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.
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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.
SLIDE’s mission is to impact the lives of youth of all backgrounds by providing unique and positive experiences that promote character development and life-enhancing values through skiing. SLIDE recruits youth through churches, schools, and local organizations. Through donations and support from the CCC the program is provided to the youth at no cost. The CCC provides them with everything they need to learn how to ski: lift tickets, lessons, equipment, clothing, and food (donated by Little General Subway).
This program strives to teach positive personal growth through the lifelong skills of skiing. Our organization believes in the potential value of individualized challenge sports that foster self-esteem, self-awareness, and encourage positive risk taking.
Skiing introduces unique developmental situations that may never otherwise present themselves. They may include:
Promoting greater self-esteem in youth athletes, both mentally and physically.
Encouraging youth to set personal goals and inspiring them to meet and overcome challenges.
Providing a fun, healthy environment for exercise.
As part of the SLIDE educational curriculum, the program teaches seven core values: Judgment, Patience, Courtesy, Respect, Confidence, Responsibility, and Perseverance. These values are reinforced and incorporated throughout the 8 week program at Winterplace Ski Resort including a weekend trip to Silver Creek at Snowshoe Mountain.
Situated in beautiful McDowell County, Twin Branch Adventure Facility will provide Southern West Virginia and the surrounding region with unique outdoor recreation and environmental learning opportunities. Visitors will experience over 100 acres of mountaintop woodland featuring trails, streams, fishing ponds, cabins, camping, archery, paintball, a reclaimed mining portal, and an environmental education center. For more information please call the office at (304) 656-7594.
The CCC Trails and Development Program (TDP) serves both youth and adults (including veterans) with an emphasis on skills enhancement, educational advancement, and civic & community spirit. CCC Project Supervisors oversee Corpsmembers who perform a variety of work projects & programs throughout the nation. CCC also offers individual placement services.
Examples of TDP projects: Construction of, and maintaining recreational trails; stabilizing and refurbishing historic buildings; constructing launch pads and river access points; maintaining and removing vegetation; interior/exterior painting and maintenance of professional and educational facilities; construction of luxury cabins, commercial/public buildings, and picnic & playground areas; and maintenance and development of conservation and construction service projects in various small towns, rural communities, cities, state and national park service systems, watershed areas, schools, historical landmarks, cemeteries, etc.