TITLE: Volunteer Tennessee
LEAD: Volunteer Tennessee, Nashville
CONSORTIUM: ServeAlabama, Montgomery; Volunteer Florida, Tallahassee; Georgia Commission for Service & Volunteerism, Atlanta; Kentucky Commission on Community Volunteerism & Service, Frankfort; Volunteer Mississippi, Jackson; North Carolina Commission on Volunteerism & Community Service, Raleigh; South Carolina Commission on National & Community Service, Columbia; Volunteer Tennessee, Nashville; Virginia Office of Volunteerism & Community Service, Richmond; Volunteer West Virginia, Charleston; America's Service Commissions, Washington, DC; Stakeholders representing AmeriCorps State/National and Senior Corps programs in the region.
ACTIVITIES: Volunteer Tennessee (VT), in collaboration with the 9 other South Cluster state service commissions, AmeriCorps State/National and Senior Corps programs, and America's Service Commissions (ASC), proposes a comprehensive regional 2013 South Cluster National Service Conference for AmeriCorps State/National program staff, Senior Corps program staff, state commission staff and state service commissioners. The conference will include tracks specific to these stakeholders, collaborative sessions to facilitate cross-stream training and a virtual component for individuals unable to attend in person. Workshops and sessions will focus on the Corporation for National and Community Service's (CNCS) competencies in performance measures and evaluation, compliance for grants administration and program and financial management, and other topics vital to effective program impact.
VT and the South Cluster service commissions partnered with ASC, the national association of the 53 state service commissions, in developing this proposal. Furthermore, this proposal has the support of the RSVP Association and the National Service Inclusion Project.
FUNDING: VT requests $50,000 for planning and implementing the 2013 South Cluster National Service Conference.