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All Corps Day focused on housing and environmental justice

All Corps Day focused on housing and environmental justice

Photo, from left: Whitney Wais, Meg Veitenheimer, David Rittenhouse, Jason Hagemeier and Polly Wolly Doodle.On April 1, 33 metro area corps members from Youth Outdoors, Home Energy Squads and individual placements participated in the first 2013-2014 All Corps Day, which focused on housing issues and environmental justice. Corps members participated in teambuilding and networking, and heard presentations by Brian Pittman, research associate with Wilder Research and Nieeta Presley, executive director of Aurora/Saint Anthony Community Development Corp. Corps members also teamed up with Rebuilding Twin Cities to build and paint 11 rain barrels for low-income metro area residents. All Corps Days are planned by corps members and based on cohorts’ environmental service and learning interests. The next All Corps Day on May 6 and will focus on urban agriculture, specifically in schools.