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Massachusetts Promise Fellowship featured as innovative model in national publication
WASHINGTON, DC-The 2014 edition of Transforming Communities through Service: A Collection of the Most Innovative AmeriCorps State and Volunteer Generation Fund Programs in the United States features AmeriCorps State and Volunteer Generation Fund programs in 21 states.
The Massachusetts Promise Fellowship (MPF) at Northeastern University based in Boston is featured as an innovative program in the focus area of education.
MPF believes that all young people in the Commonwealth have a right to the resources that they need to be successful in life, including a caring adult, a safe place, a healthy start, an effective education, and an opportunity to serve. MPF delivers these 5 promises to youth by training 40 emerging leaders who commit one year of AmeriCorps service to support and provide these needed resources to youth throughout the Commonwealth.
Each year, non-profits, city agencies, and schools from across the state identify out-of-school time initiatives that will meet important needs in their communities. MPF selects corps member projects that are both compelling, clearly meet an identified need, and provide members with a high level of project ownership. 40 corps members are recruited and placed at these organizations to carry out out-of-school time initiatives that serve young people in grades 4-12 and focus on mentoring, academic enrichment, college and career readiness, social and emotional learning, and service-learning. All members work towards the goal of utilizing out-of-school time programming as a vehicle to increase youth academic engagement. MPF serves 800 youth annually through these corps-members led out-of-school time initiatives and hundreds more through ongoing events and workshops.
The 2014 edition commemorates the 20th Anniversary of AmeriCorps and state service commissions, the statewide governor-appointed agencies leading the nation’s service movement and AmeriCorps State programming.
The publication launch on April 21 celebrates the 5th Anniversary of the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, which reauthorized the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency that engages more than 5 million Americans in service through its core programs including Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, Volunteer Generation Fund, and the Social Innovation Fund.
“The publication highlights the role of states as laboratories for service and fosters new models for addressing a variety of pressing social issues,” says Tom Branen, executive director of America’s Service Commissions.
Programs featured in the publication are addressing a range of issues from early childhood literacy to public safety.
“National and community service programs are providing opportunities for citizens to play an active role in addressing community needs,” says Susan Stroud, executive director of Innovations in Civic Participation. “We hope everyone who reads these profiles will be inspired by the tales of ordinary citizens transforming their communities through service.”
The publication is available electronically by visiting www.icicp.org.
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Class 15 Fellow Graduation! MPF wil be hosting its annual Fellow Graduation to celebrate the accomplishments of our Class 15 Fellows on Friday, July 25th at the Moakley Courthouse in Boston.
MPF Alumni Eligible for 25% Discount on Courses at Northeastern University's College of Professional Studies Attention MPF Alumni! You are now eligible to receive a 25% discount on courses at Northeastern University's College of Professional Studies. To access your discount, select "Mass Promise" in the partnership dropdown box. If you are already enrolled in courses, email us for further information.
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