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Maine Rural AmeriCorps Program

americorps teamAmeriCorps gets things done in communities. But in rural areas, organizations may need  to start small, get experience with this special volunteer program, and then scale up after building their capacity.

That's where the NEW Maine Rural AmeriCorps program comes in. This pilot is meant to help communities tackle local needs with just two full-time AmeriCorps members. At the same time, program sponsors have to commit to building their capacity to engage community volunteers who undertake service activities. Grant awards will average $27,000 but require a local commitment of resources.

 

If you are based in Franklin, Hancock, Oxford, Somerset, Waldo, Aroostook, Knox, Washington, Lincoln, or Piscataquis counties ...

 

And, if you want to know more about this new AmeriCorps competition, sign up to attend the informational webinar on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 10 AM. Use the "Learn More" link to register! 

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Young Maine Volunteers - Shine a Light on Them!

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Maine youth are volunteering at a rate that has earned the state recognition in national reports. It's time to shine a spotlight on the young people who are serving and changing their communities.

 

The Young Maine Volunteer Roll of Honor will recognize EVERY qualifying nominee 18 years of age and younger. The recognition program is sponsored by the Maine Commission for Community Service and Maine AmeriCorps Alums chapters.

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Of interest...

Links to recent news and events.

  1. AmeriCorps #20 A Day to Remember. Maine AmeriCorps 20th Anniversary in pictures
  2. Maine AmeriCorps Served Lewiston! 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.
  3. Explore MCCS videos!

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