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1110 Adele H. Stamp Student Union
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742


M-PACT Retreat

Are you committed to service and social change? Do you want to implement and strengthen service-learning in your organization?


What is Mpact?

A year-round initiative to support student groups that do community service, which has included a retreat for the leaders of these organizations. Students have engaged in workshops such has learning the service-learning model, how to facilitate education and reflection, and creating sustainable relationships with community partners.

Students have also gained support through the MPact Mini-Grant Fund, which are funds to support the completion of a community service project. 

Mpact mini-grant fund

The mission of LCSL is to “Promote positive social change through transformative learning and community engagement” and we hope that these mini-grants are a way to do that and advance socially responsible student leaders.

Eligibility requirements:

  1. Applicants must be representing a registered UMD student group,
  2. Must have the ability to transfer funds through a university supported FRS account, and
  3. All funds must be spent by May 30th or transferred back to LCSL.

Each proposal will be measured by the following criteria:

  1. What is the community service program or events?
  2. What not for profit agency will your group be working with?  How will the event/program contribute to the community (ex: number of hours served, number of clients assisted)? 
  3. How will this be a quality experience for UMD students and how many students do you expect to participate?  How will you incorporate education and reflection (please contact the LCSL office for assistance if needed in answering this question)?
  4. What is the budget for the event and how will the money be used (money cannot be used for a gift to a nonprofit agency)?

How can I submit a proposal to apply for a mini-grant?

Deadlines for Fall 2014 will be announced soon! Come back soon!

For more information or questions, contact Kai Kai Mascarenas at

Previous Projects

Dedicated Undergrads Nurturing Kids (D.U.N.K.) hosted a youth basketball tournament between various local elementary schools at UMD. Through this event, D.U.N.K. hoped to expose to these children the opportunities that can be provided to them on college campuses. By bringing the children to campus and actively engaging them in leadership activities, athletics, and fitness, D.U.N.K. hoped that they will feel encouraged and empowered to set high aspirations to pursue a healthy, successful future.