LEAD ORGANIZATION: Oregon Volunteers, Commission for Voluntary Action and Service
CONSORTIUM MEMBERS: Washington Commission for National and Community Service, Serve Alaska, California Volunteers, Hawaii Commission for National and Community Service, Serve Idaho, Serve Montana, Nevada Volunteers, and Utah Commission on Service and Volunteerism.
PROPOSED ACTIVITIES: Oregon Volunteers, Commission for Voluntary Action and Service (OV) requests $50,000 in CNCS Training and Technical Assistance funds for regional training conferences to facilitate the planning, implementation and fiscal oversight of the 2013 Pacific Cluster Learning Community (PCLC). OV, in partnership with the Washington Commission for National and Community Service (WCNCS), proposes a 3-day regional conference in Portland, OR on October 21-23, 2013 for AmeriCorps State/National, Senior Corps, Social Innovation Fund and commission program staff. The PCLC will use a collaborative planning process to develop content specific to each participating national service stream as well as collaborative sessions to facilitate cross-stream training. Workshops will focus on CNCS competencies in performance measures and grant compliance as well as other topics to address critical program needs, support continuous program improvement and maximize program impact. The cost-effective conference design will also feature a virtual component to ensure staff that is unable to travel can also benefit from this valuable content.
FUNDING REQUESTED: The amount of funding requested from CNCS is $50,000. This funding will be matched with $18,725 in local funds from registration and sponsorships. In addition, Portland State University non-cash support exceeds $14,000.