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Volunteer Mississippi to Host State-wide National Service Information Sessions

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Date(s) - 08/20/2013-09/04/2013
All Day

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Together, Let’s Get Things Done in Your Community
Learn how national service programs can strengthen your organization and community

Volunteer Mississippi will hold information sessions to discuss the availability of federal funds to support local national service programs, as well as opportunities to access national service resources, including AmeriCorps State, VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America), National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC), and Senior Service Corps programs. Educational institutions, volunteer centers, state and local government agencies, and nonprofit and faith-based organizations are eligible to apply for national service funding.

All sessions will be an hour and a half long. Those interested in submitting an application for an AmeriCorps State program to operate in 2014 will meet for an additional hour after the presentation, for Nuts & Bolts of AmeriCorps State.

DATES/LOCATIONS:

  • STARKVILLE Tuesday, August 20, 9 – 11:30 am
    Greater Starkville Development Partnership, 101 S Lafayette St, Starkville
  • HERNANDO Wednesday, August 21, 9 – 11:30 am
    Gale Center, 2601 Elm St., Hernando
  • CLARKSDALE Thursday, August 22, 9 – 11:30 am
    Coahoma Opportunities, Inc. – 115 Issaquena Avenue, Clarksdale
  • JACKSON Thursday, August 29, 9 – 11:30 am
    William F Winter Building, 200 North St., Jackson
  • HATTIESBURG Tuesday, September 3, 9 – 11:30 am
    Train Depot Community Room, 308 Newman St., Hattiesburg
  • GULFPORT Wednesday, September 4, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
    Knight Nonprofit Center, 11975 Seaway Rd., Gulfport

AmeriCorps is a grant-funded national service network providing resources to Mississippi communities. Service program members pair with nonprofit and faith-based and community organizations and public agencies to build volunteer capacity and meet locally-identified needs. AmeriCorps members also recruit area volunteers to directly address core issues—education, disaster, health, veterans, and the environment—forging self-sustaining communities. To learn more or register for an information session, contact AmeriCorps Mississippi Program Officer Judy Stein at 601.842.6700 or judy@volunteermississippi.org.

During the public information sessions, Volunteer Mississippi invites informal comment from the public concerning the use of service and volunteerism as strategies to meet critical community needs. This input will be considered in the development and implementation of a national service plan for the State of Mississippi. Comments will be accepted during each public information session or may be submitted in writing by email to info@volunteermississippi.org. Comments should be received no later than 5:00 p.m. Central Time, September 30, 2013.

Volunteer Mississippi engages and supports Mississippians of all ages and backgrounds in service to their communities. As your state office of volunteerism, Volunteer Mississippi administers AmeriCorps programs, supports a network of Volunteer Centers, and coordinates other initiatives fostering community engagement and building volunteer capacity throughout the state. Contact MCVS at 888.353.1793, our website www.volunteermississippi.org, Facebook www.facebook.com/volunteeryall and Twitter @volunteeryall.

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Volunteer Mississippi is the state office of volunteerism, with its mission to engage and support Mississippians of all ages and backgrounds in service to their communities. Established by executive order in 1994 as the Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service (MCVS), Volunteer Mississippi has worked to encourage a culture of citizenship, service and responsibility to America. In partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning, Mississippi Department of Education, Mississippi Center for Nonprofits, and faith-based and community organizations statewide, MCVS is fostering community engagement and building volunteer capacity throughout the state. Contact Volunteer Mississippi at 888.353.1793, our website www.volunteermississippi.org, Facebook www.facebook.com/volunteeryall and Twitter @volunteeryall.