The Corps Network Applauds Introduction of 21CSC Act (H.R.5114) in the United States House of Representatives
April 29, 2016
Legislation will help advance the 21CSC’s goal of engaging 100,000 youth and veterans in protecting, restoring and enhancing America’s public lands and waters. See press release from Representative McSally (R-AZ) See press release from Representative Moulton (D-MA) See Bipartisan...
The Corps Network Thanks REI Foundation for $1 million investment in 21st Century Conservation Service Corps
April 26, 2016
Montana Conservation Corps In celebration of National Park Service Centennial, funding will support projects at 19 national parks. Investment matches largest ever donation to 21CSC. WASHINGTON, DC – The Corps Network applauds the REI Foundation’s historic $1 million investment in the...
The Corps Network Applauds Progress on National Park Service Centennial Act in U.S. House of Representatives
March 25, 2016
Legislation would ammend the Public Lands Corps Act of 1993, expand opportunities for Corps WASHINGTON, DC – The Corps Network applauds last week’s progress in the United States House of Representatives on the National Park Service (NPS) Centennial Act (H.R. 4680). The legislation passed...
The Corps Network participates in White House event launching Obama Administration’s Summer Opportunity Project
February 29, 2016
Mary Ellen Sprenkel, CEO of The Corps Network, joined Corporation for National and Community Service panel on summer service and CNCS’ new Summer Opportunity AmeriCorps program WASHINGTON, DC – On Friday at the White House, CEO of The Corps Network Mary Ellen Sprenkel joined the Corporation for...
Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council Votes to Allocate $8 Million to Development of Gulf Coast Conservation Corps Program
December 10, 2015
BILOXI, MS (December 9, 2015) – During a meeting yesterday morning hosted by Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant, the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration (RESTORE) Council voted to allocate $8 million to the development and implementation of a Gulf Coast Conservation Corps (GCCC) Program over the next...
The Corps Network Announces 2016 Winners of Corpsmember of the Year, Project of the Year, and Legacy Achievement Awards
December 7, 2015
WASHINGTON, DC (December 7, 2015)— The Corps Network has announced the winners of the 2016 Corpsmember of the Year Award, Project of the Year Award, and Legacy Achievement Award. The Corps Network presents these three awards on an annual basis to select individuals and organizations from...
The Corps Network Applauds Progress Towards Passage of National Park Service Centennial Legislation
December 2, 2015
Recently released draft legislation contains amendments that would benefit Public Lands Corps WASHINGTON, DC – Today, December 2, 2015, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a hearing on the National Park Service (NPS) Centennial Act discussion draft. The draft,...
Senators McCain and Bennet Introduce 21st Century Conservation Service Corps Act
August 6, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. –Legislation that would bolster the public-private 21st Century Conservation Service Corps Initiative was introduced in the U.S. Senate yesterday by Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Michael Bennet (D-CO). The 21st Century Conservation Service Corps Act (21CSC Act) would...
New Character, “Eli the Elk,” Traveling Nationwide to Promote Funding for National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands
July 27, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Walking in the tracks of some of the great conservation champions of our time, including Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl, a new character named Eli the Elk, created by The Corps Network, is traveling around the country this July and August to highlight the importance of America’s...
New Publication highlights how Corps and Workforce Boards can form Partnerships
July 14, 2015
“Snapshot: Youth Corps and Workforce Partnerships” helps Corps and workforce systems see each other as assets in the shared mission to reconnect millions of Opportunity Youth. WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration (ETA), the National...