The Corps Network to Participate in Community Leaders Briefing at White House

The Corps Network to discuss education, job training, and the role of service with senior White House and Administration officials

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, June 18th, representatives from The Corps Network, the national member organization for America’s Service and Conservation Corps, will participate in a Community Leaders Briefing at the White House with senior members of the Obama Administration.

In addition to discussing how Corps programs provide education, job training, and environmental and community service opportunities for young Americans from a variety of economic, educational, and racial backgrounds, participants will talk about the role of President Obama’s Task Force on Expanding National Service. Senior Admistration officials participating will include Deputy Assistant to the President for Urban Affairs, Justice and Opportunity Roy L. Austin Jr.,  Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director of Cabinet Affairs Michael Smith, and Deputy Director of the Council on Women and Girl’s Hallie Schneir. The event will also feature a panel with current and former Corpsmembers.

“We are excited by this extraordinary opportunity to highlight the Service and Conservation Corps Model to our nation’s leaders,” said Mary Ellen Sprenkel, President and CEO of The Corps Network.

“Like the Civilian Conservation Corps of the Great Depression, today’s Corps can help strengthen our nation while tackling some of America’s greatest challenges and helping young people to improve their lives through the job training, mentorship, educational opportunities, and leadership development that Corps provide.”

The event can be watched live online at 2:00 pm EDT at

About The Corps Network

The Corps Network provides critical leadership to the Corps movement and our nation’s Service and Conservation Corps as they harness the power of youth and young adults to tackle some of America’s greatest challenges and transform their own lives.

Our 100+ members operate in all states and the District of Columbia. Each year they collectively enroll approximately 23,000 Corpsmembers from ages 16-25. Corps are comprehensive youth development programs that provide their participants with job training, academic programming, leadership skills, and additional support through a strategy of service that improves communities and the environment.

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