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 - June 2016: Carrie Roper, Family Literacy Program Michigan's AmeriCorps Member of the Month

    JUNE 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 - June 2016: Amy Slagboom, MI Education Corps Michigan's AmeriCorps Site Supervisor of the Month

    JUNE 2016: As a Reading Specialist at both Coit Creative Arts Academy and Brookside Elementary School, Amy Slagboom works hard to ensure students have the support they need to read at grade level. Amy also serves as an Internal Coach and site supervisor for the six MEC AmeriCorps members serving as tutors at Coit and Brookside Elementary.  

  • MI AmeriCorps Site Supervisor of the Month - May 2016: Linda Cieciek, Red Cross Together We Prepare Michigan's AmeriCorps Site Supervisor of the Month

    JUNE 2016: Linda Cieciek is the Volunteer Services Specialist for the Southeast Michigan Region of the American Red Cross, as well as a site supervisor for three AmeriCorps members who are part of the Together We Prepare AmeriCorps program. As a site supervisor, Linda helps support member growth by providing valuable resources and guidance when needed.  

AmeriCorps Alums/Alum of the Month

  • MI AmeriCorps Alum Spotlight - June 2016: Jessica Young, Family Literacy Program Michigan's AmeriCorps Alum Spotlight

    JUNE 2016: After living and teaching in Tanzania, Africa, Jessica Young returned to the United States and jumped into a growing service industry. After a few years of feeling unfulfilled, Jessica began volunteering as a tutor in the Literacy Center’s Adult Tutoring Program in Grand Rapids. This volunteer opportunity led her to their AmeriCorps program, where she served three terms with the Family Literacy Program from 2011-2014.

  • 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.