CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS INITIATIVE
| Soldier Soldier planting tree seedlings in Montana.
|Marion James a CCC is reflected in a plaque with the names of men who worked at Camp 3422 in NC.
A nation that destroys its soils
are the lungs of our land,
purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people. ~ FDR
|CCC enrollees digging a ditch for a water pipeline at Interstate State Park, WI
The Civilian Conservation
Corps Initiative (CCCI) is a non-profit,
non-partisan organization, with a grassroots proposal to
a large scale investment
by the US Government in our Nation's human and natural capital
that the 32nd President of the United States Franklin D.
Roosevelt launched in the Great Depression.
CCCI avocates the passage and the policy of HR 188 - the 21st Century CCC Act
that would authorize the President
to re-establish the 21st Century Civilian Conservation Corps
as a means of providing gainful employment to unemployed
and underemployed citizens
of the United States through the performance of useful public work, and for other purposes.
The revitalized CCC would enlist thousands of young Americans in all 50 states, Native America, and Territories,
putting them to work on the huge backlog of reconstruction projects so urgently
needed on the 700 million acres of both urban and rural public lands across our country.
Let’s put American’s to work on jobs that really
need to be done,
building national assets for future generations.
The purpose of human life is to serve,
and to show compassion and the will to help others.
Dr. Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965)
S H O V E L
S – is for the spuds we got for breakfast.
H – is for the home we seldom see.
– is for the onions that they feed us.
V - is for this verse composed by me.
E - is for the end
of my enlistment.
L – is for the last they’ll see of me.
Put them all together the spell SHOVEL
emblem of the CCC.
Fort Lewis CCC songbook, 1934
|CCC enrollees using picks and shovels, Maryland, 1933
It's not right to want to heal the suffering of people without
committing to fight the very causes of this suffering.
~ Jean-Paul Satre (1905-1980)
|Black CCC enrollees learning morse code and radio operation.