The Corps Report | April 2019

A New Lease on Life Ben Lerner didn’t grow up in the outdoors. But after six months supporting Rocky Mountain National Park service projects with Larimer County Conservation Corps (LCCC), Ben, 28, feels he has “a new lease on life.” Born and raised in the New Jersey suburbs, Ben was accustomed to the complicated waysGo to Article

The Corps Report | Feb. 2019

Kyle Sullivan: From Corps Member to Mojave Trails Manager Corpsmember? Check. CYCA’s 2011 Corpsmember of the Year? Check. Master’s degree in environmental policy and management? Check. Internship with the Bureau of Land Management? Check. Permanent job with the BLM? Check! Kyle Sullivan’s career path couldn’t have been more direct. As an alum of Weld CountyGo to Article

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