Resilience Corps for Recovery
NewDEAL Leader San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo is leading a coalition of mayors in the creation of resilience corps programs across the nation, with the dual purpose of mobilizing citizens to address pandemic recovery needs and to provide living wage jobs for those participating in the corps. Mayor Liccardo led the coalition in penning letters to Congress and the White House, calling for funding for the Resilience Corps and the Civilian Climate Corps it’s based on. The mayor also announced the creation of his city’s Resilience Corps, which will hire 500 unemployed and underemployed young residents to work on tasks across five specific areas of need in the city. Check out San Jose coverage here and read more on the Resilience Corps from the mayor’s office.
Want to learn how you can join the coalition to support the creation of resilience corps across the nation or implement the idea in your area? Respond to this email or contact a NewDEAL staffer for information on how to get involved.