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Updates & Stories

Summer Youth Corps Update

Last summer, the Summer Youth Corps (SYC) program of Conservation Corps Minnesota and Iowa (CCMI) experienced the tragic loss of youth member, Anne “Annie” Messelt. Read More

How to Choose the Right Conservation Corps Program for YOU!

By Sommer Meyer, Central Field Specialist / AmeriCorps Member   Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa has NINE different programs for prospective Corps members… Read More

Twinflower and the teachings of Summer Youth Corps

By Joanie Fieser, Summer Youth Corps Crew Leader / AmeriCorps Member   Two delicate pink flowers dangle like bells from a spindly stem poking… Read More

Where Are They Now? Alumni Highlight: Mia Werger

Happy International Day of Women and Girls in Science! Today, we thought we would catch up with Mia Werger, a Corps alum who spent her… Read More

Where Are They Now? Alumni Highlight: Noah Korpi

During high school in 2018 and 2019, Noah spent two summers with Summer Youth Corps (SYC), spending the second summer on Isle Royale with the… Read More

Where Are They Now? Alumni Highlight: Claire Patton

Claire is a Masters student at the University of Nebraska studying Community and Regional Planning. Before that though, Claire served on a Field Crew in… Read More

Where Are They Now? Alumni Highlight: Katey Cobbs

Katey works at North Shore Horizons as a Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Advocate and Homelessness Case Manager. Katey attributes a strong… Read More

Where Are They Now? Alumni Highlight: Lexi Schaefer

Lexi is an undergraduate student at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, pursuing a bachelors degree in Geoengineering. Lexi served in the Corps in… Read More

Where Are They Now? Alumni Highlight: Alyson K. Quinn

Alyson is the director of the Minneapolis Nature Preschool, a non profit preschool that provides a nature-based early learning. Alyson has held several roles… Read More

The Growth of Community

by Aden Herb, Crew Leader/ AmeriCorps Member with the Summer Youth Corps program of Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa As a returning AmeriCorps member for… Read More