The Mission of the CCC 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.

CCC’s Body of Work and Services Are:

  • National Models of Excellence in Programming, Economic Development, Community Service and Volunteerism;
  • Self-Esteem Building Blocks Designed for both Youth and Adults with an Emphasis on Instilling Respect for Individuals and Service; Citizenship and Values; Workforce Development and Preparedness; Training and Education Enhancements; and
  • A Framework to Assess, Listen and Explore the Establishment and Expansion of Proactive Environment and Conservation Programs.

In 23 Years of Operations, CCC has Delivered:

  • A National Model and Award Winning Program for Innovative Approach to Job Creation – Identified as a “Best Practice” by U.S. Department of Labor for all Welfare-to-Work Programs in the Country;
  • The Largest Community Service & Volunteerism Project of its Kind to Ever be Assembled and Performed in the History of the U.S. – Arrow to the Summit Community Service Initiative;
  • Character Education, Core Principles and Values, and Healthy Habits via the National School Program and West Virginia Department of Education for Students (Pre-K-12th Grade); and
  • Work-Based Skill-Enhancing Experiences and Employment for over 2,500 Youth & Adults in 15+ States.

CCC Capacity:

  • General Contractors
    • Planning and development
    • Maintenance and Construction
  • Full-service Accounting, Human Resources, IT Departments
  • Management Experience
    • Seasoned, professional supervisors (crew leaders) on-board, staffed & ready
    • Train-the-trainer, proven corps model
    • Nearly 2 decades of working in our Nation’s Park Service systems
  • In-house Recruitment Team
    • Boots on-the-ground, shovel-ready
    • Ability to recruit, hire, train and mobilize crews of any size, age or type (youth, veterans, young adults, individual placements, etc)
    • Employ from the geographic region where the project occurs; or bring crews in from outside areas

CCC Capacity:

  • By the Corps Center of Excellence, the National Accrediting Body for Service and Conservation Corps, as a Nationally Accredited Corps that Demonstrates a High Level of Accountability to the Communities in which they Operate and the Corpsmembers they Enroll—the 5-Year Accreditation Offers Objective, Independent Validation of Best Practices being Monitored to Meet High Standards;
  • As a 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (21CSC) Member Organization Aimed to Connect Youth and Veterans to Work and Training Opportunities in America’s Great Outdoors; Most Importantly, 21CSC is Helping Develop the Next Generation of Skilled Workers and Engaged Citizens, Conservation Professionals including Environmental Stewards, Customer Service & Hospitality Representatives, and Transportation Officials;
  • A National Cooperative Agreement Holder via the United States Department of Interior to Provide Work, Training and Learning Opportunities for Youth in our National Park Service Systems;
  • A “West Virginia Disaster Corps” in Conjunction with Volunteer WV, American Red Cross, Corporation for National & Community Service in the Event of a Federal Disaster Declaration or Disaster Declaration within the State of West Virginia, wherein AmeriCorps Members may be Deployed to an Affected Area to Participate in Response or Recovery Operations; and
  • As a Youth Corps Partner Working in Collaboration with the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Hands-On Preservation Experience (HOPE) Crew Project Established to Help Maintain Historic Structures for the Public and Impart Valuable Preservation Skills to Youth.

CCC is Designated:

  • By the Corps Center of Excellence, the National Accrediting Body for Service and Conservation Corps, as a Nationally Accredited Corps that Demonstrates a High Level of Accountability to the Communities in which they Operate and the Corpsmembers they Enroll—the 5-Year Accreditation Offers Objective, Independent Validation of Best Practices being Monitored to Meet High Standards;
  • As a 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (21CSC) Member Organization Aimed to Connect Youth and Veterans to Work and Training Opportunities in America’s Great Outdoors; Most Importantly, 21CSC is Helping Develop the Next Generation of Skilled Workers and Engaged Citizens, Conservation Professionals including Environmental Stewards, Customer Service & Hospitality Representatives, and Transportation Officials;
  • A National Cooperative Agreement Holder via the United States Department of Interior to Provide Work, Training and Learning Opportunities for Youth in our National Park Service Systems;
  • A “West Virginia Disaster Corps” in Conjunction with Volunteer WV, American Red Cross, Corporation for National & Community Service in the Event of a Federal Disaster Declaration or Disaster Declaration within the State of West Virginia, wherein AmeriCorps Members may be Deployed to an Affected Area to Participate in Response or Recovery Operations; and
  • As a Youth Corps Partner Working in Collaboration with the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Hands-On Preservation Experience (HOPE) Crew Project Established to Help Maintain Historic Structures for the Public and Impart Valuable Preservation Skills to Youth.

