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Illinois State Service Plan: 2017 - 2019
Serve Illinois Seeking Public Comment

State Service PlanServe Illinois is accepting public comment on the draft 2017-2019 state service plan. Every three years, Serve Illinois prepares a state service / strategic plan that will guide us in fulfilling our mission to improve Illinois​ communities by enhancing volunteerism and instilling an ethic of service throughout the State.

In order for this plan to be beneficial to the people of Illinois, we need input from the people of Illinois! Please take a few moments to review the plan and provide your comments, concerns, and additions.

The Commission will review these comments after April 14th, and a final version of the plan will be approved later this year.

Thank you for your time and support of service throughout Illinois!


Southern Illinois Volunteerism Conference
April 6, 2017 - Mt. Vernon, IL

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What Does National Service Mean to Illinois?

CNCS Report on IllinoisAcross Illinois members of AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and other programs serve their communities and "Get Things Done" for America!

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Volunteer of the Week

Morris Anyah

Morris AnyahEvery week for the past three years, Morris Anyah and Williespend time together at Kelly Hall YMCA. They spend time challenging each other to one-on-one contests on the basketball court, but more importantly Morris helps Willie with his reading comprehension, vocabulary, math, and writing skills.

Morris began mentoring Willie while he was in the eighth grade. Before Morris came into his life, Willie had his mind set on being the next basketball star and wanted to attend a high school with a good basketball team. With the guidance from his mentor and support from his mom, he began to realize that basketball was secondary to getting a good education so he selected a high school that would help strengthen him as a student. As a high school sophomore, he continues to play basketball, but he knows that he must be a good student if he wants to get in the college of his choice. He knows that good grades will lead to many college scholarships opportunities.

During their weekly meetings, Morris and Willie also make time for fun. "I play basketball with him and I always lose," said Morris, a Nigerian native, who received his law degree from the University of Dayton. "In fact, I'm awful." Willie stated, "I needed guidance in my life and Morris gives me that. He always gives me his honest opinion, and I know that he wants the best for me."

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Upcoming Events

3/31/2017​ Cesar Chavez Day of Service
4/4/2017​ Mayor, County, and Tribal Recognition Day for National Service
4/6/2017​ Southern Illinois Volunteerism Conference Holiday Inn
Mt. Vernon, IL
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