FEMA Corps will create a new unit of the National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) whose members will be devoted solely to FEMA disaster preparedness, response, and recovery efforts.
The new partnership will eventually provide for a full service corps of 1,600 members annually who will be an additional workforce in support of FEMA’s current disaster reserve workforce.
NCCC campuses in Vicksburg, Mississippi and Vinton, Iowa will be the first campuses to start the new 480 FEMA Corps members in the summer of 2012.
|Anaisa (L) at FEMA Corps Announcement with Acting CNCS CEO Robert Velasco|
Anaisa, perhaps not fully realizing she is a role model and has helped two federal agencies highlight a big change, says “one day, I hope to be some sort of role model for someone else, or help someone make a change somewhere.”
|Anaisa shakes hands with CNCS Acting CEO Robert Velasco|
Overall, Anaisa is both a bit excited and a bit anxious about the new partnership. She is excited about what it can do for the country and in particular young people.
“I’m interested in signing up for it” she said. “It’s a step forward.”
If you are interested to apply for the new FEMA Corps, to be considered you must first apply with NCCC here .