Historic Preservation Workforce Training Program:
Denver Mountain Parks
In 2022, HistoriCorps advanced its Workforce Training Program through its partnership with Denver Parks and Recreation, the Community College of Denver, and Mile High Youth Corps! Over the course of this program, participants traveled from around the Denver Metro area to the Mount Morrison CCC Camp and Katherine Craig Park to study historic preservation theory and get trained on essential construction skills. Students then put those skills to work re-roofing the Katherine Craig Park Garage! This program trained young adults in preservation theory and essential construction skills, and then put those skills to work stabilizing the CCC-built Katherine Craig Park Garage. Upon conclusion of the program, participants felt prepared to to continue building their skills in construction, conservation, and other fields. The pilot was so successful that HistoriCorps is actively seeking opportunities to develop a similar program in other urban and near-urban areas. Please reach out if you are interested in learning more, or submitting a proposal to bring HistoriCorps’ Workforce Training Program to your community!