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Middlesex County College’s, Democracy House is the Center for Civic Engagement and Community Service on campus. Democracy house works exclusively with students interested in serving the local community. Democracy House is comprised of dedicated students, strong relationships to faculty, and partnerships with local non-profits. Democracy House does its part to address community needs and integrate real life experiences into college-level learning.
Bonner Leaders Program/NJ AmeriCorps
2015-2016 Academic Year
The Bonner Leader Program is a campus-based community service program, through which students can work directly with local non-profit organizations in an intensive, sustained manner. Each Bonner Leader serves a minimum of 10 hours a week, with the ultimate goal of completing 300 hours of service by the end of the academic year. Bonner Leaders also participate in national student conferences and weekly leadership trainings workshops.
Middlesex County College is one of only two community colleges in the national AmeriCorps/Bonner network. Bonner Leaders perform three hundred hours of direct service in local community programs, while also participating in National Student conferences and leadership Training workshops.
Benefits of acceptance into the MCC Bonner Leader Program include compensation through Federal Work Study (if applicable) as well as an AmeriCorps Education Award, granted once 300 hours of service are completed. Additionally, Bonner Leaders benefit through professional and personal development, exclusive leadership training, and life-long friendships!