Justin Baker (Cohort 17) along with 6 other AmeriCorps members across the country received the prestigious Corps Member of the Year Award, given by The Corps Network (TCN). Every year, at The Corps Network’s National Conference in Washington, DC, TCN honors a select group of exceptional Corpsmembers from the member Service and Conservation Corps. These young adults have exceeded the expectations of their Corps by exhibiting outstanding leadership skills and demonstrating an earnest commitment to service and civic engagement. The Corpsmembers of the Year are role models; their personal stories and accomplishments are an inspiration to Corpsmembers nationwide. Justin’s perseverance and dedication to sustainability and agriculture within NYC made him a standout candidate for this national award.
Justin had a busy and eventful TCN conference along with other GCF staff. In addition to accepting his Corps Member of the Year Award presented by Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, Justin also gave an inspiring speech about perseverance and his passion for sustainability to a room full of supporters. He is pictured here with former Mayor of South Bay, Florida, Clarence Anthony, and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter.