The Corps Network National Conference is an annual gathering of national, state, and local leaders in the fields of workforce development, community service, and conservation. Attendees include hundreds of young adult Corpsmembers and staff from Corps across the country; officials from federal agencies; representatives from philanthropic foundations; and friends and supporters of the Corps movement.
In 1933, as the U.S. faced a crisis of environmental degradation, our nation’s leaders established the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) to put young men to work restoring America’s natural resources. As we face a pivotal moment in the fight against climate change, we once again call on the model of the CCC to engage young Americans in efforts to bolster community resilience.
The original CCC completed important work, but a CCC for the next generation – a Civilian Climate Corps – must reflect the new America, one focused on equity, community input, and engaging those who not only have the most to contribute, but also the most to gain from the opportunity to serve.
The Corps Network’s 2022 National Conference is a virtual event where we will build this vision for the next generation’s CCC. Bringing together thought leaders, young adult Corpsmembers and Corps staff, and the partners who make up the modern Corps movement, TCN will engage attendees in a series of workshops, discussions, and presentations related to Climate Corps best practices and issue areas. Join us as we work together to ensure the Civilian Climate Corps is built from a foundation of strength.