The Environmental Careers Organization (ECO) is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to the development of an individual's environmental career. ECO's mission is to protect and enhance the environment through the development of diverse leaders, the promotion of careers, and the inspiration of individual action. ECO and EPA have a history of successful collaboration in recruiting, training and supporting college students, dating back to 1985. This national partnership is governed by two cooperative agreements awarded to ECO by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ECO manages this program in collaboration with the EPA Office of Environmental Justice (OEJ) in Washington, DC.