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 - March 2017: Claira Freeman, Family Literacy Program Michigan's AmeriCorps Member of the Month

    MARCH 2017: Claira Freeman has served as a full-time AmeriCorps member with the Family Literacy Program since August 2015 as the AmeriCorps Volunteer Recruiter. As the Volunteer Recruiter, Claira is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with the Family Literacy Program volunteers. She is passionate about identifying and recruiting groups of people who are unaware of this volunteer opportunity or who may not see how service relates to their career goals. 

  • MI AmeriCorps Site Supervisor of the Month - March 2017: Lisa Carter, AmeriCorps Urban Safety Michigan's AmeriCorps Site Supervisor of the Month

    MARCH 2017: Lisa Carter is a lifelong resident of the City of Detroit. She attended Detroit Public Schools and graduated from Cass Technical High School. Currently, she works as a Research Assistant and Member Coordinator for the AmeriCorps Urban Safety Project at Wayne State University’s Center for Urban Studies.

  • MI AmeriCorps Site Supervisor of the Month - March 2017: Becky Leist, Char-Em ISD Michigan's AmeriCorps Site Supervisor of the Month

    MARCH 2017: After working as a high school English teacher at Concord Academy Boyne in Northern Michigan for eight years, Becky Leist transitioned into the role of administrator, which she has now been doing for five years. She also serves as a site supervisor for the Char-Em ISD AmeriCorps program.

AmeriCorps Alums/Alum of the Month

  • MI AmeriCorps Alum Spotlight - February 2017: Greg Fenech, AmeriCorps Urban Safety Program Michigan's AmeriCorps Alum Spotlight

    FEBRUARY 2017: During the 2011-2012 program year, Gregory Fenech joined the AmeriCorps Urban Safety Program at the Center for Urban Studies at 

  • 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.