Housed in the Connecticut Office of Higher Education
15-25 Governor- Appointed Commission Board Members
Executive Director and Support Staff
To be recognized throughout Connecticut as the leading voice in community engagement and volunteerism.
To strengthen Connecticut communities through National Service resources, community engagement and volunteerism.
HOW DO WE DO IT?
Service commissions in 52 US states and territories deploy this federal funding to eligible agencies, nonprofits, municipalities, and/or tribes.
The Commission provides oversight, monitoring, and training/technical assistance to awarded projects throughout their lifecyles.
Federal national service funding comes from Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education and Related Agencies (Labor- HHS) Appropriations and is administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service.
Funds are used to provide operational support to projects that leverage a corps-based approach to community problem solving by engaging AmeriCorps national service participants.
In 2017-2018, Serve Connecticut generated $8 in federal funding for every $1 in state funds invested in support of AmeriCorps* Connecticut programs serving citizens across the state.
WHAT HAVE WE DONE?
In 2017-2018, Serve Connecticut supported high quality AmeriCorps projects addressing the following community issues throughout the state:
Opioid Abuse Treatment & Prevention
Health & Health Insurance Education
Childhood Nutrition & Obesity
Early Childhood Literacy
Chronic Absenteeism & Truancy
Academic Achievement & Engagement
Nonprofit Capacity Building
All AmeriCorps members who successfully complete their service terms earn an Eli Segal Education Award, which they may use toward college tuition or student loans.
AmeriCorps members serve anywhere from 300- to 1,700 hours service terms and may or may not earn a small living allowance while doing so.
were earned in Eli Segal Education Awards by AmeriCorps Connecticut members.
were served by AmeriCorps Connecticut members.
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