What is the Washington Climate Corps Network?
The WCCN is a network of service organizations coordinated by Serve Washington that are supported by community and state allies working to address climate change in Washington. WCCN engages young adults (ages 17-31) and veterans to help build climate resilient communities, economies and ecosystems.
The WCCN prioritizes service to overburdened communites. These are areas where people who live there face disproportionate environmental harms and risks. They are often disproportionately comprised of people who may be minorities, low-income and/or tribal or indigenous.
Participating service programs provide climate service project opportunities for climate corps members to help communities address their most pressing climate needs while gaining career and leadership support. Serve Washington supports the WCCN through funding for service progams so they can achieve the goals of the network. Serve Washington also provides dedicated training and community-based support while coordinating state climate goals and resources.
Learn about how the WCCN was formed! Read our WCCN fact sheet [PDF] or click the image on the right.
We released a Request for Grant Applications (RFGA) opportunity for current AmeriCorps programs in Washington state to participate in the WA Climate Corps Network (WCCN) during the 2023-24 program year. The RFGA released on July 17, 2023, will close August 17, 2023.
Serve Washington is committed to making service opportunities equitable to all and we're especially interested in having WCCN members who come from marginalized and overburdened communities.
As a WCCN member, types of projects on which you might serve include:
Other projects may be added as WCCN gets underway.
To learn more, fill out our contact form to get up to date information on opportunities to engage with the WCCN. You can select which topics you are interested in, such as: