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EarthCorps: Celebrating AmeriCorps Week by actualizing equity in action 

As an AmeriCorps grantee, Seattle-based environmental nonprofit EarthCorps is proud to align with AmeriCorps’ equity initiatives by leading a movement that reduces barriers to program entry and celebrates our Corps Members.  

EarthCorps Alumna featured at Sally Jewell’s Farewell

My story starts out like so many others. I was raised in Harlem, as an only child with a single mother, and a father I never knew.  For 20 years we lived in a subsidized, renovated tenement building, with walls so thin you could hear the rats scuttling around in the dark voids. Outside, the...

The Job that Sticks With You

For the past couple of months I had the honor of standing in as EarthCorps’ Program Coordinator Assistant while the real Program Coordinator was on maternity leave. There are a lot of amazing things I loved about my job, but interviewing and selecting the 2017 corps members might be my favorite responsibility. Elizabeth, the Corps Operation...

MLK Day Volunteer Event

Join thousands of volunteers nationwide in making MLK Day “a day ON, not a day OFF!” Volunteer at Cheasty Greenspace with EarthCorps and the Green Seattle Partnership on Monday January 16. Hundreds of volunteers of all ages will be restoring this vital greenspace in Beacon Hill by removing aggressive weeds, planting trees and spreading mulch. EarthCorps...

EarthCorps’ New Website

Welcome to EarthCorps’ new website and blog! We hope that you like the new look! But more importantly, we hope that you find the new website easy to navigate and use. With a few clicks or taps, you can learn about our story, sign up to volunteer at a restoration event, apply to be a...

The Birds and the Bees

You’ve seen it in the news: Honeybee populations are declining at an alarming rate across the country. Unfortunately, it’s not just the honeybees that are losing ground. Other pollinators close to home, like certain butterflies and bumblebees that are native to the Puget Sound region and vital to our forest’s health, are declining towards extinction...

Building my Career

It is now a year since I ventured out from the EarthCorps community into an unknown future. I would say I ventured away from the community, but the truth is EarthCorps has remained in my life as cherished memories and hard learned lessons. Now, in December, at the freezing-dreary end of the year, it is...

The Journey to becoming a Forester

I was a seasonal EarthCorps watering crew hire in 2006, right after I graduated from the University of Washington. I had never had a field job before EarthCorps. Ten years later, I now work for a public land management agency, and I don’t believe I would be on this career path that I love dearly...