South Coast Youth Court will be partnering with Commonwealth Corps The mission of the Commonwealth Corps service internship program is to engage Massachusetts residents of all ages and backgrounds in direct service to strengthen communities, address critical community needs, and increase volunteerism. Corps members provide direct service, build capacity of local organizations, and recruit, organize and mobilize additional volunteers. The Commonwealth Corps provides opportunities for skill building and leadership development and encourages a lifelong civic vocation for its members. Through the Commonwealth Corps, the Massachusetts Service Alliance (MSA) partners with nonprofit organizations, academic institutions, and public entities to reinvigorate civic involvement to help address the Commonwealth’s most urgent needs and elevate service and civic engagement throughout the Commonwealth.
Fall River and New Bedford ( Half time)
Positive Action Against Chemical Addiction (PAACA) is the mother organization of South Coast Youth Courts (SCYC), a juvenile diversion program which seeks to serve at risk youth and prevent first time offenders from entering the juvenile system by providing positive youth development, accountability, and engagement. SCYC will host four halftime members who will serve as Commonwealth Corps Program Facilitators in the South Coast region. Through their service, members will outreach to community vendors to expand on service-learning sites and curriculum and spearhead the expansion of our Drive Smart SC campaign to Fall River by helping educate young people on the dangers of texting and driving through the campaign, reaching 200 youth. In addition, they will recruit and leverage 40 volunteers that will be engaged in acting as peer lawyers and adult judges for YC hearings.
Down below are all of the guidelines to apply for a Commonwealth Corps Program Facilitator.