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Maine Service Conference A Great Success!

conference logoThe 28th Maine Blaine House Conference on Service and Volunteerism drew 284 folks to UMaine on October 14.

 

Catch a glimpse of what happened and who made it happen (sponsors and organizers) in this review!

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Maine AmeriCorps Served Lewiston

clearing sports trailSeptember 11 marked the start of 48 hours commemorating the founding of AmeriCorps.

Over 110 AmeriCorps members, Alums, and program staff joined forces to reclaim cross-country trails at Lewiston High School and reclaim a retaining pond on the campus. Thanks to LLBean and other local support, there was water, lunch, eye safety gear, gloves, and lots of comaraderie! View photos through link below.

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#AmeriCorps20 - a day to remember

americorps AMore than 130 AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Alums pledged to serving Maine communities at a special ceremony on September 12.

 

Maine Supreme Court Justice Leigh Saufley presided over the ceremony at the Capitol in Augusta. AmeriCorps member/Alum Melanie Ramos shared why she returned to serve after 20 years. Ms Ramos was an AmeriCorps member in 1994 and is serving in 2014.

 

The Maine event was part of a simultaneous, nationwide pledge ceremony that extended from Guam to Hawiaii to Puerto Rico and Maine. Since AmeriCorps' founding in 1994, more than 900,000 Americans have served in every state and territory. Their pledge is to get things done to strengthen communities!

Use the link below to see photos from the day.

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MCCS Annual Report Available Online

cover image for annual reportThe year-in-review for the Maine Commission for Community Service is its 2013 Annual Report to the Governor and Legislature.

 

An online copy is available through the link below.

 

For a hard copy, contact the Commission at service.commission@maine.gov .

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Of interest...

Links to recent news and events.

  1. Senator Angus King Visit to Western Maine National Service Programs
  2. Rep. Chellie Pingree Visit to Waterville National Service Programs
  3. Maine National Service Awareness Day at the Capitol (2014)
  4. Rep. Mike Michaud Site Visit to Lewiston National Service Programs
  5. Explore MCCS videos!

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