Celebrating Project Innovation and Achievement in the Corps World

The 2019-2020 application period has closed. Information regarding the 2020-2021 academic year will be available mid to late September, 2020.

Questions? Contact Hannah Traverse, [email protected]

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 winners of the 2019 Project of the Year award! 
Bear Mountain Trails Project (New York-New Jersey Trail Conference)
Construction Apprenticeship Readiness Program (Urban Corps of San Diego County)
Verde Community Impact Collaborative (Santa Fe YouthWorks)
GulfCorps (collaboration of multiple Corps)

All awardees were recognized in February at Resilience, The Corps Network 2019 National Conference.