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

Member/Site Supervisors of the Month

  • MI AmeriCorps Alum Spotlight - March 2016: Brittany Kuopus, Superior AmeriCorps Michigan's AmeriCorps Member of the Month

    MARCH 2016: Brittany Kuopus is currently serving her first year with the Superior AmeriCorps program in Houghton, located in Michigan’s far northwest Upper Peninsula. Members serving with the Superior AmeriCorps program provide education services to pre-K through third grade rural students at risk of reading failure. Brittany’s host site is BHK Child Development, which is a preschool that serves Head Start and Great Start School Readiness children and families. 

  • MI AmeriCorps Site Supervisor of the Month - April 2016: Cal Prins, Char-Em ISD Michigan's AmeriCorps Site Supervisor of the Month

    APRIL 2016: Central Elementary in Petoskey, Michigan boasts the motto ‘A Place Where Every Student Shines.’ However, this is more than just a motto for Central’s Principle Cal Prins. Before the bell rings each morning Cal walks the halls welcoming students and asking each one how their morning is going, calling each student by name. Cal’s ability to shine a light on students’ efforts and gifts makes him not only a wonderful principal, but also a great representation of the school’s values. Cal also serves as a site supervisor for the Char-Em ISD AmeriCorps program. 

  • MI AmeriCorps Site Supervisor of the Month - April 2016: Gerielle Stewart, Advise, MI Michigan's AmeriCorps Site Supervisor of the Month

    APRIL 2016: Working and serving in the same community in which she grew up, Gerielle Stewart is invested and committed to the everyday functions of Comstock High School and the students it educates. Her official title deems her the Dean of Seniors, but her reach expands deep into the community as a whole and to students in all grades. Gerielle has also excelled in the role of site supervisor for the Advise MI/Michigan State University College Advising Corps program. 

AmeriCorps Alums/Alum of the Month

  • MI AmeriCorps Alum Spotlight - April 2016: DeShawn Singleton, AMUS Michigan's AmeriCorps Alum Spotlight

    APRIL 2016: DeShawn Singleton viewed his AmeriCorps service with the AmeriCorps Urban Safety program as an opportunity to go into his community and make a difference. “My service kept me tied to the community,” DeShawn stated. “I am able to reach the younger generation to let them know how important it is to do community service where they live.”

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