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Civilian Conservation Corps

The Work and Workers of Democracy

Harry Boyte | Posted 04.14.2017 | Politics
Harry Boyte

We need to emphasize policies and practices that advance the work of making and sustaining democracy schools and the larger democracy. We need initiatives, like a new version of Cooperative Education, which tie liberal arts and citizenship to work experiences and also prepare students for citizenship expressed through their work in the future.

Building a Pathway for Aquatic Restoration Careers through Waders in the Water

The Corps Network | Posted 07.16.2016 | Green
The Corps Network

Dating back to the Great Depression-era Civilian Conservation Corps, one of the great aspects of the Conservation Corps model is its ability to help young people develop work skills through tangible projects and with the guidance of mentors.

A Century of Progress

Marcel Pacatte | Posted 06.06.2015 | Chicago
Marcel Pacatte

Ever hear of Oscar DePriest? He made history a hundred years ago Monday. Few today remember him, but a hundred years ago, on April 6, 1915, Oscar DePriest made history, becoming the first African-American elected alderman in Chicago.

The Environment and Economic Justice: U.S. Catholics Can Take the Lead

Stephen Seufert | Posted 03.14.2015 | Politics
Stephen Seufert

Pope Francis believes that care for creation and economic justice go hand in hand. When you destroy the environment, you impoverish people. Domestically but even more so internationally, areas with an abundance of natural resources tend to live in poverty.

Uncle Sam (Should) Want You!: National Service vs. Mass Incarceration

Steven Conn | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
Steven Conn

If we are going to end the Era of Mass Incarceration, we need to begin a new era of providing opportunities for boys to grow into men.

Green Service: Creating Opportunity and Protecting Our Planet

Wendy Spencer | Posted 06.18.2014 | Impact
Wendy Spencer

Like many transitioning service members, Mike Bremer was having a tough time finding work after he came home. Then he joined AmeriCorps, serving on th...

A Civilian Conservation Corps for the Modern Age

John Bridgeland | Posted 03.10.2014 | Impact
John Bridgeland

Given the needs today, with high youth unemployment, 6.7 million young people disconnected from school and work, two million veterans returning from war, and public lands and waterways in desperate need of our attention, our country has the opportunity to marry vulnerable resources once again.

Son of 'Random Notes and Fripperies'

Tom Alderman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Comedy
Tom Alderman

Something you won't see in the Alcoholics Anonymous handbook: while staying at the White House during WWII, legendary British Prime Minister Churchil...

Green Corps: Documentary Film Examines Overlap Between Conservation Efforts and the Effects of the Recession

The Corps Network | Posted 08.21.2013 | DC
The Corps Network

Brothers Lance and Brandon Kramer did not envision a big, Hollywood-style production company. As documentarians, they wanted to make films about real people and real issues. They were especially interested in giving voice to untold stories in their native Washington, D.C.

The Irony Of Romney's Rally At Red Rocks Called Out

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.23.2012 | Denver

Better known for legendary live music, spectacular vistas, clouds of pot smoke and, of course, a beloved Dancing Security Guard, Red Rocks Amphitheatr...

Announcing The Corps Network 2012 Projects of the Year

Levi Novey | Posted 05.23.2012 | Green
Levi Novey

Each year The Corps Network honors Service and Conservation Corps whose accomplishments and projects exemplify the positive role that Corps serve for individuals and communities nationwide.

Announcing The Corps Network 2012 Corpsmembers of the Year

Levi Novey | Posted 04.03.2012 | Green
Levi Novey

Unquestionably, all 30,000 of these young men and women who serve have fascinating stories to tell. We ask our members to nominate individuals for the Corpsmember of the Year award.

Matt Sledge

Some Suggest Government Fix Jobs Crisis With Government Jobs

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.09.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- John Brennan turned 91 in May. Today he lives in relatively good health on Long Island, his mortgage paid off. When he was growing up in M...

Youth and the America's Great Outdoors Initiative

Levi Novey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Levi Novey

Getting young people outside and enthusiastic about the outdoors is a major priority of the America's Great Outdoors Initiative that deserves elevated attention.

Announcing the 2011 Service and Conservation Corpsmembers of the Year

Levi Novey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Levi Novey

Each year The Corps Network honors Service and Conservation Corpsmembers whose accomplishments and personal stories exemplify the positive role that C...

Democratic "Accomplishments" Not Nearly Enough

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Americans understood they got creamed during the final Bush years. They did the right thing and voted in the opposing party. The paltry result of their electoral efforts has led to far more than voter "frustration." They're furious.

Stimulus Plan In 1930's Created Colorado Ski Industry

Colorado Springs Gazette, CO | DAVE PHILIPPS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Monarch, Winter Park and Wolf Creek ski areas all celebrate 70 years of skiing this winter and they all owe their start, in part, to an unexpected ben...

Ken Burns' New National Parks Documentary Starts Slowly, But Gets Better

Levi Novey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Levi Novey

I suspect those who only watch the first few episodes will be teetering on the edge of boredom. Those who stay around longer, or just cherry-pick an episode to watch among the later ones will end up much more excited and satisfied.

This Moment Screams for Boldness, Not Piddling Plans During Obama's First 100 Days

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

This moment during which the nation is suffering great economic peril pleads for political valor. This moment screams for boldness.