About the Partners
National Conference on Citizenship
At the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC), we believe everyone has the power to make a difference in how their community and country thrive.
We are a dynamic, non–partisan nonprofit working at the forefront of our nation’s civic life. We continuously explore what shapes today’s citizenry, define the evolving role of the individual in our democracy, and uncover ways to motivate greater participation. Through events, research and reports, NCoC expands our nations contemporary understanding of what it means to be a citizen. We seek new ideas and approaches for creating greater civic health and vitality throughout the United States.
Michigan Community Service Commission
The Michigan Community Service Commission (MCSC) is the state’s lead government agency on volunteerism. For more than 20 years, the MCSC has been promoting service as a strategy to address Michigan’s greatest challenges and providing vision and resources to strengthen communities through volunteerism. To help advance their mission, the MCSC relies on four signature programs: Michigan’s AmeriCorps, Mentor Michigan, Volunteer Michigan, and the Governor’s Service Awards.
Council of Michigan Foundations
The Council of Michigan Foundations (CMF) works to strengthen, promote and increase philanthropy in Michigan. It is the nation’s largest regional association of grantmakers and serves more than 350 organizational members, including family foundations, corporate foundations and giving programs, independent and community foundations, and public charities of all sizes.
Michigan Nonprofit Association
The Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA) serves nonprofits to aid them in advancing their missions. In collaboration with a diversity of important partnerships, affiliations, and programs, MNA is focused on developing and supporting a strong and sustainable infrastructure for the full range of civic engagement (episodic volunteering to long–term service and civic education). This commitment is supported in part by the mission and resources brought to MAN through its merger with the ConnectMichigan Alliance. This merger included a multi–million dollar endowment and three important organizations–Michigan Campus Compact, Volunteer Centers of Michigan, and the LEAGUE Michigan.
The mission of the ConnectMichigan Alliance was to support service and civic engagement where Michiganders live, work, and learn. Today this mission is integrated into MNA as one of the organization’s strategic priorities and is a key competitive advantage. In addition, MNA believe in fostering strong and collaborative partnerships with other organizations, including the Michigan Community Service Commission, Michigan Office of the Corporate for National and Community Service, and the Council of Michigan Foundations to ensure nonprofits have the human capital they need to fulfill their missions.
The LEAGUE Michigan
The LEAGUE Michigan is a program for service, service–learning and philanthropy education that builds character and empowers young people to “do good” in their community, the nation and the world. While much work is done during the school year to help teachers and schools implement service and service–learning in classrooms, summertime is then The LEAGUE Michigan pulls out all the stops to build civic engagement capacity in the state. This work takes two primary tracks: student leadership development and teacher professional development.
Michigan Campus Compact
Michigan Campus Compact (MiCC) is a coalition of college and university presidents who are committed to fulfilling the public purposes of higher education. Campus Compact member presidents are joined together in their commitment to the development of personal and social responsibility as integral to the educational mission of their campuses.
Volunteer Centers of Michigan
Volunteer Centers of Michigan (VCM) is a statewide network of more that 30 Volunteer Centers that strengthens, develops and connects network members throughout the state. This network has served the sector for more than 25 years and is the only one of its kind in the nation.
he sector for more than 25 years and is the only one of its kind in the nation.