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.