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2022 Corpsmember of the Year Nomination Form
Background Information

About the Award:

Every year at The Corps Network’s National Conference, we honor a select group of exceptional Corpsmembers from our member Service and Conservation Corps. These young adults have exceeded the expectations of their Corps by exhibiting outstanding leadership skills and demonstrating an earnest commitment to service and civic engagement. The Corpsmembers of the Year are role models; their personal stories and accomplishments are an inspiration to Corpsmembers nationwide.

As a member organization, we proudly represent over 140 organizations that operate in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Approximately 25,000 young adults join these organizations each year so that they can make a difference. They serve on a broad range of projects. Unquestionably, all 25,000 of these young adults have fascinating stories to tell. The Corpsmember of the Year Award is our way to recognize how Corps, and the actions of these young individuals, make a positive impact in our communities and in the lives of others.

For all Corpsmembers of the Year, The Corps Network covers conference registration and assists Corpsmembers with developing public speaking skills and building connections with peers from across the country. 

About the 2022 National Conference:

We Are the Civilian Climate Corps: A CCC For a New Generation – 

In 1933, as the United States faced a crisis of widescale environmental degradation, our nation’s leaders established the Civilian Conservation Corps to put young men to work restoring America’s natural resources. 

Today, 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 and stem the negative impacts of our changing climate – the Civilian Climate Corps. The original CCC completed important work, but a CCC for the next generation must reflect the new America, one focused on equity and community input.

The Corps Network’s 2022 National Conference is a virtual event where we will build that vision for the next generation’s CCC. Bringing together thought leaders, Corps staff, and Corps 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, provides opportunities to all Americas, and positions communities to be more resilience in the face of climate change.  

Why Submit a Nomination?

Corpsmembers of the Year…
  • Network with professionals in conservation, workforce development, education, and resource management 
  • Have their story and achievements shared on a national scale
  • Meet other young people from Corps across the country
  • Gain public speaking experience


Any additional questions regarding the Corpsmember of the Year Award should be directed to Asia Alvarado aalvarado@corpsnetwork.org.
To Apply

Application Requirements

  • Applications must be submitted on or before Monday, January 24, 2022. No late applications will be accepted. 
  • If Corpsmembers are not currently serving, they must have served as a Corpsmember or in another non-staff position (e.g. Crew Leader) for some portion of calendar year 2021.
  • Each Corps is limited to submitting one nomination.
  • The same Corps cannot win a Corpsmember of the Year award in two consecutive years.
  • Nominating Corps must be a Full Member of The Corps Network. Affiliates and AmeriCorps Basic Members may not apply.

Characteristics of a Corpsmember of the Year

  • Corpsmembers who are leaders in their Corps and communities
  • Corpsmembers who are role models
  • Corpsmembers who exceeded the expectations of their Corps
  • Corpsmembers who leveraged their Corps experiences for post-Corps success

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To be Completed by Corps Staff

Staff Person Contact Information

Corps & Corpsmember Background

Narrative Questions
Please answer the following questions in detail. There is no word limit, but a suggested word count is about 100 - 400 words for each answer

Nominee Photos

To Be Completed by Corpsmember

Corpsmember Contact Information

Narrative Questions
Please answer the following questions in detail. There is no word limit, but a suggested word count is about 100 - 400 words for each answer

Expectations & Requirements

Corpsmember of the Year Applicant
Should my nomination be accepted, I agree to the following expectations and requirements:
  • Attend the entire Conference and be an active participant.
  • Deliver a speech about my Corps experience at the Conference.
  • Participate in at least three separate 1-hour-long conference calls in preparation for the Conference
  • Be actively engaged in the Corps movement after the Conference
Nominating Corps
Should our nomination be accepted, the Corps agrees to the following expectations and requirements:
  • To register at least one staff person to participate in the Conference and serve as the Corpsmember's champion.
  • To ensure the Corpsmember of the Year participates in all required Conference programming (i.e. please do not schedule other responsibilities for Corpsmembers during required National Conference events).
  • To ensure the Corpsmember of the Year has the proper technology/equipment to fully participate in the Conference and Conference preparation activities.