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 - January 2018: Ali Sesay, Cherry Health AmeriCorps Michigan's AmeriCorps Member of the Month

    JANUARY 2018: Ali Sesay is serving his second full-time service year with the Cherry Health AmeriCorps program in Grand Rapids. Ali is placed at the Spectrum Health Community Medicine Clinic, where he helps coordinate care for the refugee patient population seen at the clinic. Ali is not a typical AmeriCorps member; he is a refugee himself and has had to learn everything about this country, from traffic laws to cultural norms, all on his own and all while learning to cope with the trauma he has endured on his own life’s journey. Despite this, or perhaps because of it, Ali arrives to the clinic every day with a smile on his face. 

  • MI AmeriCorps Site Supervisor of the Month - January 2018: BreAnna Lockhart, AMUS Michigan's AmeriCorps Site Supervisor of the Month

    JANUARY 2018: After serving as an AmeriCorps member with the AmeriCorps Urban Safety (AMUS) Project, BreAnna Lockhart was hired on as staff through Wayne State University. In her role, BreAnna is responsible for managing and supervising AmeriCorps members assigned to targeted Detroit neighborhoods. She also helps compile data for the Detroit Police Department analyzing monthly crime statistics. This data helps program staff, police, and community organizers, determine crime “hot spots” and implement strategies to combat crime and empower community residents.

  • MI AmeriCorps Site Supervisor of the Month - January 2018: Dave Martus Michigan's AmeriCorps Site Supervisor of the Month

    JANUARY 2018: As the Director of Youth Initiatives at the Michigan Community Service Commission (MCSC), Dave Martus is a lifelong advocate for connecting youth with the resources and mentors each child needs. In addition to leading Mentor Michigan, Dave coordinates the MCSC VISTA Youth Resource Coordinator program. With 12 VISTAs in five counties, the program aims to develop mechanisms for youth, parents, and youth-serving organizations to access resources that enhance the skill sets of youth.

AmeriCorps Alums/Alum of the Month

  • MI AmeriCorps Alum Spotlight - September 2017: Robb Morford, Together We Prepare Red Cross Michigan's AmeriCorps Alum Spotlight

    SEPTEMBER 2017: Community service has always been an important part of Robb Morford’s life. From a very young age, his parents had his siblings and him helping to better the community. Robb continued that trend by serving as a full-time AmeriCorps member with the Together We Prepare AmeriCorps program during the 2012-13 program year. Today, Robb’s AmeriCorps experience helps him as he travels the country assisting ...

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