2018 National Service Day in the Hall of Flags in Augusta
January 16th, 2018
Augusta, Maine -- Every year National Service programs in Maine, including AmeriCorps, AmeriCorps VISTA, and Senior Corps, have the opportunity to spend the day at the Capitol Building in Augusta and share their service stories with the State's legislators. This year, 2018, the event is going to be held on Tuesday, February 27. Program staff, members, volunteers, and beneficiaries are going to be coming to highlight the impact of their National Service Programs on Maine's communities and the importance of these efforts.
More than 2,200 people of all ages and backgrounds are helping to meet local needs, strengthen communities, and increase civic engagement through national service in Maine. Serving at more than 360locations throughout the state, these citizens tutor and mentor children, support veterans and military families, provide health services, restore the environment, respond to disasters, increase economic opportunity, and recruit and manage volunteers.
This year, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) will commit more than $6,250,000 to support Maine communities through national service and social innovation initiatives. Through a unique public-private partnership, this federal investment will leverage an additional $3,920,000 in other resources to strengthen community impact, build local support, and increase return on taxpayer dollars. Nationwide, CNCS, its grantees, and project sponsors generated more than $1.25 billion in outside resources from businesses, foundations, public agencies, and other sources in FY 2015.
Contact Cecily Cook for more information.