The Corps Network promotes the idea that Corps provide a solution to multiple problems in American society.
We believe there is a great need for youth from all backgrounds to get job training opportunities and paid work experience. Corps provide this training, as well as academic programming, and at the same time complete service projects that benefit communities nationwide. It's a win-win model for Corpsmembers and their communities.
Corps also provide cost-effective improvements and maintenance to our nation's beloved public lands, which include national parks, forests, wildlife refuges, and urban parks.
Given these tremendous benefits, a large part of The Corps Network's work in Washington, DC is to win and protect federal funding that helps support Corps programs.
A few of our Issue Areas
Public Lands Service Coalition
Led by The Corps Network, the PLSC promotes youth service jobs and career development on public/tribal lands and waters. Each year, Coalition members engage more than 17,000 young people in jobs and service opportunities, and they are poised to expand greatly to address the record-high youth unemployment, the billions of dollars of backlogged maintenance needs on public lands, the need for future federal public lands employees, the national youth obesity epidemic, and the disengagement of youth from the great American outdoors.