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2010 Maine Commission for Community Service Annual Report Released

Published March 11, 2011

Augusta – “Service as a Strategy,” the Maine Commission for Community Service (MCCS) 2010 Annual Report was recently released. This report includes highlights from Maine’s AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, Learn and Serve, and AmeriCorps VISTA programs. 

In Maine there are 36 National Service Programs with 4,400 members. The following are excerpts from the report highlighting their enormous impact on Maine:

  • 787 volunteers were recruited to work on higher education access. As a result of the services provided by Maine Campus Compact AmeriCorps*VISTAs and their volunteers, 232 community partners reported an improved ability to serve low-income populations or fight poverty.
  • 125 homes were winterized by Hour Exchange AmeriCorps*VISTA’S resulting in energy savings.
  • 34 Maine Conservation Corps AmeriCorps members provided 700 lesson hours on Environmental Education to 4,000 students.
  • 2,126 Senior Corps volunteers served 594,421 hours contributing $12,393,677 to Maine’s economy.

A special feature of this years report is the summary of accomplishments related to the Commission’s 2006-2009 strategic plan. These accomplishments include an increase in training received by managers of volunteers and wider implementation of the 22 essential volunteer management practices.

To read the many accomplishments of 2010 please visit www.maineservicecommission.gov  to download the full report. Printed copies are available by request; please contact Rochelle Runge at rochelle.runge@maine.gov.

The Maine Commission for Community Service builds capacity and sustainability in Maine's volunteer and service communities by funding programs, developing managers of volunteers and service-learning practitioners, raising awareness of sector issues, and promoting service as a strategy.  To learn more about the Maine Commission for Community Service visit our web-site at www.maineservicecommission.gov.