The Corps Network to Participate in Community Leaders Briefing at White House

The Corps Network to discuss education, job training, and the role of service with senior White House and Administration officials

The Corps Network to Host 2nd Annual Day of Service in the Nation’s Capital

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, June 19th, The Corps Network will lead its 2nd Annual Day of Service in the Nation’s Capital as part of national Great Outdoors Month.  

Service and Conservation Corps Celebrate 2015 Mayors Day of Recognition of National Service

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The nation’s mayors and county executives are increasingly turning to national service as a cost-effective strategy to address local challenges. By unleashing the power of citizens, AmeriCorps andSenior Corps programs have a positive and lasting impact – making our cities and counties better places to live. To spotlight the impact of national service and thank those who serve, mayors across the country participated in the third-annual Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service on April 7, 2015. Here’s how members of The Corps Network participated!

SRCC celebrates 30 years at 17th Annual Breakfast on the River Event

Press Release issued by the Sacramento Regional Conservation Corps

The Sacramento Regional Conservation Corps’ (SRCC) 17th Annual Breakfast on the River Event Celebrating 30 years of serving Sacramento’s young adults, ages 18 – 25 was held on Friday June 6th at Discovery Park where the Sacramento and American Rivers merge.

Guests visited interactive display booths show casing the paid work experience projects and education and training the corpsmembers receive while working on projects that benefit the community.  They heard success stories from four SRCC Alum and two current Corpsmembers were awarded the Corpsmember of the Year Award.  One from the Sacramento Main Center and one from the SRCC’s City Citrus Heights Satellite.

The Sacramento Regional Conservation Corps is Sacramento’s largest education and paid workforce training program for young adults.  Established by the Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, the SRCC has been empowering young adults through opportunities for education and paid work experience for three decades.  The Corps currently serves Sacramento, Yolo, El Dorado, Placer and eastern Solano Counties enriching lives and benefiting the Region.

The Corps Network to Participate in National Association of Workforce Board's 2014 Forum

The Corps Network is pleased to join our partners at the National Association of Workforce Boards for their 2014 Forum!

On Monday, March 30th at 4pm EST, Tyler Wilson, The Corps Network's Director of Government Relations will lead a workshop titled "Career and Community Ready: Service Corps and Workforce Investment Boards." The workshop will describe how in In 2013 The Corps Network collaborated with and supported the National Association of Workforce Boards to research the current state of how Workforce Investment Boards (WIBs) and Conservation Service Corps are working together.  Through a series of 30-90 minute interviews in 15 unique locations, the research yielded promising practices as well as issues to address. Join the workshop to learn more about how Corps and WIBS can collaborate to maximize opportunities for youth and young adults.

Our staff will also be available during the Forum's "Partner Exchange" to answer questions about Corps and talk about their impressive impacts.

To learn more about the NAWB Forum, speakers, and workshops, please click here.

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The Corps Network is pleased to join our partners at the National Association of Workforce Boards for their 2014 Forum! Learn more about the workshop we will host as well as our participation in the "partner exchange."

Numerous Members of The Corps Network Participating in National Public Lands Day

Saturday, September 28th is National Public Lands Day, and several members of The Corps Network are helping to lead events! Below you will find links and brief descriptions of the events that Corps will be helping to organize and make successful. You can also find a list of projects near to where you are by using the search tool on the National Public Lands Day website.

American Youthworks / Texas Conservation Corps (Austin, Texas)

Please join Texas Conservation Corps and Austin Parks Foundation for National Public Lands Day this Saturday, September 28th, 2013.
There are over 25 work projects across Austin that will be followed with an awesome lunch and after party at Zilker Park.  There will be food, drink, t-shirts and a give away of 20 3-day passes to ACL fest!
Flex Austin's volunteer muscle by celebrating this 20 year anniversary of National Public Lands Day!

Register at NPLD/Austin

Civic Works and The Student Conservation Association (Baltimore, Maryland)

Be a part of Maryland's Day to Serve initiative by giving back to Baltimore's public green spaces! In partnership with Civic Works, The Student Conservation Association will lead a group of volunteers in trail restoration work at Baltimore's own Gwynns Falls Leakin Park! Volunteers should be sure to wear long pants and closed toed shoes that they don't mind getting dirty! Snacks and lunch provided. Sign up today!

