As times and trends change as well as funding sources, sometimes programs do not continue, are reinvented, or become redundant with other programs. Some of the past programs we are proud of are listed below.
Partnership with the Bureau of Reclamation (2010 - 2012)
Through a partnership with the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR), youth corps worked with BOR staff on BOR lands to accomplish a variety of maintenance and conservation projects. Funded through American Recovery and Investment Act dollars (stimulus funding) 5 Corps across the nation participated in the program at locations including.
Partnership with Planters Peanuts (2011)
Working with the well-known peanut company Planters and landscape architect Ken Smith, in 2011 The Corps Network and its partners transformed neglected urban spaces in New Orleans, Washington D.C., and New York City into parks known as Planters Grove.
Inclusive Crew Project (2008)
Through a grant from the Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation, the Inclusive Crew Project supported three demonstration programs designed to assure inclusion of young people with disabilities in crew-based service and service learning. Utah Conservation Corps, Wisconsin's Operation Fresh Start, and Conservation Corps Minnesota and Iowa all recruited inclusive crews. It should be noted that Corps included members with both physical and mental disabilities prior to this program and continue to successfully include members in crews today. In 2009, an Inclusion Toolkit was published for Corps who wished to learn more about how to serve this unique population.
Corps Respond (2007-2010)
The Corps Respond program trained Corpsmembers to be prepared and help their communities prepare and respond in times when disasters strike. While the Corps Respond program ended, Corps continue their disaster relief efforts today, working independently and also with the Corporation for National & Community Service's Disaster Services Unit. More information about the modern efforts of Corps to prepare and respond to disasters can be found here.
Welfare to Work (1999-2003)
Through a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, The Corps Network tasked 9 Corps to help disadvantaged youth whose families were on welfare to participate in enhanced Corps programs designed to connect them employment through a "work-first" strategy. Of 446 participants, 55% were eventually placed in jobs. 47% of participants remained in those jobs 6 months after completing the program. Learn more.