The Corps Network is dedicated to the promotion of quality programming and standards for Conservation Corps across America

 

The Corps Network launched its Corps Center of Excellence Accreditation program in 2014. Accreditation is granted to Corps that can demonstrate:

  1. A high level of accountability to funders and donors,
  2. The capacity to provide meaningful programming to Corpsmembers, and
  3. Quality results to community and project partners.

The Accreditation program is administered by an advisory committee of former Corps leaders, former federal land management agency staff, and other experts in Corps and youth programming.

To become Accredited, a Corps must undergo an in-depth review of its general operations, youth programming operations, governance standards, financial management practices, and risk management guidelines. The process involves a site visit as well as a thorough assessment of the Corp’s administrative documents and policies. Accreditation lasts for five years with the requirement that Corps provide an annual update to the advisory committee.

 


Endorsements

In addition to receiving general Accreditation, Corps can invite additional scrutiny to become Accredited with endorsements that recognize their experience or capacity.

  • Education Corps
    Corps that provide programming designed to help Corpsmembers obtain a high school-level credential and advance to postsecondary education.
  • Workforce Development Corps
    Corps that receive funding from YouthBuild and/or the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), or offer formalized training to increase work-readiness of Corpsmembers, provide connections to employers, provide connections to workforce-related supportive services, etc.

 


Learn more

Contact:

Allen Dietz
Director of Technical Assistance and Accreditation
[email protected]

Useful Documents:

 

 


List of Accredited Corps & their Endorsements

American Conservation Experience 

American YouthWorks
Education Corps | Workforce Development Corps

Anchorage Park Foundation – YEP

Appalachian Mountain Club

California Conservation Corps

Civicorps
Education Corps | Workforce Development Corps

Civic Works 
Workforce Development Corps

Climb CDC Conservation Corps
Workforce Development Corps

Community Training Works, Inc. / Young American Conservation Corps

Conservation Corps of Long Beach
Education Corps | Workforce Development Corps

Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa 

Conservation Corps North Bay
Education Corps | Workforce Development Corps

Conservation Legacy

EarthCorps

Environment for the Americas

Fresno Local Conservation Corps
Education Corps | Workforce Development Corps

Green City Force
Workforce Development Corps
green|spaces

Greater Miami Service Corps
Education Corps

Greater Valley Conservation Corps

Intergovernmental Internship Cooperative

Kupu

Larimer County Conservation Corps
Workforce Development Corps

Limitless Vistas
Workforce Development Corps

Los Angeles Conservation Corps
Education Corps | Workforce Development Corps

Mile High Youth Corps
Workforce Development Corps

Montana Conservation Corps

Northwest Youth Corps
Education Corps | Workforce Development Corps

Onondaga Earth Corps

Operation Fresh Start
Education Corps | Workforce Development Corps

PowerCorpsPHL
Workforce Development Corps

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps (CO)

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps (NM)
Education Corps

Sacramento Regional Conservation Corps
Education Corps | Workforce Development

San Jose Conservation Corps and Charter School
Education Corps | Workforce Development

Utah Conservation Corps 

Vermont Youth Conservation Corps

Western Colorado Conservation Corps

(Photo – Civicorps