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2024 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 150 organizations that operate in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories. Approximately 25,000 young adults join these organizations each year so they can make a difference. 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 helps cover Conference registration, lodging, meals, and travel expenses. We assist Corpsmembers with developing public speaking skills and building connections with peers from across the country. 

About the 2024 National Conference:

Event Dates: March 19 - 21, 2024

The Corps Network’s annual National Conference is a place to connect with people who care deeply about building stronger communities and a brighter, more sustainable futureJoin professionals from multiple sectors to share ideas on empowering and supporting today’s youth, preparing our young

people for in-demand careers, and maximizing the impact of national service in addressing climate change and inequity.

The 2024 Conference is an in-person event in Washington, DC. The Conference will feature informative workshops, inspiring plenary sessions, and opportunities to network. 

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 Emma Fantuzzo, efantuzzo@corpsnetwork.org
To Apply

Application Requirements

  • Applications must be submitted on or before October 20, 2023. 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 2023.
  • 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 or Emerging Member of The Corps Network. Affiliates and AmeriCorps Basic Members may not apply.
  • Please note that The Corps Network will offer a stipend to cover most travel-related expenses for the Corpsmember of the Year. We cannot cover travel expenses for Corps staff or family members of the awardee. 

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

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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.