Apply to Become a 2018-19 Commonwealth Corps Host Site!

Apply to Become a 2018-19 Commonwealth Corps Host Site!

Commonwealth Corps Members make a difference in Massachusetts!

  • Posted on: 12 December 2017
  • By: HRASHID

Peace Be Unto You,

Dear Friends and Partners,
Massachusetts Service Alliance is excited to release the 2018-2019 Commonwealth Corps Request for Proposals (RFP)! Please visit the Commonwealth Corps Site (http://www.mass-service.org/grants-and-funding/commonwealth-corps) for more information.
 
Background on Commonwealth Corps: 
The mission of the Commonwealth Corps is to engage Massachusetts residents of all ages and backgrounds in direct service to rebuild communities, address unmet community needs, and increase volunteerism. The Commonwealth Corps has a dual-focus on members' impact in their organizations and communities, as well as on their own growth and development.  Through this program, MSA partners with nonprofit organizations, academic institutions, and public entities to reinvigorate civic involvement to help address the Commonwealth's most urgent needs. 

Agencies can apply to host 2-4 full-time members or 3-6 half-time members for a 10.5 month term of service from 8/15/18 through 6/29/19 in one of our designated focus areas: economic opportunity, education (early or K-12), health/nutrition, veterans' support, and youth development/youth violence prevention.

MSA welcomes applications in all focus areas and particularly encourages host sites to apply that focus on substance abuse prevention/treatment and employment and workforce development for populations experiencing chronically high rates of unemployment.

Commonwealth Corps Members Make A Difference in Massachusetts By:
• Providing direct service
• Building capacity of local organizations
• Recruiting and mobilizing additional volunteers     

Important Application Dates:
 Intent to apply - due January 8, 2018
(strongly recommended)SEE ATTACHMENTS: 
 
Full application - due by 5pm on Wednesday, January 24, 2018
2018-2019. SEE ATTACHMENTS for RFP.
 
Technical Assistance Webinars:
To help interested parties learn more about and prepare for the application, we will be hosting two online technical assistance webinars:
• Thursday, December 14, 10:00 - 11:30 am  Click to Register
• Tuesday, December 19, 1:00 - 2:30 pm   Click to Register  

A FAQ document and a webinar recording will be posted on the Commonwealth Corps Site following these webinars; check back in late December for more information! Learn More! Review 2017-2018 Host Sites (SEE ATTACHMENTS). Agencies can get a sense of the program, projects, and goals by reviewing the 2017-2018 host site information (SEE ATTACHMENTS).

Questions?
If you have further questions, please feel free to contact Amy Mulvena, Commonwealth Corps Program Manager (amulvena@mass-service.org) or Julianne DeFilippis, Commonwealth Corps Program Assistant (JDeFilippis@Mass-Service.org).
 
Thank you for your interest in the Commonwealth Corps! www.mass-service.org;Massachusetts Service Alliance, 100 North Washington Street, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02114

Apply to Become a 2018-19 Commonwealth Corps Host Site:

For more information contact Commonwealth Corps Program Manager Amy Mulvena at amulvena@mass-service.org or (617) 542-2544 x220. Apply to Become a 2018-19 Commonwealth Corps Host Site. MSA partners with nonprofit organizations, academic institutions, and public entities to reinvigorate civic involvement to help address the Commonwealth's most urgent needs. Agencies can apply to host 2-4 full-time members or 3-6 half-time members for a 10.5 month term of service from 8/15/18 through 6/29/19 in one of our designated focus areas: economic opportunity, education (early or K-12), health/nutrition, veterans' support, and youth development/youth violence prevention. 
 
If you are interested in applying to be a Commonwealth Corps Host Site Partner, please review our Request for Proposals (RFP)SEE ATTACHMENTS., and note that a brief Intent to Apply is due by January 8, 2018, and the full application is due by 5pm on January 24, 2018.  Applicants will be notified of selection in early April 2018.   
 
Technical Assistance Webinars for interested organizations are taking place on Thursday, 12/14 from 10-11:30am and Tuesday, 12/19 from 1-2:30pm (SEE ATTCHMENTS). You may click either date to register for that session.  These webinars are strongly recommended but not required, and a recording will be posted afterwards
Relevant Documents: (SEE ATTACHMENTS).
• RFP
• Attachment A
• Attachment B
• (Additional documents, such as an FAQ, will be posted in late December)
 
Once you have reviewed the RFP, if you would like to find out more about the program or have additional questions, please contact Commonwealth Corps Program Manager Amy Mulvena (amulvena@mass-service.org) or Commonwealth Corps Program Assistant Julianne DeFilippis (JDeFilippis@Mass-Service.org).  Summaries of this year's 17 host site partnerships and their member roles can be found (SEE ATTACHMENTS).

http://www.mass-service.org/grants-and-funding/commonwealth-corps.
https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2&view=btop&ver=yr0xu2r7kd3w&search...
https://www.cctvcambridge.org/node/516431
www.mass-service.org
Massachusetts Service Alliance, 100 North Washington Street, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02114

Yours In Peace
Hasson Rashid