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.


Member/Site Supervisors of the Month

  • MI AmeriCorps Member of the Month - June 2016: Carrie Roper, Family Literacy Program Michigan's AmeriCorps Member of the Month

    JUNE 2016: Following the completion of a half-time term of service in the spring of 2015, Carrie Roper decided to return as a full-time AmeriCorps member with the Family Literacy AmeriCorps Program, which operates out of the Literacy Center of West Michigan in Grand Rapids. During her two service terms, Carrie has impacted 29 parents and 68 children.

  • MI AmeriCorps Site Supervisor of the Month - June 2016: Amy Slagboom, MI Education Corps Michigan's AmeriCorps Site Supervisor of the Month

    JULY 2016: As a Reading Specialist at both Coit Creative Arts Academy and Brookside Elementary School, Amy Slagboom works hard to ensure students have the support they need to read at grade level. Amy also serves as an Internal Coach and site supervisor for the six MEC AmeriCorps members serving as tutors at Coit and Brookside Elementary.  

  • MI AmeriCorps Site Supervisor of the Month - July 2016: Steve Martin, MARESA Michigan's AmeriCorps Site Supervisor of the Month

    JULY 2016: As the principal of Escanaba Upper Elementary School in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Steve Martin has the immense responsibility of caring for the staff and students throughout the year. He is also a site supervisor for the MARESA Get Ready, Get Reading AmeriCorps program, and shows equal care for Michele Owens, who is the full-time AmeriCorps member placed at that site. 

AmeriCorps Alums/Alum of the Month

  • MI AmeriCorps Alum Spotlight - July 2016: Darin Crosby, Goodwill Michigan's AmeriCorps Alum Spotlight

    JULY 2016: Darin Crosby was one of six original AmeriCorps members who served at Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids during the 2007-08 program year. Following his term of service, Darin was offered a job with Goodwill where he is s ...

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