Agencies merge to expand volunteerism

June 03, 1998|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Two gubernatorial agencies promoting public service have merged as the Governor's Office on Service and Volunteerism, headed by Kathryn Shulman, executive director.

The Commission on Service assisted the state's 1,000 AmeriCorps workers and the 350,000 students in grades 6-12 working toward the 75-hour service requirement for graduation. The Office on Volunteerism organized programs such as Maryland's Promise, directed by Margaret O'Neill, to prepare volunteers to help 38,000 at-risk youngsters.

"Both parts still stand," said Shulman. "We will work smarter, duplicate less and hope to expand volunteerism." For information, call (800) 321-VOLS.

Pub Date: 6/03/98

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