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Michigan's AmeriCorpsAmeriCorps is a national service program designed to strengthen citizenship and the ethic of service by engaging thousands of Americans on a full-time or part-time basis to help communities to address their toughest challenges. The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) administers AmeriCorps at the federal level and works in partnership with states to develop service programs and create a community-based national service network. The Michigan Community Service Commission (MCSC) is the administrative agent for Michigan's AmeriCorps.


• Funds Available For New and Re-Competing Michigan's AmeriCorps Programs Federal funds are available to support new and recompeting Michigan's AmeriCorps programs to start in the fall of 2015 for a 12-month program cycle.

• AmeriCorps 20th Anniversary On September 20, 2013, CNCS kicked off our celebration of the extraordinary impact of AmeriCorps and its 20 years of serving America. Through events, stories, and service projects, CNCS and the MCSC will recognize the contributions and commitment of AmeriCorps members and alums in strengthening our communities and country through national service. The resources on this page will help you promote two decades of "getting things done!"

• "Everyone Leads!" 2013 Michigan's AmeriCorps Member Celebration To kick-off a new year of AmeriCorps service, 400 Michigan's AmeriCorps members gathered in Lansing on November 21 to participate in the annual AmeriCorps Member Celebration. These members are dedicating a year of their lives to providing intensive, results-driven service in communities across Michigan and came together to celebrate their courage and commitment.

• Governor Snyder, Mayor Bing launch expansion of AmeriCorps Governor & Mayor Initiative Urban Safety Corps Gov. Rick Snyder and Mayor Dave Bing today announced the launch and expansion of an innovative crime reduction model in the city of Detroit: the AmeriCorps Governor & Mayor Initiative Urban Safety Corps Program. A unique public-private partnership, the program utilizes 36 AmeriCorps members as catalysts to mobilize and recruit community volunteers to join them in improving public safety in targeted Detroit neighborhoods.

• AmeriCorps Funding Creates More Than 700 Positions in Michigan The Michigan Community Service Commission (MCSC) announced today that 22 organizations are receiving $6,593,709 in AmeriCorps funding in 2013-2014. These organizations will place 756 members in communities across Michigan to help "Get Things Done" in our state.

Member/Site Supervisors of the Month

MI AmeriCorps Member of the Month - September 2014: Jacklyn Chandler, Cherry Street Community HealthCorpsMichigan's AmeriCorps Member of the Month SEPTEMBER 2014: Jacklyn Chandler recently began her second-year as a full-time AmeriCorps member with Cherry Street Community HealthCorps in Grand Rapids. Her service site is the Heart of the City Health Center in the Pediatrics Clinic. Jacklyn came to the Community HealthCorps program with a Multiple Bachelor of Science from Grand Valley State University in Health Professions & Psychology and a Master of Science in Community Health Education from Eastern Michigan University.
Michigan's AmeriCorps Site Supervisor of the Month - June 2014: Sue Dobbs, GoodwillMichigan's AmeriCorps Site Supervisor of the Month SEPTEMBER 2014: As the Director of Organizational Development for Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids, Sue Dobbs is responsible for strategic planning and the development of internal talent. She helps coordinate trainings for staff and assists them with pursuing college or certification goals. Not only does having an educated workforce help Goodwill continue to advance, but it also helps individuals achieve a better life – which is really what Goodwill is all about!
Michigan's AmeriCorps Site Supervisor of the Month - July 2014: Kevin Hooper, MARESAMichigan's AmeriCorps Site Supervisor of the Month SEPTEMBER 2014: As the principal at Sandy Knoll Elementary School in Marquette, Kevin Hooper is well-respected by not only the students, but also the parents, teachers, and staff. He begins each school day by greeting students in the lobby, and his sense of humor helps everyone begin the day on a positive note. Kevin has also exceled in his role as a site supervisor for the MARESA (Marquette Alger Regional Educational Service Agency) AmeriCorps: Get Ready, Get Reading program.

AmeriCorps Alums/Alum of the Month

Alum Spotlight - September 2014: Cody Renehan, MPCA Michigan's AmeriCorps Alum Spotlight SEPTEMBER 2014: Cody Renehan has harnessed the power of his AmeriCorps experience to sculpt a path of success in the health care field. As a member with the Michigan Primary Care Association (MPCA) Community HealthCorps program in 2012-13, Cody gained valuable experience and knowledge about the role of health administrators in the health delivery system.
AmeriCorps Alums logoAmeriCorps Alums Calling all friends of AmeriCorps! Join AmeriCorps alums, current AmeriCorps members, and champions of service in the AmeriCorps Alums network. Registration is free and entitles you to many benefits, including career search assistance, discounts, and networking opportunities.

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