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The Corps Network’s (Virtual) 2020 Board Retreat
Every year, The Corps Network’s Board of Directors holds a summer retreat at a different Corps. This arrangement gives Board Members the opportunity to see programs in action and hear directly from Corps staff and Corpsmembers. In recent years, the Board has crisscrossed the country to visit Vermont Youth Conservation Corps, American YouthWorks, Los Angeles Conservation Corps, and Northwest Youth Corps.
The 2020 retreat was scheduled to take place at PowerCorpsPHL in Philadelphia, but COVID-19 safety concerns pushed the event online. Nonetheless, several Board Members made an effort to safely visit nearby Corps on their own time. The Board Members documented their visits with photos and videos and reported back to the rest of the Board during last week’s virtual retreat.
Michael Muckle visits Green City Force
Board and Corps Council Member Michael Muckle of New Jersey Youth Corps of Phillipsburg drove north to visit Green City Force’s farm on Staten Island. All of the videos from the visit can be viewed here. Click below to watch one of the videos, an interview with Justin Baker. Justin, a 2019 Corpsmember of the Year and GCF alum, works as a Service Coordinator for the farm program.
Kofi Boone visits Conservation Corps North Carolina
Kofi Boone, a Professor of Landscape Architecture at North Carolina State University and one of The Corps Network’s newest Board Members, visited a trail crew from Conservation Corps North Carolina. Watch here.
Michele Bolos and Carlos Monje visit Civic Works