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Global Youth Service Day 2012 Projects Invitation to Apply for Grants

Published October 4, 2011

September 23, 2011
For Immediate Release                                               
Contact: Erin Dunne 
Phone: 624-6239
Email: erin.dunne@maine.gov

Global Youth Service Day 2012 Projects Invitation to Apply for Grants

The Maine Commission for Community Service (MCCS), as a lead agency for Youth Service America's Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) campaign, is pleased to announce the availability of funds to engage youth in service-learning during a Semester of Service.

The MCCS will award fourteen $500.00 grants to implement Semester of Service projects, culminating in GYSD activities on April 20-22, 2012.

For more information and to apply visit our website: http://www.maineservicecommission.gov/grants/  and navigate to the bottom of the page. The deadline for applications is October 19, 2011.

Youth Service America is scheduled to present a workshop on how to implement a Semester of Service at this year's Blaine House Conference on Service & Volunteerism, October 11, 2011! For more information on this event, and to register, please visit http://www.volunteermaine.org/blaine-house-conference/.

The Maine Commission for Community Service builds capacity and sustainability in Maine's volunteer and service communities by funding programs, developing managers of volunteers and service-learning practitioners, raising awareness of sector issues, and promoting service as a strategy.  To learn more about the Maine Commission for Community Service visit our web-site at www.maineservicecommission.gov.

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