OVERVIEW

When: February 11 – 14, 2018
Where: Washington, DC – The Fairmont Hotel (2401 M St NW, Washington, DC 20037)

The Corps Network National Conference is an annual gathering of national, state, and local leaders in the fields of workforce development, community service, and the environment. Attendees include approximately 200 Directors and senior staff from Service and Conservation Corps across the country; officials from federal agencies; representatives from philanthropic foundations; and friends and supporters of the Corps movement.

Our Theme for the 2018 National Conference: The Trail Ahead
Service and Conservation Corps are nimble organizations, constantly evolving to meet the changing needs of our communities, resource management agencies, the workforce, and America’s young people. The Corps Network’s 2018 National Conference, The Trail Ahead, looks to celebrate this creativity and position Corps in new and emerging fields. At The Trail Ahead, we’ll examine innovation within the Corps movement, as well as new ways in which Corps can confront larger societal concerns. Attendees will hear how Corps use technology and creative partnerships to better meet their Corpsmembers needs, promote programefficiency, and expand work in such fields as resiliency, food security, marine conservation, and infrastructure improvement. With support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, we will also address our Moving Forward Initiative and continue the discussion started at the 2017 conference around addressing racism and creating equity in the Corps and conservation movements. At The Trail Ahead, we’ll bring new voices and ideas to the conservation and workforce development arena and build on our efforts to create a 21st Century Conservation and Service Corps movement.

 


PROGRAM & LINKS TO ADDITIONAL CONFERENCE INFORMATION

 


SURVEYS & FEEDBACK

Your feedback is very important to us. Please let us know what you thought about the 2018 National Conference. We use suggestions from our post-Conference survey to plan future events. 

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PHOTOS & VIDEOS

Can’t find something? Please contact Hannah Traverse, htraverse@corpsnetwork.org.

PHOTOS

  • View a selection of Conference photos on The Corps Network’s Facebook page
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  • View a comprehensive album of photos from the Conference on Flickr
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VIDEOS SHOWN DURING THE CONFERENCE

  • The Trail Ahead – Opening Conference Theme Video
    [The Corps Network]
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  • Get into the Great Outdoors – Join AmeriCorps
    [Corporation for National and Community Service]
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  • Umatilla National Forest Veteran Crew
    [U.S. Forest Service]
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  • AmeriCorps Gets Things Done After Hurricane Harvey
    [Corporation for National and Community Service]
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  • Project of the Year 2018 – California Conservation Corps, Save the Sierras
    [California Conservation Corps]
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  • Project of the Year 2018 – Los Angeles Conservation Corps, Wiseburn Walking Path
    [Los Angeles Conservation Corps]
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  • Project of the Year 2018 – Montana Conservation Corps & Southwest Conservation Corps, BLM Women’s Fire Corps
    [Conservation Legacy]
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  • Project of the Year 2018 – Vermont Youth Conservation Corps, Health Care Share
    [Vermont Youth Conservation Corps]
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VIDEOS OF SPEECHES DURING THE CONFERENCE

  • Speech, 2018 Corpsmember of the Year: Kiara Alexis, Civicorps
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  • Speech, 2018 Corpsmember of the Year: Earl Bowman, Delaware State Parks Veterans Conservation Corps
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  • Speech, 2018 Corpsmember of the Year: Esperanzita Castillo, Greater Miami Service Corps
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  • Speech, 2018 Corpsmember of the Year: Holden Foley, Conservation Corps of the Forgotten Coast
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  • Speech, 2018 Corpsmember of the Year: Senga Lukingama, Urban Corps of San Diego County
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  • Speech, 2018 Corpsmember of the Year: Lance Tubinaghtewa, Arizona Conservation Corps
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SPONSORS

Thank you to the following sponsors of The Corps Network 2018 National Conference! We appreciate your support. 

  TITLE SPONSOR  
Delaware North

Sponsor of the 2018 Corpsmembers of the Year
  SUPPORTER
MOVING FORWARD INITIATIVE  

W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Support for Moving Forward Initiative content
  GOLD SPONSOR  
Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration
  GOLD SPONSOR  
Willis Towers WatsonCignaRelation Insurance Services

  SILVER SPONSOR  
U.S. Forest Service
  SILVER SPONSOR  
National Park Foundation

  BRONZE  
Conservation United

  BRONZE  
Mutual of America
  BRONZE  
National Trust for Historic Preservation 

  SUPPORTER  
CCC Legacy
  SUPPORTER  
Fred C. Church Insurance
  SUPPORTER  
The Pew Charitable Trust

AWARDS

Corpsmember of the Year 2018 – Learn more
A special thank you to Delaware North for sponsoring the 2018 Corpsmembers of the Year!

 

Project of the Year 2018 – Learn More

 

Legacy Achievement Award 2018 – Learn More

 

21CSC Champion of the Year Award 2018 
This award is given by the Partnership for the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (P-21CSC) and presented during the annual P-21CSC Meeting, part of The Corps Network National Conference.

Champion of the Year – National Distinction Awardees

Champion of the Year