What is AmeriCorps?
- AmeriCorps 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.
- "Made In AmeriCorps!" – 2014 Michigan's AmeriCorps Member Celebration More than 400 Michigan's AmeriCorps State, VISTA, and National members came together in Lansing on November 20, 2014 for a day of training, networking, and recognition. The event, hosted by the Michigan Community Service Commission, helped prepare AmeriCorps members for their year of service and celebrate the courage of their commitment.
- Available Positions with Michigan's AmeriCorps Programs Interested in becoming a Michigan's AmeriCorps member? Click here to learn which programs are currently recruiting members!
- 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!"
- 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.
Member/Site Supervisors of the Month
- Michigan'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 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 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
- Michigan's AmeriCorps Alum Spotlight January 2015: As an AmeriCorps member serving with the Michigan State University College Advising Corps, Julie Tashjian gained valuable experience working with low income youth from diverse backgrounds. Her service provided critical knowledge and valuable insight into the world of Higher Education. Julie also made several important connections during the 2013-14 program year, which ultimately led to her current job as a recruiter for Michigan State University.
- AmeriCorps 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.