Celebrating Project Innovation and Achievement in the Corps World

Congratulations to the 2021 Projects of the Year!
California Conservation Corps, Emergency Response
PowerCorpsPHL, Memorial Grove
Multiple Corps, COVID-19 Response*

Awardees will be recognized at our 2021 virtual National Conference – Learn more.
Click here to view our 2021 Project of the Year Nominees.
Questions? Contact Hannah Traverse.


*Note: The Corps Network will recognize all COVID-19 response efforts as a collective Project of the Year. 


About the Award

At The Corps Network’s annual National Conference in Washington, DC, we honor select Corps that have undertaken especially noteworthy endeavors within the past year. The Project of the Year Award celebrates the important services Corps provide to communities and young people across the country. Projects of the Year are innovative and demonstrate a Corps’ ability to give Corpsmembers a positive experience and provide the community with meaningful improvements.

Awardees are typically announced in November or December. They are officially recognized at the National Conference in February.

How are Projects of the Year Chosen?

The Corps Network solicits Project of the Year nominations from our member Corps. Projects must demonstrate meaningful impact on the Corpsmembers involved, as well as qualitative and quantitative effects on the community. Nominations are reviewed by a panel consisting of members of our Corps Council, and staff from The Corps Network and our member Corps.

Past Winners

Click here for a list of past Projects of the Year. The Award has been presented at every National Conference since 2007.


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

All awardees were recognized in February 2020 at Thrive: The Power of Community,
The Corps Network 2020 National Conference.