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Resilience Corps


Who We Are

The Greater Portland Council of Governments AmeriCorps Resilience Corps Fellowship is a unique opportunity to launch your career in climate, sustainability, environmental and community resilience, environmental justice, and coastal resilience planning. Fellows gain high-level ‘on the job’ experience, build their personal and professional networks, and receive training, mentorship, and professional development in their desired field of future work.   


The Resilience Corps advances regional resilience and climate action for local government offices, regional planning organizations, and non-profit agencies. Projects are varied, complex, interesting, and deeply important to the state of Maine.

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Resilience Corps Fellows provide support for GPCOG, municipalities and non-profits by enhancing capacity for initiatives that build greater regional resilience via: 

  •          Data collection, analysis, and visualization.  

  •          Mapping and storyboarding data.  

  •          Research, report writing. 

  •          Outreach, material creation, and equitable public engagement.  

  •          Communication, blogging, social media, and educational support.  

  •          Volunteer recruitment and coordination. 

  •          Project management and implementation of climate and environmental resilience initiatives. 

Since 2020, cohorts of Resilience Corps Fellows have served 9- and 11-month terms and added a tremendous amount of capacity to organizations in the region working to make Maine more environmentally resilient. While placed in varying roles internally at GPCOG or with external partners, the Resilience Corps Fellows together form a cohort that learns from and with each other – participating in professional development and community service days together, weekly cohort meetings, and are encouraged to share resources, collaborate, and support one another.  

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