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.
We have just completed our 2016-2017 program year (click here to see more on our Class of 2017 Graduation) and collectively, our Builders have served over 27,200 volunteer hours in the Loudoun Community in the past ten years. All our Builders received the Presidential Volunteer Service Award this year and have shown they are in our program for all the right reasons.
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 are now open and will close April 30, 2017. 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.
If you are a high school student or know a student that could benefit from this program please see below for more information regarding applications for our 2017-2018 program year. Apply today and make a difference in Loudoun County tomorrow.
Thank you for your interest in the 2017-2018 class of Claude Moore Community Builders. The applications for the Class of 2018 are now closed.
Applications for our next program year will open in March 2018 please check back for more details.
Claude Moore Community Builders has been funded with a generous grant from the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation.
Class of 2017 Year in Review
The Claude Moore Community Builders are top quality volunteers. They tick all the boxes when they walk through the door.
Parent of Builder
I would recommend this program to anyone in a heartbeat. I know I will be bringing my son next year
Class of 2017 Spirit of CMCB
CMCB is about, stepping out of your bubble, to help someone else in theirs . . . I think the most lasting impact CMCB has had on me has been granting me the knowledge that, as a team, we’ve made Loudoun a better place.
Class of 2017 Emerging Leader
CMCB has been influential on my life because it has taught me important life skills such as communication, leadership and cooperation that I will continue to use in my placements, school and my future. I have built many relationships and I feel that Claude Moore has opened many doors for my future. I have found my tribe!
Parent of Builder
Our kids loved this program.