PRESS RELEASES

The Corps Network Applauds Bipartisan Introduction of New 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (21CSC) Act in United States House and Senate
June 22, 2017
A merger of the previously-introduced Public Lands Service Corps Act and 21CSC Act, the bill would advance the 21CSC’s goal of engaging 100,000 young adults and veterans in Corps through addressing backlogged maintenance and other mission-critical projects on America’s public lands and waters....
The Corps Network Receives More than $5.6 Million in AmeriCorps National Direct Grant Awards to Continue Education Awards Program (EAP) and Opportunity Youth Service Initiative (OYSI)
June 22, 2017
Over the coming program year, EAP and OYSI will engage more than 3,600 AmeriCorps members in environmental stewardship projects, giving them the opportunity to collectively earn over $9.1 million in Segal AmeriCorps Education Awards. The Corps Network also received an Affiliate AmeriCorps grant to...
Over 100 Volunteers – Including Young Adults from Across the Country – to Participate in Maintenance Projects on National Park Sites in Washington, DC
June 12, 2017
An official event of Great Outdoors Month, The Corps Network’s 4th Annual Great Outdoors Day of Service to raise awareness about maintenance backlog on public lands and the role of volunteerism and national service programs in maintaining parks. Chief of the U.S. Forest Service Thomas Tidwell to...
The Corps Network Launches Moving Forward Together Initiative to Increase Presence of Young People of Color in Conservation and Resource Management Jobs
April 5, 2017
With support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, The Corps Network to develop tools to educate Corps community and resource management agency staff about historic and ongoing barriers to engaging non-white populations in America’s conservation workforce, and empower them to address these barriers....
The Corps Network supports introduction of legislation that would dedicate funding to address National Park Service maintenance backlog
March 28, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC (March 28, 2017) – The Corps Network, the national association of service and conservation Corps, applauds United States Senators Mark Warner (D-VA) and Rob Portman (R-OH) for introducing legislation today that would establish a funding stream dedicated to addressing the maintenance...
The Corps Network and Montana Conservation Corps Congratulate Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-MT) on his Confirmation as Secretary of the Interior
March 1, 2017
The Corps Network and Montana Conservation Corps congratulate Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-MT) on being confirmed as Secretary of the Interior through a 68-31 vote in the United States Senate on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. The Corps Network, the Public Lands Service Coalition, and the Partnership for the...
Four Member Organizations of The Corps Network Accredited by Corps Center of Excellence
January 12, 2017
Accreditation process promotes quality Corps programs that have the capacity to meet desired outcomes for participants as well as meet the project requirements of the community and resource management partners.   Washington, D.C. – Today, January 12, 2017, The Corps Network is pleased to...
The Partnership for the 21CSC Announces 21CSC Champions of the Year for 2017
January 12, 2017
Award recognizes leaders within agencies and organizations with which 21CSC organizations partner   WASHINGTON, DC – Today, January 12, 2017, The Partnership for the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (21CSC) announced the 2017 winners of the 21CSC Champion of the Year Award. Recipients...
The Corps Network Responds to Nomination of Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-MT) for U.S. Secretary of the Interior
December 16, 2016
On Thursday, December 15, 2016, President-Elect Donald Trump announced his intent to nominate Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-MT) to be the next Secretary of the Department of the Interior. Rep. Zinke, a former Navy SEAL officer, is a fifth-generation Montanan in his first term in the United States Congress....
The Corps Network Applauds Congressional Passage of National Park Service Centennial Act, Looks Forward to Legislation Being Signed into Law
December 13, 2016
Bill contains provisions that would allow Corps to engage more veterans and help Corps alumni translate service experience into careers with federal resource management agencies   WASHINGTON, DC (December 13, 2016) – The Corps Network applauds the United States Senate for approving the House-...

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