The award winning motorist assistance patrol program, known as the West Virginia Courtesy Patrol keeps our state's roadways and travelers safe and secure. Drivers and dispatchers assist stranded motorists by patrolling over 800 miles of four-lane highway throughout WV. The tourism-friendly fleet of patrol units also play a vital role in the state's Amber Alert & Homeland Security initiatives. The program has been recognized as a national model for its innovative approach to job creation.
The CCC Trails and Development Program (TDP) serves both youth and adults (including veterans) with an emphasis on skills enhancement, educational advancement, civic and community spirit via a wide range of projects and programs throughout the country.
West Virginia's ARROW to the Summit Community Service Initiative, The Boy Scouts of America selected CCC as the Clearinghouse for “The Initiative”, which was the largest community service and volunteer effort of its kind ever performed in the history of our country; Completed service projects for over 40,000 Scouts and volunteers over a 5-day period during the 2013 National Jamboree which yielded more than 300,000 volunteer service hours and $5 million economic impact in 9 southern WV counties; Recently selected to coordinate the 2017 Initiative which will include project expansion in all 55 counties.
The CCC AmeriCorps Disaster Service Corps is headquartered in Twin Branch – McDowell Co. The AmeriCorps program is funded through Volunteer West Virginia and serves southern West Virginia as a state-certified Disaster Service Corps. The CCC Corpsmembers are trained through the American Red Cross and have disaster response experience having already been deployed three times-- Boone County (April 2015), Mineral Wells (September 2015),and Rupert (June 2016).
The Twin Branch Recreation Area is an 118-acreage facility under development by CCC. A 10-member AmeriCorps team is currently working at Twin Branch in an effort to improve, further develop, and enhance recreational tourism and economic development opportunities in McDowell County.
Offering over 100 miles of off-road trails for ATV and outdoor enthusiasts of which CCC serves as the conduit by which trail maintenance, building and development efforts occur.
Skiing, Learning, Improving, Developing, and Educating, is a youth development program that utilizes skiing to impact the lives of at-risk youth (ages 3-17) by providing unique and positive experiences that promote character development and life-enhancing values.
Utilizing the game of golf as a vehicle to teach core values and healthy habits to kids ages 4 to 17. CCC operates as a partner and sponsor while the day-to-day operations are handled by the West Virginia Golf Association.
CAWV provides a variety of programming to children and adults with disabilities and is the premiere ski program in the Mid-Atlantic Region. CCC serves as both fiscal agent and partner for this elite program.
In partnership with JP Morgan Chase Foundation, CCC recruits, trains, and places veterans into employment with local governments, federal agencies, businesses, corporations, and/or other avenues with the vision that those served will obtain meaningful employment and the security of sustainable income for themselves and their families.
CCC Internship Program has both part-and full-time Corps placements nationwide, aimed to jump start career choices through a variety of experiences focused on civic engagement and service; conservation, environmental, and resource stewardship; and other areas such as--tourism, transportation, interpretative learning, outdoor recreation, information technology, public and governmental relations, green practices, etc. Each CCC Intern is provided access to a range of educational services, from postsecondary education to industry-recognized credentials with an opportunity to earn an AmeriCorps Education Award ranging from $1222.22 to $5775.00.
The CCC via The Corps Network is working to place AmeriCorps members in ten (10) YMCA centers across the country; in order to fulfill the Department of Interior’s project “Engaging the Next Generation of Community Coordinators” for the “Let’s Move! Outside” initiative in the following cities: Birmingham, AL; Oklahoma, OK; San Diego, CA; Columbus, OH; Providence, RI; Indianapolis, IN; Wichita, KS; Pittsburgh, PA; Atlanta, GA; and Newark, NJ.
These are some of our recently completed projects.view all of our projects →
OUR MISSION IS TO
- Conduct Projects and Programs that Strengthen and Revitalize Communities;
- Provide Self-Esteem, Educational Enhancements, and Employment Opportunities through Meaningful Work Experiences for Youth & Adults; and
- Conserve, Develop, and Enhance Natural Resources.
Corpsmember Transitions to NPS
Dorell Boyd is an alumni corpsmember with the Citizens Conservation Corps (CCC). Dorrell joined the CCC in 2014 for the Manassas National Battlefield Park vegetation project which involved cutting, encroaching, and invasive vegetation from historic monuments. His exemplary work on the project allowed him to return for a second year as a CCC crew leader to work on the Hands-On Preservation Experience (HOPE) project through the National Trust for Historic Preservation at Prince William Forest Park. In addition, Dorell worked on two HOPE crew projects in 2016; the Big Meadows Window Restoration project and again at Prince William Forest Park. Dorell was most recently hired on full time with the National Park Service at Prince William Forest Park as a federal employee in the maintenance department. The CCC is extremely proud of Dorell and all of his accomplishments! We look forward to hearing about all the great things he will do at Prince William Forest Park.
CCC AmeriCorps Crewmembers are developing recreational hiking/biking trails as well as a future Hatfield & McCoy Trailhead for ATV use.
CCC AmeriCorps Crewmembers are building/improving on public lands such as hiking trails, community parks, stream clean ups. Through community engagement they work to educate locals on environmental preservation.
CCC Youth and Veteran Crews maintain 5.5 acres of historic cemetery in preparation of events such as Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Founder’s Day, and Independence Day.
CCC Youth Crews work throughout the City of Beckley in green spaces to plant and maintain flower beds, mulch, and grass/vegetation. They also assist in preparation of local events held downtown.
National Mine Health & Safety Academy Apprentice Program
Through the landscape management apprenticeship program, CCC Youth Crews perform routine maintenance and ground keeping on campus.
Burning Rock Outdoor Adventure Park
CCC Crewmembers monitor, maintain, and build trails for ATV use.
Richmond-Hamilton Vault Toilet
New River Gorge National River
CCC Crews installed a prefabricated vault toilet in the Richmond- Hamilton Farm area of the New River Gorge National River. Opened to the public October 2016.
Interpretive Internship (Rangers in Training)
CCC- NPS New River Gorge National River Interns operate in the visitor’s center providing directional assistance and helpful suggestions/advice to park guests.
Petersburg National Battlefield
CCC HOPE Crews work to preserve 15 historic Civil War fortifications (grass covered) through routine preventative maintenance.
Prince William Forest Park
CCC Crews work with NPS biologists to eradicate the park of invasive vegetation in non-managed landscapes.
Prince William Forest Park
CCC HOPE Crews work to paint and stain wood tables and benches used in the historic cabins, camp dining halls, and lodges.
Fort Necessity National Battlefield
CCC Crews work on trail maintenance and rehabilitation of the Woodcock and Great Meadows habitats.
Flight 93 National Memorial
CCC Youth Crews work to maintain cultural landscape and park structures dedicated to those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.
4 CCC Youth Crews work to restore historic stone structures (culverts, locks, flumes, abutments, and walls) and remove vegetation.
Shenandoah National Park (SSP)
CCC HOPE Crews work to paint historical building and residences located in SNP.
Web Articles and Links
BSA ARROW to the Summit Community Service Initiative
National News Recognition