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