The Michigan Community Service Commission will visit East Lansing as part of its Volunteer Michigan Tour, visiting each region in the state to explore ways to expand service and volunteerism in communities across Michigan.

The Michigan Community Service Commission, the state’s lead agency on volunteerism, has partnered with Michigan State University to host an event from 9 to 11 a.m. on Oct. 23 at Michigan State University, Kellogg Center, 219 S. Harrison Road.

Community leaders and residents from Ingham, Clinton and Eaton counties are invited to attend. 

The listening tour will allow individuals to share thoughts on how to expand service and volunteerism to address the state’s most pressing issues and learn about resources available. Participants will discuss community challenges and ways to improve the quality of life for residents. The input gathered from the tour will help shape the future of Michigan volunteerism and national service as participants will generate ideas to include in a new State Service Plan.

“We want to hear from a diverse group of community leaders to see how service and volunteerism can address Michigan’s toughest challenges,” said Michigan Community Service Commission executive director Ginna Holmes.

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BACKGROUND: The Michigan Community Service Commission utilizes service as a strategy to address the state's most pressing issues and empowers volunteers to strengthen communities. In 2017-2018, the Community Service Commission is granting more than $11 million in federal funds to local communities for volunteer programs and activities. The Governor’s Service Awards, Michigan’s AmeriCorps, Mentor Michigan and Volunteer Michigan are premier programs of the agency.