Thrive: The Power of Community

Thank you to everyone who joined us in 2020
for our 35th Annual National Conference
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February 9 – 12     |     Washington, DC

About
About the 2020 Conference
Surveys & Follow-Up
Videos, Photos & More 
Thank you to our Sponsors
Congratulations to the 2020 Awardees


About The Corps Network National Conference

The Corps Network National Conference is an annual gathering of national, state, and local leaders in the fields of workforce development, community service, and conservation. Attendees include approximately 300 directors and senior staff from Service and Conservation Corps across the country; officials from federal agencies; representatives from philanthropic foundations; and friends and supporters of the Corps movement. The event includes over two full days of workshops, inspiring speakers, networking opportunities and more.

 


About our 2020 National Conference

Thrive: The Power of Community

DATE: February 9 – 12, 2020
LOCATION: Washington, DC – Washington Marriott at Metro Center

We celebrated the importance of community at The Corps Network’s 35th Annual National Conference. America’s Service and Conservation Corps support many kinds of communities. There is a sense of community among the young people we engage; within the towns and cities we serve; and throughout the lands and waters we maintain and improve. Healthy communities – whether represented through the bonds between crew members or through the innumerable interactions within an ecosystem – are essential to our health as people and organizations. At “Thrive,” we examined the power our communities possess; the global and local threats our communities face; and ways we can engage young adults authentically to sustain community health through service.

 


Surveys & Follow-Up from 2020 Conference

Complete the Conference Survey
Access the Conference Survey here or through the event app. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and directly influences our planning and decisions for future events. Access Conference Survey
Tell Us About Your Hill Day Meetings
Did you attend any meetings with Congressional offices? Let us know how it went and if we can assist with any follow-up actions.
Access Hill Day Survey
Don’t Forget to Finish Workshop Evaluations
Tell us what you thought about the workshop sessions you attended. These surveys can be accessed through the event app. We appreciate your feedback.
Session Materials
PowerPoints, notes, handouts and other materials from the Conference will be uploaded here over the coming days. Materials from many of the workshops can currently be accessed through the app on the individual page for each session. Materials on the app will be available until April 1.
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Videos, Photos & More

Conference Theme Video: YouTube   |   Twitter   |   Facebook

 

Project of the Year Videos
New Jersey Youth Corps of Phillipsburg

Plan Bee
YouTube Twitter Facebook

Northwest Youth Corps

Rainbow Conservation Crew
YouTube Twitter  | Facebook

Urban Corps of the Inland Empire

Los Naturalistas
YouTube  |  Twitter | Facebook

YouthWork

Adult Community Experience Corps
YouTube  |  Twitter  |  Facebook

 

Corpsmember of the Year Speeches
Luis Cabrales

Student Conservation Association
YouTube  |  Twitter  |  Facebook

Rosa-Linda “Rosy” Chavez

Montana Conservation Corps
YouTube  |  Twitter  |  Facebook

Alexandria “Alexa” Hansen

American YouthWorks
YouTube  |  Twitter  |  Facebook

Watch interview with AmeriCorps on Twitter  |  Facebook

Rebecca “Bex” Love

Vermont Youth Conservation Corps
YouTube Twitter  |  Facebook

Ryan Shelton

Conservation Corps of Long Beach
YouTube  |  Twitter  |  Facebook

Watch speech at 2020 Friends of National Service Reception
Watch interview with AmeriCorps on Twitter  |  Facebook

Harley Tijerina

California Conservation Corps
YouTube  |  Twitter Facebook

 

Plenary Sessions

 

Photos

View a comprehensive album on Flickr

View and share a select album on Facebook

 

Other Materials

Download PowerPoints, handouts and other materials from workshops – Access on Dropbox

Take the Post-Conference Survey – we value your feedback – Click here

Conference program – Click here

 


Thank you to our 2020 Conference Sponsors

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Congratulations to the 2020 Awardees

The Corps Network National Conference offers an opportunity to celebrate extraordinary people and programs in the Corps community. The nomination period for our 2020 awards was November 1. Winners were announced in December 2019. Questions about awards can be directed to Hannah Traverse, [email protected].

2020 Corpsmember of the Year

Celebrating extraordinary young adults from America’s Service and Conservation Corps
Learn more    |   Read about past awardees  | Read about our 2020 nominees

Congratulations to our 2020 Corpsmember of the Year Awardees

Luis Cabrales – Student Conservation Association (IL)
Rosy Chavez – Montana Conservation Corps (MT)
Alexa Hansen – American YouthWorks (TX)
Bex Love – Vermont Youth Conservation Corps (VT)
Ryan Shelton – Conservation Corps of Long Beach (CA)
Harley Tijerina – California Conservation Corps (CA)

2020 Project of the Year

Celebrating project innovation and achievement in the Corps world
Learn more    |   Read about past awardees  | Read about our 2020 nominees

Congratulations to our 2020 Project of the Year Awardees
NJYC – Phillipsburg – Plan “Bee”
Northwest Youth Corps – Rainbow Conservation Crew
Urban Conservation Corps – Los Naturalistas
YouthWork – Adult Community Experience Corps

21CSC Champion of the Year, 2020

Celebrating the partners who help make Service and Conservation Corps successful
Learn more |   Read about past awardees 

Congratulations to our 21CSC Champion of the Year for 2020

Garry Cantley – Bureau of Indian Affairs
Kathy Mick – U.S. Forest Service
Patrick Schulze – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Kim Wren – Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Jim Ziolkowski – National Park Service