LANSING, Mich. – To honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. the Michigan Community Service Commission is supporting 27 volunteer projects that address community needs across the state.
The Michigan Community Service Commission awarded nearly $10,000 in grants ranging from $100 to $1,000. Funding has also been provided by partners AmeriCorps the Agency and Youth Service America through the Allstate Foundation and Mott Foundation.
The projects will engage more than 1,500 volunteers on addressing needs such as the COVID-19 pandemic, food insecurity, and projects supporting youth, seniors, and veterans. The Michigan Community Service Commission believes that volunteer involvement is key to overcoming and building thriving communities.
“Volunteering is a great way to lift all of our spirits, while also carrying forward the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,” said Ginna Holmes, executive director of the Michigan Community Service Commission. “We are proud to support these organizations that will engage volunteers across the state. We are looking forward to seeing the impact they make in strengthening communities. We encourage everyone to find way to serve.”
These projects are happening in communities across the state, some of which are still in need of volunteers. Visit the Michigan Community Service Commission website to find a full list of volunteer projects and how to sign up to serve.
Background The Michigan Community Service Commission (MCSC) utilizes service as a strategy to address the state's most pressing issues and empowers volunteers to strengthen communities. The MCSC is leveraging more than $21 million in federal funds to local communities for volunteer programs and activities. Visit www.michigan.gov/volunteer for more information.