The Mennonite Central Committee Great Lakes Summer Service Program is a short term leadership development program for young adult constituents of color between the ages of 18-30 who are from diverse ethnic backgrounds, such as African/African-American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic and Native American. Constituent churches and related organizations create and submit proposals to MCC about the kind of leadership engagement they foresee a young adult from their home church/community completing in that church/community during a period of six to ten weeks between the summer months of June-August. The program begins with a regional orientation.
The Summer Service Program begins in January of each year when pastors and supervisors of related organizations are invited to attend one of several regional information sessions held via conference call. These required sessions provide opportunity for MCC to explain program goals and expectations and give space for churches/organizations to ask questions and network together. For a listing of information session dates, contact the MCC Great Lakes office.