Engage in Collective Action

The proposal submission cycle for National Summer of Service microgrants has closed. Please stay tuned for future opportunities.

The National Summer of Service celebrates the Year Up alumni commitment to “lift while you climb” and funds alumni service projects through microgrants.  Although this submission cycle has ended, we always love hearing from alumni about how you are giving back to your community. Share your #YUMOVEMENT story on social media or email the Year Up Alumni Relations Team at alumnirelations@yearup.org

Planning Your Service Project

Looking for some guidance or inspiration while planning your service project?  Check out these resources from other nonprofits for more information; some of these may have more information than you need but could be helpful as you think about budgeting, logistics, and engaging volunteers.

  • A quick guide on service projects that address local needs, from the Corporation for National & Community Service
  • A detailed guide from Oregon Volunteers and another guide from the Rotary Club on executing a service project from start to finish
  • Lots of ideas for service projects from Kiwanis
  • Information about setting a budget for a service project