Heart of Oregon Corps (HOC) is a non-profit agency that reduces poverty,
stimulates economic growth, and maintains the natural environment of Central
Oregon. We accomplish these goals through youth and young adult job skills
training and educational programming. Our projects range from conservation
on public lands, to fuels reduction in neighborhoods with Fire Free, to
community service projects planned by Corpsmembers, to operating a wood
yard, to building and weatherizing affordable housing.
By paying its participants stipends and wages, Heart of Oregon Corps
stimulates our local economy. In the 2009 and 2010, during a period of
crippling double-digit unemployment in Central Oregon, Heart of Oregon
paid over 1.8 million dollars in wages and stipends to participants and
staff. Heart of Oregon has grown through the strength of its partnerships.