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Quality of Place, Civic Health, Volunteering, Service-learning: Explore the Links @ Maine's Annual Service Conference!

Published August 22, 2013

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The 27th Blaine House Conference on Service and Volunteerism will include a special focus on the link between civic health indicators and quality of place.

kristenThe keynote speaker, Kristen Cambell of the National Conference on Citizenship will discuss the research and findings related to the indicators of civic health.

Presenters from Gardiner Heart and Soul, Island Institute, the Future of Arizona, Northwestern University's Civic Education Project,and Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program will explore the more concrete manifestations of the indicators and the results in communities.

Individuals new to volunteer management and service-learning can target the "Need to Know" or "Learn to Use" sessions. Special topics include the generational expectations of veterans who may serve as volunteers and the role of FEMA's new youth advisory council in advancing community preparedness.

Anyone who registers before Sept. 30 can take advantage of a 20% reduced "early bird" fee. For more information and a full list of sessions as well as presenters, visit

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