As a part of the Campaign for Historic Trades’ planned expansion, the new program of Preservation Maryland was recently accepted as a member of The Corps Network, the national association of service and conservation corps.

The Campaign for Historic Trades is a partnership between the Historic Preservation Training Center, a unit of the National Park Service and Preservation Maryland focused on expanding and diversifying America’s historic trades’ workforce.

Graphic Reading, "Proud Member of the Corps Network"

Since its launch in late 2018, the Campaign has received national attention and support for the new endeavor. In November, 2019, The J.M. Kaplan Fund recognized the program and Preservation Maryland Executive Director Nicholas Redding with a 2019 J.M.K. Innovation Prize.

Membership in The Corps Network is a major next step for the program – allowing the Campaign to act as a public service corps and directly recruit, hire and employ apprentices on behalf of the National Park Service and other public sector entities. Membership will provide greater efficiencies for the partnership and the potential to grow the program utilizing the National Park Service model with non-park partners.

the corps network

Founded in 1985, The Corps Network is the National Association of Service and Conservation Corps. The Network includes over 130 Corps across the country which provide young adults and veterans the opportunity to serve the country through projects on public lands and in rural and urban communities. The Corps Network supports Corps by advocating on their behalf, providing access to funding and projects, and offering expertise in Corps operations and programming.


the Campaign for Historic Trades

The Corps Network