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.
2017-2018 Commonwealth Corps Host Site Partners Selected
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 in one of our designated focus areas: economic opportunity, education (early or K-12), health/nutrition, veterans' support, and youth development/youth violence prevention. After a competitive review process, 17 host site agencies have been selected as partners for the 2017-2018 program year. Details are available here.
Commonwealth Corps Members make a difference in Massachusetts by:
- Providing direct service,
- Building capacity of local organizations, and
- Recruiting and mobilizing additional volunteers.
While the application process for 2017-2018 has closed, we anticipate releasing a Request for Proposals for 2018-2019 in December 2017 or January 2018. If you are interested in applying to be a Commonwealth Corps Host Site Partner in the future, please review the 2017-2018 Request for Proposals (RFP) and other relevant resources below as references for future program years.
- Attachment A
- Attachment B
- Technical Assistance Webinar Recording
- Slides from the Technical Assistance Webinar
- RFP FAQ
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 Susie Flug-Silva (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Commonwealth Corps Program Assistant Amy Mulvena (email@example.com). Summaries of this year's 17 host site partnerships and their member roles can be found here.