Workforce Development Community of Practice


Park and recreation agencies in rural locations (populations fewer than 50,000) are invited to apply to NRPA’s Workforce Development Community of Practice (CoP). This dynamic 12-month-long community of practice will provide park and recreation professionals with technical support and peer learning toward workforce development. This is a funded opportunity for rural agencies that currently provide workforce development programming through their out-of-school time (OST) services to youth (ages 14-21). The CoP will allow agencies to connect and learn from peers, problem-solve challenges, and receive assistance from cohort peers and industry experts. This CoP will take place from June 2024 to July 2025. Agencies will receive up to $20,000 as part of their participation. The application period for NRPA's Workforce Development Community of Practice begins May 10 and will close on June 10, 2024. Learn more and apply.