Why are CNCS and FEMA offering this FEMA Corps track?

As an easily deployable, highly motivated and energized corps of young people, AmeriCorps NCCC has been a vital support system for communities across America in times of natural disaster and with FEMA Corps we hope to expand our impact to all communities in these times of need. With the help of FEMA and an increase of 1,600 additional corps members we can greatly increase our level of support and strengthen the nation’s disaster response capacity.

In FEMA Corps young people are provided with the training, experience, and educational opportunities to prepare them for careers in emergency management and related fields, a commitment that extends beyond their service term. The partnership will strengthen our nation’s culture of service and civic engagement by mobilizing Corps Members and community volunteers to provide critical disaster services.

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