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The Youth Volunteer Corps of Western Connecticut (YVCWC) is committed to helping our youth realize their full potential as agents of positive change in their local communities. The YVCWC is a youth-driven volunteer program for young people ages 11-18 that engages them in projects that are challenging, rewarding, and educational to serve the needs of the community and promote a lifetime ethic of service. Youth participate in year-round service-learning projects as well as a multiple-week-long Summer of Service. The YVCWC is a program of The Volunteer Center of United Way of Western Connecticut.
United Way of Western Connecticut’s mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the power of caring communities to create lasting change. UWWC applies its resources through financial support, volunteerism and advocacy to change lives. United Way advances the common good, creating opportunities for a better life for all by focusing on the three key building blocks of education, income and health. It creates long lasting community change by addressing the underlying causes of problems that prevent progress in these areas. LIVE UNITED is a call to action for everyone to become part of the change.
The Volunteer Center of UWWC upholds the mission of United Way to mobilize the power of caring communities to create lasting change. The Volunteer Center seeks to mobilize volunteers in on-going, meaningful opportunities to achieve long-term community change. Through volunteerism, advocacy and grass-roots collaborations, TVC aims to galvanize the community around common goals that are essential to overcoming barriers in order to improve conditions for all.
The Youth Volunteer Corps of Western Connecticut (YVCWC) , a program of The Volunteer Center of United Way of Western Connecticut, is the only affiliate of The Youth Volunteer Corps of America in the State of Connecticut. During the school year, youth volunteer after school and on weekends and come together regularly to reflect upon their experiences and help to shape and advise future volunteer activities. The Summer of Service offers youth a more in-depth experience with each agency, fostering a deeper and more meaningful understanding of the needs and diversity of our community.
United Way of Western Connecticut is deeply committed to volunteerism and believes strongly in the positive impact that communities mobilized can have on issues of great importance. Through the work and programs of The Volunteer Center, United Way aims to bring people together to strengthen the community and achieve greater impact in the areas of early childhood education, childhood health and nutrition, and financial stability.
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