Sunday, July 9, 2017

Texas Conservation Corps gets the job done

This is good news published in the Austin American-Statesman about funding of the great local Americorps program, Texas Conservation Corps.  If you like working outdoors doing work like trail-building, disaster relief and environmental restoration, check this out.  Americorps provides a wage while you are working, health insurance, good experience for your resume AND an education award (money toward college or to repay student loans) when you complete your service.  Not only that, you are doing important work that helps our community and the natural world.  Some of Austin's hike and bike trails have been built by Americorps members with the Texas Conservation Corps.  Here is the Statesman story:

YouthWorks gets AmeriCorps funding
American YouthWorks has received $805,800 in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency for volunteering and service programs.
Building on the American YouthWorks’ Texas Conservation Corps program, the grant will fund 76 AmeriCorps volunteers who will tackle problems in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Arkansas. Their activities will include disaster response, coastal restoration and public land maintenance needs.
The Corporation for National and Community Service also will provide up to $348,900 in education scholarships for those AmeriCorps members to help pay for college, vocational training or student loans.
The Austin-based American YouthWorks is recruiting for AmeriCorps members to begin service this fall. For more information:

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