Project Ready to ServeMaine

The University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies (CCIDS) is partnering with the Maine Commission for Community Service, the Community Resource Corps, and two consumer-driven organizations, in a year-long collaboration, Project Ready to ServeMaine, designed to facilitate the recruitment and participation of people with disabilities as community service volunteers.

Project Ready to ServeMaine, funded through a 2009 National Service Inclusion Project grant, will result in an increase in the application, enrollment and retention of national service members and volunteers with disabilities in Maine. The project will improve outcomes for people with disabilities by forging strong partnerships among Alpha One, Maine’s Center for Independent Living; Speaking Up for Us, Maine’s Self-Advocacy Network; the Maine Commission for Community Service; and the AmeriCorps/AmeriCorps VISTA programs in the state.

The National Service Inclusion Project is a Corporation for National Community Service training and technical assistance provider working through the Institute for Community Inclusion at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, in collaboration with the Association of University Centers on Disabilities.

Funding Source:

A collaboration with the University of Massachusetts’ Institute for Community Inclusion and the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)

Funding Period:

April 15, 2009 – April 15, 2010

Contact Person:

Janet May, Project Coordinator

207/581-1383 (V)

800/203-6957 (V/TTY)