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

  • "Made In AmeriCorps!" – 2014 Michigan's AmeriCorps Member Celebration More than 400 Michigan's AmeriCorps State, VISTA, and National members came together in Lansing on November 20, 2014 for a day of training, networking, and recognition. The event, hosted by the Michigan Community Service Commission, helped prepare AmeriCorps members for their year of service and celebrate the courage of their commitment.
  • 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!
  • Funds Available For New and Re-Competing Michigan's AmeriCorps Programs Federal funds are available to support new and recompeting Michigan's AmeriCorps programs to start in the fall of 2015 for a 12-month program cycle.
  • 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!"
  • 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.

Member/Site Supervisors of the Month

  • AmeriCorps Member of the Month - July 2015: Cheryl Fitzgerald, Cherry Health Community HealthCorps Michigan's AmeriCorps Member of the Month JULY 2015: In her first year as a full-time AmeriCorps member with the Cherry Health Community HealthCorps, Cheryl Fitzgerald has contributed to the Community HealthCorps team in a variety of ways. At Leonard Street Counseling, Cheryl meets with new patients who are seeking services for mental health concerns and assists them with applying for funding through the county's mental health authority.
  • AmeriCorps Site Supervisor of the Month - July 2015: Darrin Lucas, MI Foreclosure Prevention Corps Michigan's AmeriCorps Site Supervisor of the Month JULY 2015: Darrin Lucas has been employed with Home Repair Services in Grand Rapids for 14 years. Home Repair Services (HRS) provides a variety of services to the community including financial literacy training, home repair training, and housing counseling. In his time at HRS, Darrin has worked as a housing counselor for 13 years and was recently promoted to the role of housing counseling department supervisor, as well as the new human resource manager. He is also the designated site supervisor ...

AmeriCorps Alums/Alum of the Month

  • MI AmeriCorps Alum Spotlight - July 2015: Shantinique Beverly, Healthy Kids Healthy Futures Michigan's AmeriCorps Alum Spotlight JULY 2015: Helping others doesn't cost Shantinique Beverly energy. It provides the energy. The Detroit native learned this lesson about herself through her studies and learning-based community service while at Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU), where she graduated from in May. Beverly's involvement on campus led her to work with the United Way of Saginaw County's Healthy Kids Healthy Futures Partnership AmeriCorps program.
  • AmeriCorps Alums logo AmeriCorps 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.