The Corps Network Announces New Group Purchasing Organization: The Corps Cooperative

FREE benefit for members and affiliates of The Corps Network provides great prices and services from trusted vendors in diverse sectors.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Corps Cooperative, or “Coop,” is a new Group Purchasing Organization of The Corps Network designed to partner with select vendors to offer competitively priced contract portfolios to The Corps Network’s 100+ member organizations. 

The Corps Coop’s mission is to harness the purchasing power of The Corps Network’s membership to provide Corps high quality products and services at the lowest possible price. By having meaningful negotiations with vendors who are committed to promoting the service and conservation industry, The Corps Coop helps Corps and Corpsmembers meet their needs while staying in budget. Companies who already have agreements with The Corps Coop include:

Conservation United – An insurance and risk management company created specifically for conservation and service programs. Conservation United offers property/casualty/workers comp and health insurance. The staff at Conservation United have done their homework and are very knowledgeable about Corps’ specific insurance needs and challenges.

Enterprise Fleet Management – A fleet management division of Enterprise that has programs to fit Corps’ specific needs for vehicle purchasing and maintenance. Enterprise fleet management offers huge discounts on vehicle purchasing and maintenance.

ADP Payroll Services – A payroll and other business service that has dedicated staff with experience working with nonprofits. ADP has long been associated with The Corps Network and has always been dedicated to the Service and Conservation Corps Industry.

“We are excited to offer this great new benefit to both members of The Corps Network and businesses who seek to offer their services to some of the finest conservation and service organizations in the country, who enroll over 23,000 young people annually. We think it will provide a great boost and help Corps save money,” remarked Mary Ellen Sprenkel, President and CEO of The Corps Network.

“As revenue becomes harder and harder to sustain, nonprofit organizations have to look internally to find savings and get the greatest return on investment for their resources. Having an effective group purchasing organization that is available to our national membership through The Corps Network is a resource we all need to maximize our impact on youth and communities,” said Rob Spath, CEO of the The Corps Cooperative.

For members of The Corps Network who wish to join The Corps Coop and start taking advantage of the savings, please visit

For companies who wish to consider joining The Corps Coop, please contact Rob Spath. For general information about The Corps Network and our member benefits, please contact Tess Richey at The Corps Network.

About The Corps Network

The Corps Network provides critical leadership to the Corps movement and our nation’s Service and Conservation Corps as they harness the power of youth and young adults to tackle some of America’s greatest challenges and transform their own lives.

Our 100+ members operate in all states and the District of Columbia. Each year they collectively enroll approximately 23,000 Corpsmembers from ages 16-25. Corps are comprehensive youth development programs that provide their participants with job training, academic programming, leadership skills, and additional support through a strategy of service that improves communities and the environment. Learn more at


The Corps Coop
Rob Spath
Chief Executive Officer, The Corps Coop

The Corps Network
Tess Richey
Program & Development Coordinator, The Corps Network