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Updates & Stories

Crews plant trees for national commemoration

Hundreds of youth from across the globe gathered at the Minneapolis Convention Center April 11-14 for the annual National Service-Learning Conference, hosted by the National Youth Leadership Council. Every year the Council plants trees in the city where they meet to commemorate the loss of participants and advocates in youth leadership work. Read More

Northeast crew cleans up Wellstone Memorial Trail

Our Northeast Minnesota crew, based in Tower, volunteered to clean up accumulated debris on the Wellstone Memorial Trail in the Virginia/Eveleth area on March 26. Read More

Unplug a Teenager

Sponsor a participant in our Summer Youth Corps and change the life of a young person. A $1,000 sponsorship will fund a teenager’s four-week experience… Read More

Where Are They Now? Hollis Emery

It might have been the chainsaw that lured Hollis Emery to northeast Minnesota to serve as a crew leader in 2010. The previous year, she had left a California law firm job to serve EarthCorps in Seattle and was hooked on the Corps experience. Read More

Calling alumni!

We are forming a committee to help us plan our alumni association. We need your ideas! Please join us to brainstorm ideas and make plans… Read More

We have moved!

On April 2 our central office moved to the Drake Building in Saint Paul ― just across the river from downtown. Our… Read More

Prairie restoration turns to tornado recovery

An Iowa field crew, dispatched to the Quivira National Wildlife Refuge in Kansas for a two-week prescribed burn, found itself in a storm shelter waiting… Read More

Conservation Corps Iowa celebrates AmeriCorps Week

Conservation Corps Iowa joined the nationwide celebration ofAmeriCorps Week with a Get out & Get Green event at McFarland Park on Saturday, March… Read More

Youth help Rebuilding Together Twin Cities

In early March, 36 Conservation Corps youth program alumni, friends and family spent a Saturday afternoon volunteering with… Read More

2012 crews hit the ground

The first few months of the year have been a flurry of activity at Conservation Corps with the hiring, orientation and training of… Read More