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West Coast MCC Summer Service

Summer Service is a short term program that supports young people of diverse ethnic background in their development of leadership skills through working with their local churches or communities..  

MCC Summer Service:

  • partners with constituent congregations and related organizations
  • works with young adults of diverse ethnic backgrounds (non-pastors)
  • engages youth who are ages 18-30, preferably enrolled in higher education
  • invites young adults to participate in the program for up to two years
  • seeks creative proposals that encourage strengthened leadership capabilities in young adults 
  • is a program of Global Service Learning, with implementation continuing at the regional level


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Each year, constituent churches and related organizations submit proposals to West Coast MCC regarding the kind of leadership engagement they foresee a young adult from their home church/community completing in a church/community during a period of six to ten weeks between the summer months June-August. The program includes a short leadership orientation to equip young adults for their summer term of service.

Timeline: April 15 applications due; May 15 applicants will be notified of acceptance; June 24 and 25 two-day orientation 

Click here to download Summer Service Purpose Statement.


Summer Service Proposal

Click here to download Summer Service Proposal Form. 

Examples of Summer Service Projects: Example 1, Cynthia and Example 2, Fatima



Program Compensation

MCC provides grant funding to partner agencies in order to directly compensate the Summer Service worker for their church and community service work.  MCC provides 75% ($2,700) of the Summer Service Worker grant and invites partner agencies to provide 25% ($900) toward this grant.

For additional information, please contact Aminata Dieye.