Who can participate?

MCC Summer Service

  1. partners with constituent congregations and related organizations,
  2. works with young adults of diverse ethnic backgrounds (non-pastors)
  3. engages youth who are ages 18-30, preferably enrolled in higher education, for up to two years
  4. seeks creative proposals that encourage strengthened leadership capabilities in young adults

Is this program available for people who live outside the US?

No. Summer Service only takes place in all 4 regions of MCC US. If you live in Canada, check out Summer Bridge. If you live outside of the U.S. or Canada, check out IVEP or YAMEN.

How do finances work?

MCC partners with the church or organization to provide a grant for the Summer Service worker. The compensation for a 10-week program is $4,400 and is shared between MCC and the church or organization partner. $3,300 (75%) is covered by MCC and $1,100 (25%) is covered by the church or organization. MCC is open to conversation with partners who are not able to contribute their full amount. Partners should advise their workers that taxes will be taken from their wages. More info on tax requirements available in English and Spanish.

Does my church or organization qualify?

Summer Service partners with constituent congregations or related organizations of MCC. The program works with churches and agencies that have a holistic approach to community building and have creative proposals that encourage strengthened leadership capabilities in young adults of color. MCC prioritizes Summer Service opportunities as they relate to peace, social justice and community development. 

How does the program work?

To learn more about Summer Service for participants and churches or organizations download the handbook in English (PDF) or in Spanish (PDF).