The Community Service Institute, a partner association of the Societe Generale Foundation for Solidarity, is one of the 15 projects selected on Tuesday 24 June 2014 by the President of the Republic, François Hollande, to be part of the initiative La France s’engage (France commits).
After two and a half years, the Community Service Institute is one of the first 15 projects selected for the La France s’engage programme.
These are initiatives that have potential to grow over the coming 3 years and for which the public authorities have promised to simplify the legal and administrative requirements that might otherwise hinder their growth and to speed up the participation of public bodies. This is not direct financial support, but institutional support at the highest levels of government, coordinated by Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, the Minister for Women’s Rights, Cities, Youth and Sports.
Some winners from the first 2 years and part of the team at the Institute went to the Elysée Palace to receive this wonderful award, synonymous of additional support for the development of the association.
Created in 2012, the association has seen the numbers of beneficiaries grow from 150 young people in 2012 to 250 in 2014. Its objective is to help young people who have volunteered for community service to either find training and jobs or to support them in carrying out a project for an association or with founding a business. To help meet their needs, the Institute now has around one hundred partners, including major educational establishments and universities.