President Bush's New Faith-based Initiative Grants VISTA Volunteers To Detroit Group Michigan Neighborhood Partnership.DETROIT -- Michigan Neighborhood Partnership (MNP (Microcom Networking Protocol) A family of communications protocols from Microcom, Inc., Norwood, MA, that have become de facto standards for error correction (classes 2 through 4) and data compression (class 5). In 1997, Compaq acquired Microcom. ) has been awarded 5 VISTA volunteer slots to use at faith-based organizations as part of President Bush's Faith-based Initiative. MNP is the only Michigan organization awarded VISTA slots under the President's VISTA Faith-based set-aside. A total of 150 placements are being made nationwide.
The organizations to receive VISTA volunteers through the new MNP award are: Hartford Agape agape
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Since March of 2001, MNP has been awarded a total of 25 VISTA volunteer slots, the majority of which are assigned to faith-based organizations in Detroit. Michigan Neighborhood Partnership VISTAs are full-time community volunteers assigned to help build the capacity of community and faith-based organizations to address the educational, economic, environmental, public safety and human needs of communities in Detroit and Dearborn.
The five new faith-based VISTA slots include assignments to establish and operate after-school programs, recruit and train volunteers, liaison with neighborhood schools, design and implement school safety plans, and assist in grant-writing and fundraising.
In total, the 25 VISTA slots granted to Michigan Neighborhood Partnership amount to over $500,000 in in-kind human resource support to local faith-based organizations. VISTA volunteers can serve up to two years and receive a small living allowance and an educational stipend sti·pend
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The Faith-based VISTA volunteer set-aside awarded to MNP builds upon the Michigan Neighborhood AmeriCorps Program. Since 1995, the Michigan Neighborhood Partnership Program has placed over 280 AmeriCorps Members at community and faith-based organizations serving Detroit.
For more information about MNP volunteer initiatives, or if you would like to serve your community as a VISTA volunteer, please contact Paul Propson at Michigan Neighborhood Partnership at 313-872-3327, ext. 21.
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Detroit (IPA: [dɪˈtʰɹɔɪt]) (French: Détroit, meaning strait . MNP was created as a result of the vision, leadership and collaborative values of five of Detroit's leading community development organizations. MNP is the only citywide intermediary organization in Detroit founded by leaders within the African American African American Multiculture A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. See Race. , Arab American and Latino communities and in partnership with government, corporate and university sectors. This collaborative provides an opportunity for all sectors of the community to work collaboratively toward the goal of strengthening individuals, families, and neighborhoods through social and economic development. Collectively, MNP member organizations represent over 200,000 urban residents.
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Contact: Anita S. Lane of Michigan Neighborhood Partnership, +1-313-995-1031