What is AmeriCorps?

  • Michigan's AmeriCorps Logo, Small GIFMichigan'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.

Spotlight

  • "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

  • MI AmeriCorps Member of the Month - June 2015: Danielle Glasgow-Dixon, Economic Opportunity Coaching Michigan's AmeriCorps Member of the Month JUNE 2015: Danielle Glasgow-Dixon was new to the human services field when she began her AmeriCorps service with the Economic Opportunity Coaching Program, but she quickly found that her skills and experience from previous positions helped her be successful. With her background in fitness and teaching fitness classes, she regularly has to motivate students to achieve their goals. These skills have served her well in AmeriCorps.
  • MI AmeriCorps Site Supervisor of the Month - June 2015: Patrick Bevier Michigan's AmeriCorps Site Supervisor of the Month JUNE 2015: After several years as both a teacher and principal, Patrick Bevier moved to Petoskey to become the principal of Sheridan Elementary School this past fall. He also serves as a site supervisor for the Char-Em ISD AmeriCorps program. "This was Patrick's first year as an AmeriCorps site supervisor, but he couldn't have been a better fit for the program," stated AmeriCorps member Charnell Bacon.

AmeriCorps Alums/Alum of the Month

  • Michigan's AmeriCorps Alum Spotlight - June 2015: Amanda Mulder, Red Cross Michigan's AmeriCorps Alum Spotlight JUNE 2015: For Amanda Mulder, her AmeriCorps term of service marked the beginning of her professional career with the American Red Cross. Amanda served as a full-time AmeriCorps member with the Together We Prepare program during the 2009-10 program year. Following her term of service, Amanda was hired on as the Regional Grants Manager for American Red Cross.
  • AmeriCorps Alums logo 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.