers have served in 139 host countries to work on issues ranging from AIDS education to information technology and environmental preservation.
Spark Action and the Forum for Youth Investment
SparkAction is a one-stop site for stories, news and interactive advocacy tools, that covers the range of child and youth issues and gives organizations, leaders and young people themselves a place to share their knowledge and ideas, and together raise a stronger voice for change. SparkAction is a part of The Forum for Youth Investment, a nonprofit, nonpartisan "action tank" dedicated to helping communities and the nation make sure all young people are Ready by 21®: ready for college, work and life. Informed by rigorous research and practical experience, the Forum forges innovative ideas, strategies and partners to strengthen solutions for young people and those who care about them.
Voices for National Service
Voices for National Service is a diverse coalition of national service programs, state commissions, and individual champions committed to expanding opportunities for Americans of all ages to serve and volunteer. Founded in 2003 in response to major cuts in federal funding that threatened hundreds of AmeriCorps programs, Voices for National Service mobilized supporters to spread a critical message: America needs AmeriCorps.