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Read the 5 Success Stories of the 2015 Service and Conservation Corpsmembers of the Year

The Corps Network | Posted 02.14.2015 | Green
The Corps Network

Each year, The Corps Network honors several individuals as Corpsmembers of the Year. These young people have joined Service and Conservation Corps, an...

New Study Demonstrates How Providing Jobs to Young People Reduces Crime and Provides Tremendous Return on Investment

The Corps Network | Posted 02.04.2015 | Science
The Corps Network

By Mary Ellen Sprenkel, President and CEO of The Corps Network Yesterday I was excited, but not entirely surprised, to read about a new study publish...

National Service and My Brother's Keeper

The Corps Network | Posted 01.20.2015 | Impact
The Corps Network

By Mary Ellen Sprenkel, President & CEO, The Corps Network This post was originally published on The Corps Network's website. Recently released repo...

The Antiquities Act and the San Gabriel Mountains

The Corps Network | Posted 12.21.2014 | Green
The Corps Network

What would it be like if Chimney Rock in Colorado, the ancestral home of the Pueblo People, was open to modern development? What if the Giant Sequoias...

Cultivating the Next Generation of Conservation Leaders

Levi Novey | Posted 05.20.2014 | Impact
Levi Novey

There's no silver bullet to combating climate change, habitat and biodiversity loss, and pollution of our air, water, and communities. But what these "Champions" perhaps give us most is inspiration and an example to follow.

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.

Who's Looking Out for Youth? Unemployment Still at Crisis Levels

The Corps Network | Posted 10.27.2013 | Impact
The Corps Network

We risk an entire generation missing out on important first-work experiences and education credentials, both key to future individual and familial success as well as the nation's global competitiveness.

How Farms and Gardens Can Cultivate Youth and Communities

The Corps Network | Posted 09.22.2013 | Green
The Corps Network

Every year, more Corps build farms and gardens and develop agricultural programs that expose their youth participants to the discipline of farm work, and also expose the community to the benefits of green spaces and fresh produce.

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.

Volunteer With Service and Conservation Corps on Earth Day

Levi Novey | Posted 06.18.2013 | Impact
Levi Novey

Earth Day is a great opportunity to volunteer within your community or at a local park. This year, I recommend spending your time with Youth Service a...

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.

Conn. Man Protects 1,000 Acres Of Trails

Tolland Patch | Posted 01.19.2012 | Impact

Tolland resident Ken Hankinson has an important mission with some serious obstacles; he wants to conserve Tolland's open space and natural beauty with...

Help Save the Pennsylvania Conservation Corps

Levi Novey | Posted 07.27.2011 | Green
Levi Novey

The Pennsylvania Conservation Corps and career building jobs for Pennsylvania's youth are on the chopping block. The time is now to speak up on their behalf.

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.