The mission of the Commonwealth Corps service internship program is to engage Massachusetts residents of all ages and backgrounds in service to strengthen communities, address critical community needs, and increase volunteerism.
The Massachusetts Service Alliance (MSA) is a private, nonprofit agency that oversees the program and supports host site partners and members to find success throughout the program year. The three Commonwealth Corps members with Positive Action Against Chemical Addiction will serve 10.5 months in a half time capacity. What they have in common is a desire to put their talents and ideas to use in the service of their communities and the Commonwealth.
PAACA is a non-profit agency with a Youth Services division that seeks to prevent delinquency, substance use, and violence through positive youth development, education, and engagement. PAACA will host three half-time Commonwealth Corps members. Members will help expand and strengthen youth services at PAACA by building partnerships and developing new programming. Through their service, they will expand and continue outreach for our Youth Court programs, develop and facilitate new curricula, and expand educational programs for youth. In addition, they will recruit and manage at least 20 volunteers for our youth programming.