The Corps Network Receives Funding to support 2,800+ AmeriCorps Members

Funding will support AmeriCorps members at 49 sites in 2019 – 2020 program year

 

WASHINGTON, DC (May 28, 2019) – The Corps Network – the National Association of Service and Conservation Corps – is pleased to announce the receipt of an AmeriCorps grant from the Corporation of National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency responsible for AmeriCorps and other national service programs. This grant will support the continuation of The Corps Network’s AmeriCorps Education Award Program (EAP).

Over the course of the 2019 – 2020 program year, EAP will engage more than 2,800 youth, young adults and veterans at 49 Operating Sites overseen by 25 member organizations of The Corps Network. These AmeriCorps members will have the opportunity to collectively earn $7.5 million in Segal AmeriCorps Education Awards upon successful completion of their service.

Started in 2000, the EAP is the largest AmeriCorps program The Corps Network administers. Since its creation, the program has supported more than 50,000 AmeriCorps positions. During the 2019 – 2020 program year, the EAP will support 2,865 AmeriCorps members across nearly every state and the District of Columbia.

At the end of the program year – the second in a new three-year grant cycle for EAP – the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for improving 28,000 acres of public land and 2,200 miles of trails and waterways. They will also engage 5,000 volunteers in conservation-focused projects. In addition, the AmeriCorps members, many of whom are Opportunity Youth, will be provided with educational and economic opportunities designed to lead to jobs and careers.

EAP concentrates on the CNCS focus areas of environmental stewardship and disaster services. To support their AmeriCorps members, programs participating in The Corps Network’s EAP will secure over $65.7 million in matching funds from federal, state, and local resource management agencies including the National Park Service, the U.S. Forest Service, state departments of natural resources, and city departments of parks and recreation, as well as a variety of public and private philanthropies.

Corps involved in 2019 – 2020 EAP (listed with state where the organization is based)

  • American Conservation Experience (AZ)
  • California Conservation Corps (CA)
  • Christodora (NY)
  • Civicorps (CA)
  • Community Training Works, Inc. (FL)
  • Conservation Corps at American YouthWorks (TX)
  • Conservation Corps Minnesota and Iowa (MN)
  • Conservation Corps North Bay (CA)
  • Conservation Corps of Long Beach (CA)
  • Conservation Legacy (CO)
  • Great Basin Institute (NV)
  • Great Lakes Community Conservation Corps (WI)
  • Greater Miami Service Corps (FL)
  • Limitless Vistas, Inc. (LA)
  • Los Angeles Conservation Corps (CA)
  • Maine Conservation Corps (ME)
  • Michigan Civilian Conservation Corps (MI)
  • New York-New Jersey Trail Conference Cons Corps (NJ)
  • New York Restoration Project (NY)
  • Northern Bedrock Historic Preservation Corps (MN)
  • Northwest Youth Corps (OR)
  • Rocky Mountain Conservancy (CO)
  • Rocky Mountain Youth Corps (CO)
  • Sacramento Regional Conservation Corps (CA)
  • Sequoia Community Corps (CA)

Every year, 75,000 AmeriCorps members serve through 21,000+ schools, nonprofits, and community and faith-based organizations across the country. These citizens have played a critical role in the recovery of communities affected by disasters and helped thousands of first-generation college students access higher education. They also tutor and mentor young people, connect veterans to jobs, care for seniors, reduce crime and revive cities, fight the opioid epidemic, and meet other critical needs.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of AmeriCorps. Since the program’s inception in 1994, more than 1 million Americans have served, providing more than 1.5 billion hours of service and earned more than $3.6 billion in education scholarships, more than $1 billion of which has been used to pay back student debt. Those interested in joining AmeriCorps can learn more at AmeriCorps.gov/Join.

 

 

About The Corps Network

The Corps Network, the national association of Service and Conservation Corps, provides leadership and support to over 130 Corps across the United States. Through advocacy, and providing Corps access to funding opportunities and expert guidance, The Corps Network annually enables more than 25,000 Corpsmembers to strengthen communities, improve the environment and transform their lives through service. To learn more about The Corps Network, please visit www.corpsnetwork.org.

Media Contact:

Hannah Traverse
The Corps Network
1275 K Street, NW – Suite 1050
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202.737.6272
Email: htraverse@corpsnetwork.org