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Citizens Conservation Corps of WV

Contact: Mike Grove
Other 142 North Queen Street Martinsburg WV 25401 US Work Phone: 304-596-6632 Website: http://www.wvccc.com/index.php

Biography

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The legacy of the Citizens Conservation Corps (CCC) and its tradition dates back to the 1930s under President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s public work programs. Our CCC ancestors forged an impressive, solid reputation built on hard work, self esteem and values.

Following that proud tradition, today’s Corps is alive and well, working to improve communities throughout West Virginia. The CCC currently fulfills its mission through four innovative programs — West Virginia Courtesy Patrol, statewide motorist assistance program that utilizes former welfare recipients as patrol operators; Youth and Developmental Projects, which provide community service employment opportunities to youth ages of 16-24; The First Tee of West Virginia (TFTWV), a youth development program that utilizes the game of golf to teach valuable life skills; and the Twin Branch Recreational Area (TBRA) facility in McDowell County. CCCWV also serves as the Fiscal Sponsor for the Office of Surface Mining (OSM) and Volunteers in Service for America (VISTA).