Mary Ellen Ardouny Named President and CEO of The Corps Network

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Mary Ellen Ardouny, a long-time champion for youth, has been named President and CEO of The Corps Network, the national association of Service and Conservation Corps.

Advocacy

The Corps Network promotes the idea that Corps provide a solution to multiple problems in American society.

The Youth Corps Act

Help Support the Youth Corps Act of 2011!

The number one goal of Service and Conservation Corps and The Corps Network is to see a dedicated funding stream established at the federal level to support Corps. With legislation pending in the House (H.R. 711), we’re closer to seeing that happen than at any other time in the past 25 years!

Congresswoman Mazie Hirono has introduced The Youth Corps Act of 2011, a bill that would create a home for Corps within the Department of Labor. Specifically, this legislation will create a grant program within the Department of Labor to provide funding for youth Service and Conservation Corps to access in order to provide education and job training to at-risk youth across the nation. 

Download “The Youth Corps Act” one pager to share with your members of Congress.

An impressive list of cosponsors is critical to moving this legislation forward. Current cosponsors include:

H.R. 711:


Rep Andrews, Robert E. [NJ-1] - 2/15/2011
Rep Blumenauer, Earl [OR-3] - 10/3/2011
Rep Boswell, Leonard L. [IA-3] - 3/14/2011
Rep Chu, Judy [CA-32] - 10/5/2011
Rep Cohen, Steve [TN-9] - 7/13/2011
Rep Connolly, Gerald E. "Gerry" [VA-11] - 7/6/2011
Rep Conyers, John, Jr. [MI-14] - 8/30/2011
Rep Costa, Jim [CA-20] - 2/17/2011
Rep Davis, Danny K. [IL-7] - 6/22/2011
Rep Doggett, Lloyd [TX-25] - 2/16/2012
Rep Fattah, Chaka [PA-2] - 8/19/2011
Rep Grijalva, Raul M. [AZ-7] - 2/16/2011
Rep Gutierrez, Luis V. [IL-4] - 7/25/2011
Rep Hanabusa, Colleen W. [HI-1] - 7/8/2011
Rep Kildee, Dale E. [MI-5] - 2/16/2011
Rep Lee, Barbara [CA-9] - 9/23/2011
Rep Lewis, John [GA-5] - 6/15/2011
Rep Lujan, Ben Ray [NM-3] - 3/8/2011
Rep Matsui, Doris O. [CA-5] - 2/15/2011
Rep Norton, Eleanor Holmes [DC] - 10/3/2011
Rep Polis, Jared [CO-2] - 3/19/2012
Rep Price, David E. [NC-4] - 9/23/2011
Rep Richardson, Laura [CA-37] - 6/13/2011
Rep Velazquez, Nydia M. [NY-12] - 6/15/2011
Rep Woolsey, Lynn C. [CA-6] - 9/13/2011

The Youth Corps Act of 2011 is a win-win-win youth workforce building solution.