M3C Fellows

M3C Fellows 

M3C Fellows Program

AmericorpsLourdes is pleased to offer the Midwest Campus Compact Citizen-Scholar (M3C) Fellows program. This is an AmeriCorps program funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service and coordinated through Wisconsin Campus Compact.

During the 2010-2011 academic year, eight students are serving as AmeriCorps volunteers, serving their community and building a network of fellow students and friends who are committed to completing their education and becoming agents of change in their local community.

Students who successfully complete 300 hours of volunteer service during this 12-month program and meet other criteria will receive a $1000 educational award. The award can be used to repay existing qualified student loans or to pay the cost of attending a qualified institution. Fellows have seven years to use their award.

M3C Fellows meet monthly for training and discussion sessions. These meeting times also provide an opportunity to reflect on volunteer experiences and to learn about additional community needs and volunteer opportunities. Fellows are also asked to participate in enrichment programs on campus. A list of qualified opportunities will be provided upon acceptance to the program.

Volunteer projects are completed individually and as a group. Students are responsible for arranging their own service opportunities. A list of suggested volunteer sites is provided (PDF).

M3C Fellows are paired with an M3C Mentor who serves as a sounding board and who provides encouragement and support throughout the year.

Recent M3C Fellows have volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, Sylvania Area Family Services, Helping Hands, and CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates).

Are you interested in Making Campus and Community Connections?

For more information, contact Sr. Barbara Vano (bvano@lourdes.edu or 419-824-3861)

Each Fellow agrees to:

  • Provide 300 hours of service to the community over a 12-month period;
  • Keep a journal documenting and reflecting upon service experiences;
  • Meet monthly with other Fellows to share information and personal reflections on these experiences;
  • Encourage 5 friends or family members to volunteer in the community;
  • Meet periodically with a student mentor and with a member of the Campus Ministry team.

M3C Fellows Eligibility Requirements:

  • Have freshman or sophomore standing;
  • Meet Federal guidelines regarding income or be a first generation college student;
  • Demonstrate a willingness to reach out to the Lourdes community and the broader civic community.

M3C Mentors Eligibility Requirements:

  • Have junior or senior standing;
  • Be committed to assisting newer students as they settle into the Lourdes community and work to achieve their educational goals;
  • Demonstrate a willingness to reach out to the Lourdes community and the broader civic community.