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Michigan'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

• AmeriCorps 20th Anniversary On September 20, 2013, CNCS kicked off our celebration of the extraordinary impact of AmeriCorps and its 20 years of serving America. Through events, stories, and service projects, CNCS and the MCSC will recognize the contributions and commitment of AmeriCorps members and alums in strengthening our communities and country through national service. The resources on this page will help you promote two decades of "getting things done!"

• "Everyone Leads!" 2013 Michigan's AmeriCorps Member Celebration To kick-off a new year of AmeriCorps service, 400 Michigan's AmeriCorps members gathered in Lansing on November 21 to participate in the annual AmeriCorps Member Celebration. These members are dedicating a year of their lives to providing intensive, results-driven service in communities across Michigan and came together to celebrate their courage and commitment.

• Governor Snyder, Mayor Bing launch expansion of AmeriCorps Governor & Mayor Initiative Urban Safety Corps Gov. Rick Snyder and Mayor Dave Bing today announced the launch and expansion of an innovative crime reduction model in the city of Detroit: the AmeriCorps Governor & Mayor Initiative Urban Safety Corps Program. A unique public-private partnership, the program utilizes 36 AmeriCorps members as catalysts to mobilize and recruit community volunteers to join them in improving public safety in targeted Detroit neighborhoods.

• AmeriCorps Funding Creates More Than 700 Positions in Michigan The Michigan Community Service Commission (MCSC) announced today that 22 organizations are receiving $6,593,709 in AmeriCorps funding in 2013-2014. These organizations will place 756 members in communities across Michigan to help "Get Things Done" in our state.

• Available Positions with Michigan's AmeriCorps Programs Interested in becoming a Michigan's AmeriCorps member? Click here to learn which programs are currently recruiting members!


Member/Site Supervisors of the Month

MI AmeriCorps Member of the Month - April 2014: Vicki Newcomb, MI Foreclosure Prevention CorpsMichigan's AmeriCorps Member of the Month APRIL 2014: Since November 2011, Vicki Newcomb has demonstrated reliability and flexibility, and has increased the efficiency of the foreclosure program at the Michigan State University Extension (MSUE) office in Ionia. Vicki is a full-time AmeriCorps member serving with the Michigan Foreclosure Prevention Corps (MFPC).
Michigan's AmeriCorps Site Supervisor of the Month - April 2014: Denise KeiserMichigan's AmeriCorps Site Supervisor of the Month APRIL 2014: As the Executive Director at the Center for Financial Health, Denise Keiser has a number of important responsibilities ranging from business operations to homeowner education to outreach. The Center for Financial Health is a nonprofit agency that offers free help and education about homeownership and helps to change the misconceptions families and individuals have about buying and keeping their home. Denise is also a site supervisor for the Michigan Foreclosure Prevention Corps (MFPC) ...
Michigan's AmeriCorps Site Supervisor of the Month - April 2014: Patricia Osburn, Huron PinesMichigan's AmeriCorps Site Supervisor of the Month APRIL 2014: As the Administrator and Soil/Shoreline Officer of the Otsego Conservation District in Gaylord, Michigan, Patricia Osburn plays an essential role in helping residents in Otsego County manage their natural resources wisely. Patricia works to meet the goals of landowners while providing knowledge of natural resources to ensure sustainability and conservation. Patricia is also an AmeriCorps Site Supervisor for the Huron Pines AmeriCorps program.

AmeriCorps Alums/Alum of the Month

Michigan's AmeriCorps Alum Spotlight - April 2014: Sara CambensyMichigan's AmeriCorps Alum Spotlight APRIL 2014: Civic engagement comes naturally to Sara Cambensy. A lifelong resident of Marquette, Michigan, Sara grew up working for her father as a land surveying assistant and developed an interest in public administration while learning the statutory requirements necessary to file legal land documents with the Registrar of Deeds Office (Clerk) at both the municipal and county level. Sara went on to serve as a full-time AmeriCorps member with the MARESA (Marquette Alger Regional Education Service ...
AmeriCorps Alums logoAmeriCorps Alums Calling all friends of AmeriCorps! Join AmeriCorps alums, current AmeriCorps members, and champions of service in the AmeriCorps Alums network. Registration is free and entitles you to many benefits, including career search assistance, discounts, and networking opportunities.

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