Colby College Maine Rural AmeriCorps Program*
County served: Kennebec
Primary Contact: Elizabeth Jabar, Director of Civic Engagement and Community Partnerships
Office of Civic Engagement and Community Partnerships
4796 Mayflower Hill, Waterville, ME 04901-8847
Colby College operates a Maine Rural State AmeriCorps program with two AmeriCorps members. The members work with community nonprofits in the Greater Waterville Area to increase the capacity of those organizations to engage volunteers in their service delivery.
At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for creating, implementing, and participating in the establishment of programs to support capacity building with community partners. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage an additional 200 volunteers and 15-20 community partners who will be engaged in programs that improve community agencies' long term support from volunteers.