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About the American Climate Corps

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Our Mission

Join the next generation of creators, thinkers, leaders and doers, working together to tackle the climate crisis. Through our collective action, we are forging a clean energy, climate-resilient future – in our own communities and across the nation. We stand united in the firm belief that every person, regardless of race, zip code, or economic background, has the power to build a more sustainable and just future – one in which all of us can thrive.

The American Climate Corps (ACC) will empower a new, diverse generation to tackle two of the greatest challenges of our time: environmental injustice and climate change. We are creating a world in which individuals are equipped with the career training and hands-on skills to make change — change we can breathe, see, feel, and touch. And where together, we have the power to reimagine and reorient the course of our lives, our communities, our country, and our planet.

We are the generation building the just and resilient world we want to live in. Join us.

History of the American Climate Corps

Mobilizing a new generation in the fight against climate change

Black and white historic photo of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and a few dozen members of the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1933.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt made his first visit to a CCC camp, at Camp Fechner, Big Meadows in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia, in early summer, 1933.

In 1933, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt established the Civilian Conservation Corps, one of the most popular New Deal-era public works programs. The program was designed to lift the United States out of the Great Depression by putting young men to work protecting and improving America’s public lands.

Today, we face a different crisis – climate change – and President Biden has called it “the existential threat of our time.” Since taking office, President Biden has led and delivered on the most ambitious climate and environmental justice agenda in history, including signing into law the Inflation Reduction Act, the largest-ever climate investment, and cutting climate pollution across every sector of the economy.

President Joe Biden and environmental student Chiena Ty, sitting outside wile wearing sunglasses.

Governor Gavin Newsom speaks as President Joe Biden and environmental student Chiena Ty look on at an event on climate resilience, Monday, June 19, 2023, at Baylands Nature Preserve in Palo Alto, California.

Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz

Nearly a century after FDR’s Civilian Conservation Corps, President Biden launched the American Climate Corps, fulfilling a key promise to mobilize a new, diverse generation of clean energy, conservation, and resilience workers.

The American Climate Corps is a groundbreaking, workforce training and service initiative that will put tens of thousands of young Americans to work fighting the impacts of climate change today while training tomorrow’s clean energy and climate-resilience workforce.

The American Climate Corps is a partnership of The White House and federal agencies.

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