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 Member of the Month - December 2015: Christina Gardner, Superior AmeriCorps Michigan's AmeriCorps Member of the Month

    JANUARY 2016: Christina Gardner has been coined as the “Energizer Bunny” by the South Range Elementary School staff because she is continually on the move serving students in the most respectful, sincere, and professional way. Christina is in her second year as a full-time AmeriCorps member with the Superior AmeriCorps program in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

  • MI AmeriCorps Site Supervisor of the Month - January 2016: Anna Balzer, Detroit Youth Energy Squad Michigan's AmeriCorps Site Supervisor of the Month

    JANUARY 2016: Anna Balzer’s passion lies at the intersection of sustainability, urban development, and social justice, which is an excellent fit for her role as Program Manager for the Detroit Youth Energy Squad AmeriCorps program. The Detroit Youth Energy Squad (DYES), a program of EcoWorks, cultivates the next generation of green leaders by engaging youth from diverse backgrounds in hands-on service learning projects that make their homes, schools, and communities more sustainable.

  • MI AmeriCorps Site Supervisor of the Month - January 2016: Steven Bowman, City Year Detroit Michigan's AmeriCorps Site Supervisor of the Month

    JANUARY 2016: As an Impact Manager for City Year Detroit, Steven Bowman is responsible for managing and leading nine full-time AmeriCorps Members through ten months of national service. Steven oversees members providing near-peer tutoring and mentoring to students in grades 3 through 8 at Burns Elementary-Middle School in Detroit. Through his resilient leadership and passion for the city of Detroit and its residents, Steven consistently exemplifies his commitment to strengthen communities and develop leaders through team-based national and community service.

AmeriCorps Alums/Alum of the Month

  • MI AmeriCorps Alum Spotlight - December 2015: Jennifer LoPiccolo Michigan's AmeriCorps Alum Spotlight

    JANUARY 2016: Jennifer LoPiccolo is a writer, educator, and activist living in the Metro Detroit Area. She graduated from Wayne State University with a Bachelor’s in English Literature where she concentrated on creative writing and received theTompkins Awards in both Poetry and Creative Non-Fiction. During the 2013-14 school year, Jennifer served as an AmeriCorps member with the Project Graduation AmeriCorps program. 

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