CCC Projects & Programs Include:

  1. West Virginia Courtesy Patrol, a statewide Motorist Assistance Patrol program employs former TANF recipients and/or unemployed individuals who are trained and certified in Safety & First-Aid and CPR, freeway incident management, and defensive driving; Patrollers are members of the AMBER Alert Task Force as designated by the State Police and play an integral role in the state’s Homeland Security initiatives; and also render assistance to motorists on 824 miles of 4-lane highway in order to further enhance efficient and safe travel, provide tourism and 511 traveler information, as well as first responders;
  2. Trails and Development Projects provide employment, training and educational opportunities for young adults and veterans; CCC crews can be found performing trails, maintenance, historic preservation, construction, infrastructure, landscaping, recreational, health and wellness, cultural and other service-related projects throughout the country;
  3. West Virginia’s Arrow to the Summit Community Service Initiative, The Boy Scouts of America selected CCC as the Clearinghouse for “The 2017 Initiative” which includes service project expansion in all 55 counties in WV; the 2013 Initiative was the largest community service and volunteer effort of its kind ever performed in the history of our country – 40,000 Scouts & volunteers and over 300,000 volunteer service hours over a 5-day period in 9 southern WV Counties yielding an economic impact of $5M;
  4. CCC AmeriCorps Disaster Service Corps, The CCC AmeriCorps Disaster Service Corps are headquartered in Twin Branch located in McDowell County, WV. 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 been deployed to Boone County (April 2015), Mineral Wells (September 2015), Rupert and Greenbrier Counties (June 2016) – all in response to disaster floods.
  5. Twin Branch Recreation and Adventure Facility, situated in southern WV – McDowell County, on 118 acres, is being developed for recreational & outdoor visitors featuring a 4-acre pond for fishing; beach area for guest families; hiking, biking and walking trails; campsites and cabins for ATV riders; and other amenities including a future trailhead to the Hatfield & McCoy Trails; 10 AmeriCorps members are sponsored by Volunteer WV to further develop and enhance recreational tourism and economic development opportunities at the site;
  6. Burning Rock Outdoor Adventure Park, offers approximately 130 miles of off-road trails and tracks for ATV, motocross, and outdoor enthusiasts who like to ride for the thrills and enjoyment, adrenaline-rushed challenges and experiences; CCC serves as the conduit for trail building, maintenance, and development efforts;
  7. SLIDE, Skiing, Improving, Developing, and Educating -- is the only youth development ski program of its kind in the country, which serves youth (ages 4 & up) of all backgrounds by providing unique and positive experiences that promote character development and life-enhancing values through skiing and is a gateway to other physical, recreational and educational enhancing activities offered by CCC;
  8. The First Tee of West Virginia is designed for youth of all backgrounds to develop life-enhancing values such as honesty, integrity and sportsmanship through the game of golf; CCC revived the program (formerly The First Tee of Beckley) in 2006 and soon thereafter received its statewide designation as one of over 200 operating chapters across the country and internationally; As founder and now-partner with the West Virginia Golf Association, The First Tee continues to impact youth throughout our state under the auspices of WVGA;
  9. Challenged Athletes of West Virginia is dedicated to providing recreational opportunities for persons of all ages and is a chapter of Disabled Sports USA, the nationwide leader in adaptive sports. CCC serves as fiscal agent for a program that improves the quality of life for people with disabilities through outdoor sports and recreation;
  10. CCC Veterans Corps Initiative recruits, employs and trains veterans for various projects throughout the country; in addition, corpsmembers receive individualized assistance, support services, including and career counseling and placement resources;
  11. CCC Pilot 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 relations, green practices, etc. Each CCC Intern is provided access to a range of educational services, from industry-recognized credentials to postsecondary education with an opportunity to earn an AmeriCorps Education Award ranging from $1222.22 to $5775.00; and
  12. “Let’s Move! Outside” Initiative: The CCC via The Corps Network is working to place AmeriCorps members in eleven (11) YMCA centers across the country; in order to fulfill the Department of Interior’s project “Engaging the Next Generation of Community Coordinators” in the following cities: Birmingham, AL; Oklahoma City, OK; San Diego, CA; Columbus, OH; Louisville, KY; Providence, RI; Indianapolis, IN; Wichita, KS; Pittsburgh, PA; Atlanta, GA; and Newark, NJ. 
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