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

    AUGUST 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 - August 2016: Daniel VanderMolen, Goodwill Michigan's AmeriCorps Site Supervisor of the Month

    AUGUST 2016: After a series of organizational changes at Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids, Daniel VanderMolen’s role as the Employment Services Collaborative and Career Center Manager significantly expanded. In addition to taking on a new department, he went from supervising one AmeriCorps member to eight members who are part of the Goodwill Grand Rapids AmeriCorps Partnership.

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

    AUGUST 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 - September 2016: Katelyn Kovalik, Heart of West MI United Way Michigan's AmeriCorps Alum Spotlight

    SEPTEMBER 2016: After graduating with a degree in Advertising & Public Relations in 2012, Katelyn Kovalik served a year with the AmeriCorps NCCC Pacific Region FEMA Corps and another year as an AmeriCorps VISTA through the Heart of West Michigan United Way. “Both AmeriCorps service terms meant a great deal to me; it felt like I was simultaneously serving my country and my community,” Katelyn stated. “ ...

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