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The Corps Network 2017 Award Winners

Every year, The Corps Network honors a select group of outstanding Corpsmembers and Projects, as well as leaders in the Corps movement. Click the links below to read about our 2017 honorees, who will be officially awarded at our National Conference in Washington, D.C., February 12 – 15, 2017. Congratulations to all of our winners and thank you for everything you do.


2017 Corpsmembers of the Year 

Dorell Boyd*
Citizens Conservation Corps – West Virginia 

*Dorell Boyd is being recognized as the first ever 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (21CSC) Corpsmember of the Year. The 21CSC is a national initiative to increase the number of youth and recent veterans serving on public lands. The 21CSC Corpsmember of the Year is a young adult who has served in a member Corps of the 21CSC and is a champion of the initiative‚Äôs vision of increasing the engagement of youth and young adults in conservation and preservation. 

Michael Hendricks
Greencorps Chicago – Illinois

Kalef Jones
PowerCorpsPHL – Pennsylvania

Amanda Mathias
Mile High Youth Corps – Colorado

Leticia Rocha
SEEDS – Michigan 

Shay Wilson
Virginia Service and Conservation Corps – Virginia


2017 Projects of the Year 

Farms at NYCHA
Green City Force – New York

IUCN World Conservation Congress Youth Engagement
Kupu – Hawaii

ASL Inclusion Young Adult Crew
Northwest Youth Corps – Oregon/Washington

Job Corps Wildland Fire Program
U.S. Forest Service Job Corps Civilian Conservation Centers – Nationwide


2017 Legacy Achievement Awardees

Thomas Hark
Vermont Youth Conservation Corps – Vermont 

Carolyn Thompson-Wallace
IYO, New Jersey Youth Corps of Newark and Essex County – New Jersey