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 MAY 2015: As a full-time AmeriCorps member with the Michigan Education Corps program, Jessica Newberry has already made a significant impact on the youth, school, and community she serves. Jessica is an Elementary Literacy Tutor at Southwest Detroit Lighthouse Charter Academy in Detroit. She is responsible for tutoring multiple K-3rd grade students identified as needing additional literacy skill support and development.
- Michigan's AmeriCorps Site Supervisor of the Month MAY 2015: As the Career Services and Career Center Manager at Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids, Jennifer Frederick is responsible for ensuring that individuals receive the assistance they need related to career planning and professional advice. She is also responsible for the oversight of six AmeriCorps members who are part of the Goodwill Greater Grand Rapids AmeriCorps Partnership program and help provide these career services to the community.
- Michigan's AmeriCorps Site Supervisor of the Month MAY 2015: As the Executive Director for CultureWorks Institute of Creative Arts in Holland, MI, Tori Pelz is responsible for creating the programming and spearheading fund-development to support the organization. She is also a site supervisor for the Faith In Youth Partnership AmeriCorps member placed at her site. CultureWorks provides a nurturing environment where professional teaching artists and designers work with middle and high school students from all backgrounds to inspire curiosity, uncover ...
AmeriCorps Alums/Alum of the Month
- Michigan's AmeriCorps Alum Spotlight APRIL 2015: When Bridget Hillard began her service with the Superior AmeriCorps program in 2012, she was new to the Houghton area and struggling to find her place. "I had ten years of strong experience, a bachelor's degree, and after months of trying, had not had one interview," Bridget stated. "Through AmeriCorps, I found a community I fit into. And more importantly, I was able to make connections that led me to my current position as a site coordinator/regional trainer at South Range Elementary ...
- 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.