The Partnership for the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (P-21CSC) supports the development and implementation of the 21CSC to reach its goal of engaging 100,000 young people and veterans per year in conservation service. The Partnership’s members include key federal, state, local and non-profit leaders and stakeholders of the 21CSC. The Partnership will keep an active membership roster to ensure that all relevant stakeholders are involved.
The Partnership for the 21CSC’s charter calls for it to develop “national partnerships to support 21CSC”. These partnerships with national non-profit and for-profit organizations support the development and implementation of the 21CSC to reach its goal of engaging 100,000 young people and veterans per year in conservation service. Click here to view national partnerships page.
The Partnership focuses on issues that directly support the development of the 21CSC. A partial list of focus areas includes:
- Raising non-federal funding to support 21CSC
- Bolstering federal support for 21CSC
- Identifying 21CSC programs
- Creating a national 21CSC brand
- Supporting the 21CSC launch
- Engaging 21CSC on Sandy and Gulf Coast restoration projects
- Developing national partnerships to support 21CSC
- Demonstrating the impact of the 21CSC
- Supporting consistent agreement processes to engage partners
- Supporting career pathways for 21CSC participants
- Engaging new partners and organizations in 21CSC
- Promoting high quality 21CSC programs and projects
- Providing counsel/guidance/expertise to the National Council to assist in 21CSC implementation
The P-21CSC has an open membership that includes federal, state, local and non-profit leaders and stakeholders of the 21CSC.
The Partnership for the 21CSC is supported by The Corps Network and Conservation Legacy.
Created in 1985, The Corps Network provides critical leadership to the Corps movement and to our nation’s Service and Conservation Corps as they harness the power of youth and young adults to tackle some of America’s greatest challenges and transform their own lives. The Corps Network’s 100+ members operate in all states and the District of Columbia. Each year they collectively enroll approximately 23,000 Corpsmembers from ages 16-25. For more information, please visit The Corps Network’s website at http://www.corpsnetwork.org/
Conservation Legacy is a national organization dedicated to supporting locally based conservation service programs that empower individuals to positively impact their lives, their communities and the environment. Conservation Legacy operates and supports programs that provide service and work opportunities for a diverse group of individuals to complete important conservation and community projects for the public benefit. Founded in 1998 to continue the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930s, Conservation Legacy programs include: Arizona Conservation Corps, Environmental Stewards, Preserve America Youth Summit, Southeast Conservation Corps, Southwest Conservation Corps, and VISTA Teams. Learn more at http://www.conservationlegacy.org/