Green infrastructure means local job training.

PeoriaCorps is a pre-apprentice program for young adults between the ages of 18 to 24 designed to build job skills, people skills, and leadership development through training and hands-on experience in green infrastructure.

What Is PeoriaCorps?

PeoriaCorps is an AmeriCorps program through Serve Illinois. More information on these programs can be found on the Americorps and Serve Illinois websites.

PeoriaCorps educates members on green infrastructure through an intense environmental literacy curriculum (Roots of Success) that helps develop green solutions for stormwater challenges and flooding in our city. PeoriaCorps members earn an industry-recognized credential through National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP).

PeoriaCorps members:

  • Help maintain green infrastructure projects throughout Peoria
  • Plant trees on road medians and sidewalks
  • Pick up litter weekly in and around the urban core of Peoria

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