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 perpetuating 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 210 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 completed our 2016-2017 program year (click here to see more on our Class of 2017 Graduation) in March 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 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 open in mid-March and at the end of April each year. Historically, approximately 25 youth have gone through the program each year. The class of 2018 currently has 27 new and 8 returning Builders for our largest class yet with 35 students representing 15 county high schools. Returning Builders act as mentors for the new participants and help to make our program a success.
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 2018-2019 program year.
Thank you for your interest in the 2018-2019 class of Claude Moore Community Builders.
Applications for our next program year will open in March 2018 please check back for more details or click below on GO CMCB! to sign up to be notified when applications open.
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.