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COLUMN: Biden wants to save the climate by deploying young people. He’s not there yet


The Hechinger Report

Biden’s American Climate Corps Initiative, announced on Earth Day 2024, aims to mobilize climate leaders through job creation. The initiative, currently in its early stages, plans to create 20,000 positions in its first year and 200,000 within five years. These jobs will be created through partnerships with AmeriCorps and other federal agencies and nonprofits. However, there’s ambiguity about what constitutes a climate job, and the low stipends offered by AmeriCorps have been criticized. The initiative is seeking partnerships with philanthropies for additional support like childcare.

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