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    NC’s Electric Cooperatives Partners with Conservation Corps NC to Restore Natural Habitats

    February 29, 2024 | For more than 10 years, North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives have been supporting crews of young adults who are helping revitalize land across the state through a partnership with Conversation Corps North Carolina.

    Source: NC Electric Cooperatives

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    Opinion: Biden’s American Climate Corps could be the lasting legacy of this generation

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    September 24, 2023 | "AmeriCorps has already been doing this work for years, funding organizations with innovative solutions. We engage 15,000 American annually, working to stem the disastrous effects of rising temperatures and extreme weather.

    For example, Conservation Legacy, an AmeriCorps grantee, recruits post-9/11 veterans who serve on a new set of frontlines. Their mission: mitigating wildfires in high-risk communities and forests. Through workforce development, this program supports veterans transitioning from military service to civilian life. They provide boots on the ground, battling climate change."

    Source: CNN

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    Conservation Legacy supports the American Climate Corps

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    September 20, 2023, Durango, Colorado | Conservation Legacy supports the American Climate Corps and efforts to engage additional youth and young adults in conserving our lands and waters.

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    Interior Department Announces First Indian Youth Service Corps Grant Awards

    Ancestral Lands

    September 11, 2023 | The Department of the Interior today announced nearly $3.5 million in 2023 Indian Youth Service Corps (IYSC) grants to eight projects involving more than 20 Tribes and Tribal organizations.

    Source: U.S. Department of Interior

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    Appalachian Conservation Corps Recognized as Top Employer for Interns in Virginia

    Appalachian Conservation Corps

    ACC and The Virginia Talent + Opportunity Partnership (V-TOP) celebrated the news last week a the Executive Mansion in Virginia.

    Source: Conservation Legacy

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    REI Cooperative Action Fund invests $4 million in nonprofits working to create a more equitable outdoors

    Ancestral Lands

    May 11, 2023 | The REI Cooperative Action Fund supports efforts to increase equitable access to outdoor spaces and recreation opportunities, with a specific focus on community-led solutions that bring environmental benefits closer to home for marginalized communities. Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps is a new grantee.


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    Heinrich, Cassidy: Senate Passes Bipartisan Resolution Designating June 16 as National Service and Conservation Corps Day

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Vice Chair of the National Service Congressional Caucus and the first AmeriCorps alum to serve in the United States Senate, and Bill Cassidy (R-N.D.), Co-Chair of the National Service Congressional Caucus, announced that the U.S. Senate has passed a bipartisan resolution to designate June 16, 2023, as National Service and Conservation Corps Day. Cosponsors of the resolution include U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.), Co-Chair of the National Service Congressional Caucus, Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Vice Chair of the National Service Congressional Caucus, and John Hickenlooper (D-Colo.).

    Source: From the Press Office of Martin Heinrich

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    Conservation Legacy Announces Amy Sovocool as Chief Executive Officer

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    Conservation Legacy Announces Amy Sovocool as Chief Executive Officer

    For Immediate Release: Monday, March 27, 2021

    Durango, Colorado—Conservation Legacy's Board of Directors has announced Amy Sovocool as the organization's Chief Executive Officer, effective April 3, 2023. Sovocool joins a strong and proven team of leaders at Conservation Legacy and a cadre of female leadership amongst the nation’s top conservation corps organizations.

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    Earth Day: Connecting people to nature

    Conservation Legacy

    April 22, 2022 | Nature is central to humans’ wellbeing. Yet, modern society continues to wander farther from it. Days indoors, excessive screen time, desk jobs, lack of physical activity, long commutes; it’s no wonder that one in five people experience mental health illnesses each year, as published by the National Alliance on Mental Illness. This Earth Day, we recognize AmeriCorps members, organizations, and federal land management agencies’ efforts to connect people with nature.

    Source: AmeriCorps

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    Stewards Individual Placements Program celebrates 20 years of AmeriCorps VISTA programming

    Stewards Individual Placement Program

    Beckley, WV | March 11, 2022 Stewards Individual Placements Program kicks off the celebration of 20 years of AmeriCorps VISTA programming during AmeriCorps week, March 13-19, 2022.

    Source: Stewards Individual Placements Program