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AmeriCorps Funding

Through a competitive grant process, MSA selects and supports a portfolio of programs that are addressing the unmet critical needs of the state. Members serve in a variety of capacities such as tutoring during and after school, providing legal services, renovating low-income housing, and completing environmental service projects.

 

New Opportunity!

Request for Qualifications (RFQ) - Child Wellness Consultant for Development of New AmeriCorps Program

 

The Massachusetts Service Alliance (MSA) is pleased to release this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to identify a consultant with expertise in the child wellness field who will support our efforts to develop new AmeriCorps programming to:

 

  • Reduce and/or prevent child abuse;
  • Improve outcomes for child victims of abuse; and
  • Improve the outcomes for foster youth, including youth aging out of foster care.

 

We will review responses on a rolling basis, with a preference given to those received by Nov. 27, 2017. Click here for the RFP. 

 

Background:

Statewide data shows that the number of children experiencing child abuse and neglect and the number of children living apart from their families has been increasing in Massachusetts in recent years.  MSA feels that AmeriCorps can and should be part of our state's effort to support children and families and is looking to develop new AmeriCorps programming in response to this issue.

 

The identified consultant will be responsible for conducting a community asset mapping process to identify promising programs, organizational leaders in the field, resources already deployed in Massachusetts, and gaps in service; researching and identifying strong program models and practices that can be incorporated into an AmeriCorps program design; and providing direct program development support.  Please review the RFQ (click here) for more specific information on what the project entails, timeline, contract information, and instructions on how to respond.  Please share this message broadly with your networks and encourage anyone you know who might be interested to review this information. 

 

If you're an organization in this field and you think we should know about something you're doing, or want to stay connected with us as we move forward with this effort, please reach out to Beth McGuinness, MSA's Director of Programs, at (617) 542-2544, ext. 217 or bmcguinness@mass-service.org