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Great Lakes Summer Service Program

2013 Great Lakes Summer Service Workers

The Mennonite Central Committee Great Lakes Summer Service Program is a short term program that supports young people of color in their development of leadership skills through working with their local churches or communities.

MCC Summer Service:

  • partners with constituent congregations and related organizations
  • works with young adults of diverse ethnic backgrounds (non-pastors)
  • engages youth who are ages 18-30, preferably enrolled in higher education
  • invites young adults to participate in the program for up to two years
  • seeks creative proposals that encourage strengthened leadership capabilities in young adults 
  • is a program of Global Service Learning, with implementation continuing at the regional level


In January/February of each year, constituent churches and related organizations submit proposals to MCC Great Lakes regarding the kind of leadership engagement they foresee a young adult from their home church/community completing in their church/community during a period of six to ten weeks between the summer months June-August. The program includes a short leadership orientation to equip young adults for their summer term of service.

Additional information about the program is available at

2014 Summer Service Packet