Texas Conservation Corps is an AmeriCorps service program of American YouthWorks, a nationally recognized nonprofit and charter high school headquartered in Austin, Texas. Each year the program engages over 100 diverse youth and college-aged young adults in critical, hands-on conservation and disaster service projects, giving participants the skills and opportunities to solve real life community and environmental problems. Building a trail at a Texas State Park, habitat restoration in deep East Texas, helping out in the aftermath of a flood in the Rio Grande Valley, hazard tree felling for a city park and preserve system, or managing volunteers at a conservation project just about anywhere in the Southwestern and Gulf regions- these are just a few of the projects we might be doing each week. Texas Conservation Corps (TxCC) is a powerful regional resource, not only for our conservation and disaster services, but also for our program alumni, who leave the program trained and ready to become the next leaders in these important fields.
TxCC is a federally-designated 21st Century Conservation Service Corps program as well as a member of the Corps Network, the Mountain Alliance of Conservation Corps, and an AmeriCorps grantee of the OneStar Foundation, Texas’ State Service Commission. Thanks to these partnerships and many others, TxCC’s work is seen in national, state, and local parks and preserves as well as behind the scenes during the initial phases of disaster response and recovery. This breadth of outdoor experience and job training exposure breeds leadership and personal developmental for all participants. Members of our programs graduate with a great sense of accomplishment, confidence and a work and community service ethic that benefit them for life.
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Emergency Response, Habitat Restoration, Trails, and other Public Land Improvements
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