Crew Leadership: Balancing Professionalism with Friendship

Rachel McKay didn’t set out to be a crew leader. Yet, when Western Colorado Conservation Corps (WCCC) offered her the position, she decided to step up for the challenge. “I saw this opportunity as a good growing experience. I wanted to test it out,” says Rachel. That drive to try something new was itself aGo to Article

Brock Goode Isn’t Taking Things for Granted

Brock Goode grew up in the Salida area, doing a lot of camping and spending time outdoors. But he had never really thought about all the effort that goes into building a trail – until he discovered Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC)-Los Valles. Brock joined SCC at age 15 when he heard about the corps and likedGo to Article

Trails Don’t Just Appear – They Take Hard Work

Trails Don’t Just Appear – They Take Hard Work Brock Tausan spent his growing-up years fly-fishing and experiencing the Colorado wilderness. When he set out to apply for summer opportunities, he knew he wanted to be outdoors, and happily stumbled across a corpsmember opening at Larimer County Conservation Corps (LCCC). “I thought, ‘I would loveGo to Article

Stumbling into Corps, Skating toward the Future

Max DeSalvo grew up in a concrete jungle: the suburbs of Chicago. However, seemingly born with a natural inclination to spend time outdoors, he got out – into his neighborhood, at least – every chance he could get. “I know Chicago’s parks like the back of my hand.” Max’s persistence about getting outside paid off.Go to Article

On a Mission for Change

Not so long ago, Lauyona Booker walked by the Community College of Denver (CCD) campus, thinking to herself, “I wish I could go to that school.” But she didn’t believe college was in the cards for her, having grown up with learning disabilities and in poverty. Now, thanks to encouragement and resources from the YouthBuildGo to Article

The Appeal of Chainsaw Life

The Appeal of Chainsaw Life When Marty Vigil was earning his GED through the Weld County Department of Human Services, he heard about a chance to join Weld County Youth Conservation Corps (WCYCC). One word about the position stood out and caught his attention: chainsaw. He liked the idea of learning how to operate oneGo to Article

Youth Corps to Fight Invasive Plants, Protect Water Resources with $50,000 Grant

Youth Corps to Fight Invasive Plants, Protect Water Resources with $50,000 Grant Colorado Water Conservation Board Partners with Colorado Youth Corps Association on Projects in Four Communities April 29, 2015, Denver, Colo. – The Colorado Youth Corps Association (CYCA) and the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB), a division of the Department of Natural Resources, are fundingGo to Article

Colorado Youth Corps Association Honors Ten Corpsmembers

Colorado Youth Corps Association Honors Ten Corpsmembers Awards Ceremony Celebrates Youth Work Experience and Commitment to Colorado’s Natural Resources  Feb. 2, 2015, DENVER, Colo. – The Colorado Youth Corps Association (CYCA) honored its 2014 Corpsmembers of the Year this morning at the annual Youth Corps Awards Ceremony, held at the Colorado State Capitol. Representing all cornersGo to Article

Jumping right into 2015

Jumping right into 2015 The Corps Report  |  January 2015 In this issue… Madison’s Path to a GOCO Job AmeriCorps Grant Off to a Strong Start GOCO Awards $500,000 for Youth Corps Projects Annual Youth Corps Awards Ceremony Feb. 2: Join Us! Media Removing Tamarisk in Matchett Park Area Grand Junction Sentinel Grants Fund Improvements at ColoradoGo to Article

Colorado Youth Corps Association Secures $1.39 Million Grant for AmeriCorps Education Awards Program

Colorado Youth Corps Association Secures $1.39 Million Grant for AmeriCorps Education Awards Program May 22, 2014, Denver, Colo. – The Colorado Youth Corps Association (CYCA) announces it has been awarded $1.39 million through a highly competitive national grant competition. The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) announced the results of the AmeriCorps grant awardsGo to Article