The Corps Network Corpsmember Success Stories

Hannah Traverse
January 4, 2013

The Corps Network, a program that provides comprehensive youth development and job trainig programs, recently caught up with some of their program alumni. They share how the Corps programs helped them successfully improve the pathway of their lives to jobs and employment.

The Corps Network’s mission, as the national membership association of service and conservation Corps, is to promote the growth, quality, and sustainability of Corps. Learn more about the Corps Network, a SparkAction partner, here.


How an At-Risk Youth became a Service Provider for At-Risk Youth

What happens when a young person gets a chance to change the odds? Germain Castellanos, a graduate of the Youth Conservation Corps, Youthbuild and AmeriCorps, has started his own program for at-risk youth at the high school he was kicked out of as a youth.

Diana Carillo

When Diana Carrillo left her home of Mexico City and came to America, she could not speak a word of English. After spending three years living in the US, now 25-year-old Diana is a confident English-speaker with her eyes set on college. None of this would have been possible, she says, if not for her involvement with Conservation Corps North Bay in San Rafael, California. Read more of Diana's story

Carmen Curry

Without a high school diploma or a GED and with little work experience, 21 year old Carmen Curry found it very difficult to find any jobs she qualified for. That all changed, however, when Carmen found Conservation Corps North Bay. Read Carmen's story >>

Joshua Edwards

Before attending the Green City Force graduation on June 29, 2012, 21-year-old Josh Edwards had not participated in a graduation ceremony since the 8th grade. For Josh, completing the Green City Force program was not just an accomplishment – it was a new beginning. Read Josh's story >>

Christopher Morgan

Chris Morgan loves learning about the environment. He just wishes someone had taught him about sustainability and how to be eco-friendly when he was younger.  Read Chris' story >>

Sarah LaRocque

Sarah LaRocque, a former member of Heart of Oregon Corps, won Corpsmember of the Year in 2009 for her commitment to service and self improvement. Read Sarah's story >>

Quintin Williams

Quintin Williams, a former member of the Utah Conservation Corps, won Corpsmember of the Year in 2010 for his leadership skills and commitment to service.  Read Quintin's story >>














Meet more Corps alums and hear their amazing stories here.