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How a Summer Job Turned Into a Life Dedicated to Conservation
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: conservation, GoodNews, habitat, nature, protection, trees, interesting )

- 2394 days ago -
Afton McKusick thought a summer job with a Youth Service and Conservation Corps would be better than flipping burgers - you'd at least get to be outside. Now, more than 10 years later, Afton continues to work for a Corps and promote conservation efforts.
A Second Chance for Young Offenders: Youth Service Corps
Health & Wellness  (tags: GoodNews, goodnews, interesting, crime, humans, society )

- 2413 days ago -
De'Andre was a teenager who needed to find a job, but had a felony on his record. With the help of a Youth Service Corps he was able to learn job skills, get an education and curb his anger issues. As Dre says, he would nowhere if not for the Corps.
How An Inclusive Youth Conservation Corps Unlocked Amazing Potential
Offbeat  (tags: conservation, green, Sustainabililty, GoodNews, goodnews, interesting, environment )

- 2427 days ago -
Quintin Williams had trouble finding employers who would give him a chance. He was young and eager to work, but his lack of job experience and his blindness made potential bosses apprehensive. Then Quintin found the Utah Conservation Corps' Inclusive Crew
Youth Service Corps Can Change Lives - Here's One Example
Society & Culture  (tags: women, family, interesting, GoodNews, goodnews, education )

- 2428 days ago -
Sarah LaRocque was a young mother trying to make it on her own. Without a high school diploma and with a past that involved substance abuse and homelessness, Sarah wasn't sure what her future held. Then she joined a youth service corps...
Movie Review: Dolphin Tale
Animals  (tags: )

- 2856 days ago -
As a crowd-pleasing family film, Dolphin Tale takes few risks but will still most likely be enjoyed by its target audience. It tells the "based on true events" story of Winter, a dolphin that lost its tail after getting caught in a crab trap.
Help Save the Pennsylvania Conservation Corps
Environment  (tags: jobs, conservation corps, service, community service, service corps, national service, budget cuts, politics, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Conservation Corps, youth, conservation )

- 2939 days ago -
The Pennsylvania Conservation Corps and career building jobs for Pennsylvania's youth are on the chopping block. The time is now to speak up on their behalf.
The Corps Network and Planters Unveil New Park in New Orleans
Environment  (tags: business, park, urban park, The Corps Network, planters, conservation corps, service corps, national service )

- 3008 days ago -
Today The Corps Network, the voice of the nation's Service and Conservation Corps, and Planters, America's leading snack nut brand, unveil the first of four planned urban parks known as Planters Groves.
Announcing the 2011 Service and Conservation Corps Members of the Year
Environment  (tags: conservation, environment, community service, national service, energy efficiency, reentry, youth, youth empwer )

- 3055 days ago -
Each year The Corps Network honors Service and Conservation Corpsmembers whose accomplishments and personal stories exemplify the positive role that Corps serve for individuals and communities nationwide. We invite you to read their stories.
Jellyfish Protein Might Improve Memory of Alzheimer's Patients
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, jellyfish, Alzheimer's Disease, alzheimers, GFP, science, health )

- 3252 days ago -
A Wisconsin based biotechnology company claims that one of their clinical studies has shown that a protein extracted from a unique species of bioluminescent jellyfish helps improve the memories of Alzheimers patients.
Europe Bans Illegal Timber Help Protect World's Forests
Environment  (tags: deforestation, climate change, logging, illegal logging, Europe, European Union, Australia, United States, Lacey Act, conservation, climate change )

- 3260 days ago -
Last week the European Union's Parliament passed new legislation that will halt the entrance of illegal wood into European nations. This is a major victory for forests and wildlife around the world.
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