COURTESY PATROL

COURTESY PATROL

Statewide Motorist Assistance Patrol program provides employment and training opportunities to tourism-friendly drivers who render assistance to stranded motorists.

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TRAILS & DEVELOPMENT

TRAILS & DEVELOPMENT

Employment, education and training for youth & adults who provide community, beautification, recreational and trail development and improvements throughout the country.

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West Virginia's Arrow to the Summit Community Service Initiative

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.

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A LETTER FROM THE CEO

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Welcome to the Citizens Conservation Corps. We are glad you’re here, and appreciate your interest in our projects and programs!

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COURTESY PATROL

Our award winning courtesy patrol sets the standard!

The West Virginia Courtesy Patrol is on duty 7 days a week, 3:00 p.m to 7:00 a.m. Our toll free number is 1-888-359-3683.

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WEST VIRGINIA COURTESY PATROL

WEST VIRGINIA COURTESY PATROL

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.

CCC TRAILS & DEVELOPMENT

CCC TRAILS & DEVELOPMENT

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.

THE INITIATIVE

THE INITIATIVE

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.

CCC AmeriCorps Disaster Service Corps

CCC AmeriCorps Disaster Service Corps

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).

TWIN BRANCH

TWIN BRANCH

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.

BURNING ROCK

BURNING ROCK

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.

SLIDE

SLIDE

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.

THE FIRST TEE OF WEST VIRGINIA

THE FIRST TEE OF WEST VIRGINIA

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.

CHALLENGED ATHLETES OF WV

CHALLENGED ATHLETES OF WV

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.

CCC VETERANS CORPS INITIATIVE

CCC VETERANS CORPS INITIATIVE

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.

PILOT INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

PILOT INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

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.

Let's Move! Outside

Let's Move! Outside

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.

CCC CAREERS

CCC CAREERS

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RECENT WORK

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Heart of the Highlands Trails

Heart of the Highlands Trails

In partnership with Heart of the Highlands Trails, a half mile connector trail from the Town of Davis, WV to the Splash Dam Trail was created.

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CCC partnered with the Heart of the Highlands Trail System, located in Tucker County, WV, to complete a half mile connector trail from the Town of Davis, WV to the Splash Dam Trail located nearby

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.

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The West Virginia Courtesy Patrol (WVCP) reduces the number of individuals receiving public assistance or aid in West Virginia through employment, training and continuing education as patrol drivers. This national model and award-winning transportation program benefits the traveling public, both using our interstate highways and corridors for tourism and local commerce while also enhancing safety and providing quality workers thereby reducing the state’s welfare and unemployment rolls.

History

●WVCP is operated by the non-profit Citizens Conservation Corps (CCC) via contract with WV Division of Highways.

●WVCP is 1 of 12 projects operated by CCC throughout the U.S.

●WVCP is the longest running program of its kind in the nation. (18-year anniversary celebrated on 11-20-16)

●CCC has continued to be the lowest bidder for the WVCP with the next lowest bid being $1.2 million more annually.

Economic Impact

●WVCP currently employs ninety-five (95) employees throughout the state.

●McDowell County is the statewide headquarters for the WVCP Communications Center which has received 3,236,064 incoming calls. Twelve (12) county residents have full time employment with benefits with the Courtesy Patrol.

●Placed approximately 2,100 former individuals receiving governmental assistance and/or aid into employment at wages ranging from $8.75 to $25.50 per hour.

●79% job retention rate at six-months—ranked as one of the highest in the country for all welfare-to-work programs.

●Offer AmeriCorps Education Award opportunities to drivers worth up to $5,815 to be used for their educational goals.

●As the state economy continues its transition to an industry based more on services and tourism, the Courtesy Patrol project is an excellent match with this transition. Not only do patrol drivers make roadways safer and more welcoming for tourists, but it also provides thorough and extensive training for individuals who become quality members of our state’s workforce.

Transportation & Safety

●FBI-trained drivers and central information system play vital role in Homeland Security statewide – WVCP drivers respond to various levels of alert, monitor bridges, overlooks and critical infrastructure, interchanges and report suspicious activities. This augmented role provided by WVCP saves the WVDOT from paying overtime to its employees in various scenarios including increased levels of alert, natural disasters such as the July 2012 derecho, declared state of emergencies, etc.

●Drivers act as “eyes & ears” on the roadway and serve a primary role in the aid and recovery of abducted children during an Amber Alert. WVCP is a member of WV’s Amber Alert Task Force in conjunction with the State Police & other critical stakeholders.

●WVCP participated in a GPS Pilot Project w/Marshall University’s Rahall Appalachian Transportation Institute; as a result, all CP Units are equipped with GPS devices which improve response times, management/oversight, safety & efficiency.

●310,010 total number of vehicles assisted, 14,044 routine procedural checks and 79,434 abandoned vehicles checked all of which reduces the time and number of responses needed by law enforcement. WVCP also removes hazards from the roadway thereby reducing the number of secondary accidents; and in general, works to enhance the safety of our state’s highways.

●The men and women of the Courtesy Patrol are trained to respond to both emergency and non-emergency incidents. They provide a variety of services and assistance to those in harm’s way on our state’s highways. Drivers have administered First-Aid 135 times and life-saving CPR 10 times.

●Total mileage logged: 78,978,570; in addition to 17,978 stops for removal of debris & 13,033 stops to remove deer, bears, and other dead animals.

National Recognition

●Recognized as a national model and best practice by US Dept of Labor (USDOL) for innovative approach to job creation.

●WVCP has helped the state of West Virginia earn over $40 million in matching funds through the USDOL and in Federal High Performance Bonuses for WVDHHR as a result of WVCP’s job creation, retention and earnings gain rate successes.

●Recognized as a national “service learning” model via the West Virginia Dept of Education known as “Learn and Serve” wherein WVCP worked with high school students in Vocational/Technical, Career & Technology and High Schools statewide focusing on work ethic; proper training and safety; auto mechanics and maintenance; customer service and hospitality; map reading; communications (voice/phone); and computer and databases.

●Recipient of (3)-state and (4)-national awards in the transportation, education, workforce development & tourism arenas.

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