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

  • Member of the Month - April 2018: Barb VanderJagt, Peckham AmeriCorps Michigan's AmeriCorps Member of the Month

    APRIL 2018: In 2014, Barb VanderJagt survived a traumatic brain injury (TBI) that altered her memory and learning abilities. She had to learn to read and speak all over again. At the time, Barb was in the middle of completing a Master’s Program at Oakland University and was teaching children with Autism Disorder. The TBI put a damper on Barb’s goals and a halt on her education. She thought she may never complete school or return to work. A few years later, Barb found AmeriCorps

  • MI AmeriCorps Site Supervisor of the Month - April 2018: Meghan Zyburski, Playworks Michigan's AmeriCorps Site Supervisor of the Month

    APRIL 2018: Meghan Zyburski’s passion for youth development blossomed during her time at Grand Valley State University when she studied abroad in Ghana. There, she worked at the Department of Social Welfare in Cape Coast serving children in day care centers, orphanages, and schools. Meghan is currently employed with Playworks, where she began working in 2016 as a Program Coordinator in Detroit Public Schools. She was then promoted to Program Associate and now recently promoted to Program Manager.

  • MI AmeriCorps Site Supervisor of the Month - April 2018: Jennifer Clement, City Year Detroit Michigan's AmeriCorps Site Supervisor of the Month

    APRIL 2018: Part of AmeriCorps’ mission is “to strengthen the communities and develop leaders through team-based national and community service.” As an Impact Manager for City Year Detroit, Jenny shows continuous understanding of this mission as she works diligently to see progression of the team of AmeriCorps members she leads.

AmeriCorps Alums/Alum of the Month

  • MI AmeriCorps Alum Spotlight - February 2018: Alyse Nichols, MSUCAC Michigan's AmeriCorps Alum Spotlight

    FEBRUARY 2018: For Alyse Nichols, her service as an AmeriCorps member with the MSU College Advising Corps from 2014-2016 helped bring into focus her love for service and trying to right inequities that exist within communities. As a result of her experience, she ...

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