WisCorps is now accepting applications for Corps Members and an Assistant Crew Leader. Apply online or download a paper application today!
The WisCorps Inclusive Crew program will provide youth with a disability, opportunities where they can gain confidence, independence, self advocacy and employment skills.
How we will achieve this?
WisCorps Inclusive Crew will consist of a team of young adults with disabilities, aged 16-25 working with Crew Leader mentors to complete projects in the La Crosse community.
The crew will last for four weeks, including training, projects, and community building.
The projects will focus on Food and Food systems, Community Revitalization, and Community Accessibility.
Approximately 20 individuals and nonprofit organizations will receive crew project services including: basic home repairs, non-profit organization projects, and helping local community gardens grow more food for the hungry. When the crew is not working on projects, crew members will gain valuable independent living skills such as, cooking, transportation navigation, and self advocacy. As well as, personal growth in leadership, confidence, and independence.
How can you be involved?
WisCorps are looking for individuals, groups, and organizations to make a greater positive impact on the La Crosse community. There are multiple opportunities to be involved in this project:
- Assistant Crew Leader: Position description/application
- Crew Member: Position description/application
- Community Connections Team: Members of this steering committee help drive the
development of the crew
- Partner Organization: Collaborate with the crew to complete projects, support crew
members by sharing knowledge and resources, or recruit potential crew members
- Volunteer: Work with the crew this summer by mentoring youth, providing support
such as project site assistance or food preparation
- Funder: Support the program by financially supporting the mission or covering project expenses
By supporting the WisCorps Inclusive Program, you can positively impact the lives of youth with disabilities. In addition to gaining job skills, crew members will experience the satisfaction of an earned paycheck, independence gained by working and living away from home, and confidence to go forward and secure employment in the future.
Extending from the program, the greater La Crosse community will be positively impacted by crew project services. The WisCorps mission is to develop leadership, self-confidence, and a strong work ethic in youth and young adults through the active stewardship of Wisconsin’s natural resources.