Creating a Restoration Economy by training youth on Mississippi coast

CLIMB Community Development Corporation (CLIMB CDC) is a nonprofit Mississippi community development agency whose mission is to promote strong communities by providing individuals access to opportunities that inspire self-reliance.

CLIMB CDC implements its mission by delivering solutions for workforce training, affordable housing, and disaster recovery. Established originally to assist Gulf Coast residents recover from Katrina, the organization developed from a single person start-up to a regional community service agency that has created over $145 million in economic impact along the Gulf Coast.

The 2-minute news video on the following page describes how Climb DCD, the Conservation Corps, and The Nature Conservancy are working to create a Golf Coast “restoration economy”, by inspiring and training a new generation of environmental restoration professionals among the local youth.

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