When: Saturday, October 5th, 2013 (9am – 1pm)

Where: Gwynns Falls Leakin Park, 4600 North Franklintown Rd, Baltimore, MD 21289

What: Trail cleanup and maintenance

To register contact SCA's Service Event's Manager Lori Robertson at lrobertson@thesca.org or 703-524-2441

Greening Youth Foundation (Atlanta, Georgia)

The Greening Youth Foundation will be helping to take part in activities at Martin Luther King National Historic Site, and will be joined by special guests Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and music star Cee Lo Green! They will also host their "Urban Campout." Campers will engage in an overnight urban camping experience & camp site fun that includes instruction, entertainment, and food! Send contact information to Rkitchen@gyfoundation.org or Lbrown@gyfoundation.org if you’re interested in participating with this event. *Open to High School  students and approved chaperones only.

Montana Conservation Corps (Throughout Montana)

Helena: http://www.publiclandsday.org/npld-sites/centennial-park

Kalispell: http://www.publiclandsday.org/npld-sites/pompeys-pillar-national-monument-0

Billings: http://www.publiclandsday.org/npld-sites/pompeys-pillar-national-monument-0

Missoula: Fort Missoula Regional Park

Bozeman: Gallatin County Regional Park

Southwest Conservation Corps (Colorado and Arizona)

In Durango, Colorado:

Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) and community volunteers will participate in a day of community service to celebrate 15 years of serving the Four Corners and the 20th annual National Public Lands Day.  Twenty-eight SCC AmeriCorps Volunteers in addition to SCC staff and other volunteers will work on Chris Park trails (Hwy 550 N) in San Juan National Forest on Saturday morning to improve our public lands while celebrating this event with local community partners and participants.  Volunteer crews will be working on Haviland View Trail and Chris Park Trail to improve conditions and make trails more sustainable for all users including hikers, horses, and bicycles.  The event will take place from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m., followed by a lunch celebration near the Chris Park campground. 

As part of the national movement to support and maintain public lands while enjoying nature, SCC volunteers will be among the more than 175,000 volunteers contributing to public lands on this day throughout the United States. Southwest Conservation Corps strives to empower individuals to positively impact their lives, their communities, and the environment and has been accomplishing conservation work throughout the region for 15 years, improving local lands while impacting the lives of more than 4,500 AmeriCorps Volunteers. 

Volunteers from the Durango and surrounding communities are welcome to join SCC this Saturday morning to get their hands dirty.  Volunteers should RSVP with Kevin Heiner, 970-403-0145, kevin@sccorps.org and arrive at the Chris Park Group Campground on Saturday at 8am with boots, water, and rain gear. Tools and food will be provided.  

In Arizona (Molino Canyon):

The Coronado National Forest, Santa Catalina Ranger District along with REI and the Southwest Conservation Corps will be hosting a volunteer event Saturday, September, 28 in celebration of National Public Lands Day.  Come join us as  we work on cleaning up the Catalina Highway’s vistas,  trail heads, and parking pullouts.  Snacks, water, and lunch will be provided!  See you there!

Additional Information

The Student Conservation Association (Nationwide)

The Student Conservation Association is hosting events in Chicago, Anchorage, Houston, Moab, Seattle, and Richmond.

All of the details here! 

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Saturday, September 28th is National Public Lands Day, and several members of The Corps Network are helping to lead events! Below you will find links and brief descriptions of the events that Corps will be helping to organize and make successful.

Over 40 Youth Conservation and Service Corps to Participate in Nationwide Celebration of Earth Day, Environmental Stewardship, and AmeriCorps

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  Over the coming week, over 40 Youth Conservation and Service Corps will host Earth Day events in partnership with AmeriCorps. These events, in conjunction with other Earth Day events implemented nationwide by other AmeriCorps programs, will highlight the importance of environmental stewardship in local communities.