What We Do

Claude Moore Community Builders

Loudoun Cares is a true provider, from calls received to the Helpline to connecting nonprofits and volunteers through the Volunteer Center to promoting the next generation of service providers through the Claude Moore Community Builders (CMCB) program.

The Loudoun Cares CMCB program is a signature and recognized program throughout the community.  Celebrating its tenth year in operation, this program was developed to instill a culture of service and leadership in our youth which ultimately aids Loudoun County’s ever growing population.

Student volunteering is regarded by governments as essential to perpetuate an engaged civil society (Haski-Leventhal et al., 2008).  CMCB engages youth in meaningful volunteer opportunities that benefit the organizations they are paired with and the greater community as a whole.

To date, CMCB have connected 212 teens with unique volunteer experiences at respected nonprofit organizations; supported the nonprofit involved to further their mission with additional help; endowed students with skills and qualifications that give them a competitive edge in terms of higher education and future careers and, very importantly, prepared them for a lifetime of service.

By the end of this tenth program year, collectively, our Builders will have served over 22,000 volunteer hours in the Loudoun Community.  All of last year’s Builders received the Presidential Service Award.  Our Builders this year are clearly “Going for the Gold”.

Loudoun Cares remains grateful to the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation for providing the seed funds each year for us to continue to cultivate and grow this very beneficial program.

CMCB is a ten month program running from June – March each year. Applications become available in March for each program year.  Historically, approximately 25 youth have gone through the program each year.  This current program year sees 30 students participating, 13 of which are in the program for a second year, something that has not been a program option in the past.  Loudoun Cares is piloting a Youth Board with the second year students who are learning the ins and outs of running a nonprofit by assisting with the operations of the CMCB program.

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2017-2018 Program

Thank you for your interest in the 2017-2018 class of Claude Moore Community Builders. This program will be held between June 2017 – March 2018 and will include a commitment of at least 100 hours of community service.

Applications will open for this program year on March 15, 2017.  More details will be posted at that time.

 

 

Claude Moore Community Builders has been funded with a generous grant from the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation.