WASHINGTON — CLEARCorps, the Community Lead Education and Reduction Corps, has produced its first “CLEARCorps Community Service Guide, General Program Operations Description and Replication Manual,” described as a comprehensive “how-to” publication on the CLEARCorps lead-reduction program. The manual was produced with the assistance of the NPCA, which played a lead role in the launch of the CLEARCorps program.
The manual provides cities and communities with prototypes of lead-reduction programs that can be used as a model for identifying local entities to develop programs, community, and resident education, lead-hazard reduction protocol, and resources. Also described are current examples of CLEARCorps projects operating in Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Cincinnati and other cities.
CLEARCorps, based at the Shriver Center at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County, focuses on implementing practical, workable lead-reduction approaches. For more information, contact James R. Price, director, CLEARCorps /USA, at 410/455.2493, www.CLEARCorps.org.