Northwest Youth Corps


Northwest Youth Corps offers a challenging education and job-training experience that helps youth and young adults from diverse backgrounds develop the skills they need to lead full and productive lives.

Our core purpose is to provide opportunities for youth and young adults to learn, grow, and experience success.  Our programs focus on education, challenge, community, leadership and empowerment, giving youth critical life skills and confidence. NYC programs stress teamwork, inclusion, and leadership while promoting a solid work ethic and individual achievement. Youth leave NYC knowing that they can overcome obstacles, solve problems, make friends, and attain their objectives in life.

Northwest Youth Corps was created in 1984 to offer teenagers an education-based, work experience modeled after the historic Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930's. In 1984, support from Oregon's forest products industry and grants from four northwest foundations, allowed NYC to start its' first program and serve 52 teens.

Today, we serve over 1,000 youth each year across a four state region.



Contact Us

Northwest Youth Corps 
2621 Augusta Street
Eugene, OR 97403


Phone: (541) 349-5055
Fax: (541) 349-5060


NYC Administration
Jeff Parker, Executive Director  


Keith Brown, Senior Director, Administration


Jay A. Satz, Senior Director, Partnerships and Innovation


Sloan Hamilton, Operations Manager  


Elena Galik, Financial Officer  


Natalie Whitson, Development Officer


Peter Chesser, Communications Officer


Nate Zantzinger, Community Engagement Manager


Twin Rivers Charter School
Jay Breslow, Twin Rivers Charter School Principal  


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