The Public Lands Service Coalition
The Corps Network is a Steering Committee Member of The Public Lands Service Coalition (PLSC). We house its staff within our Washington, D.C. office and share many mutual goals with the Coalition, that is largely comprised of a subset of our membership who are particularly passionate about connecting youth to public lands.
The PLSC promotes youth service jobs and career development on public/tribal lands and waters. Each year, Coalition members engage more than 17,000 young people in jobs and service opportunities, and they are poised to expand greatly to address the record-high youth unemployment, the billions of dollars of backlogged maintenance needs on public lands, the need for future federal public lands employees, the national youth obesity epidemic, and the disengagement of youth from the great American outdoors.
A major goal of the PLSC and The Corps Network is to pass the Public Lands Service Corps Act. In short, the Act would expand opportunities for youth corps on federal lands. A more detailed explanation of the Act can be found here.