HistoriCorps Secures $550,000 in Second Round of Funding from the United States Forest Service for Job Corps Program
MORRISON, CO – HistoriCorps, a nationally recognized non-profit organization dedicated to engaging volunteers and students in the preservation of historic places, is delighted to announce it has been awarded a second round of funding from the United States Forest Service (USFS). The substantial grant of $550,000 will be utilized to further the reach of the HistoriCorps Job Corps Program, an educational initiative designed to teach Job Corps students the valuable skills of historic preservation.
HistoriCorps’ mission is to instill a preservation ethic in its volunteers and students, protecting and revitalizing historically significant sites across the nation. The organization, with this additional funding, can now offer even more students the chance to gain hands-on experience with skilled craftspeople in the field of historic preservation.
Thanks to a powerful tripartite partnership between the USFS, Job Corps, and HistoriCorps, students across the United States will benefit from the funding. The partnership will provide unique educational opportunities that not only enhance students’ trade skills but also their appreciation for the nation’s cultural and architectural heritage.
HistoriCorps’ Job Corps Program focuses on equipping students with practical and trade-specific skills in historic preservation. Students work alongside experienced craftspeople, learning the traditional methods and techniques needed to maintain, restore, and preserve a wide array of historic structures. These include, but are not limited to, log cabins, stone structures, and wooden buildings.
“We’re thrilled to continue our partnership with the USFS and Job Corps,” said HistoriCorps Executive Director, Jason Whitehead. “This generous funding will empower many more students to learn historic preservation trades, thereby contributing to the safeguarding of our nation’s historic structures for future generations. We’re deeply grateful to the USFS for their continued support and shared vision in preserving our nation’s history.”
Job Corps Program Manager