Wednesday, July 28, 2010
The MassINC Associate Board and AmeriCorps Alums Boston Chapter today released a White Paper outlining the background and policy goals for their joint State of Service initiative. The initiative builds off the hugely successful Cities of Service program, a bipartisan coalition of 101 mayors around the country who are working to develop comprehensive city-wide service plans and engage their citizens in solving local problems.
States of Service will develop service plans and engage citizens state-wide. Given the rich history of service in Massachusetts communities, the goal is for the Commonwealth to lead the country in becoming the first official State of Service. The initiative’s policy goals include measures to improve collaboration within sectors, promote stakeholder engagement, and conduct research to indentify areas for improvement. Read the White Paper here.
Be sure to visit our forum and comment on the policy platform and ways to improve the state of service in Massachusetts.