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 - April 2017: Steven Snider, Cherry Health AmeriCorps Michigan's AmeriCorps Member of the Month

    APRIL 2017: Steven Snider is an excellent representation of what AmeriCorps service is all about. His passion for helping others is apparent to anyone who meets him. Steven first learned about the Cherry Health AmeriCorps program while in college, and he was excited to have an opportunity to serve his community while gaining valuable knowledge about public health and the barriers faced by underserved individuals.

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

    APRIL 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 - April 2017: Kris Ruthven, AdviseMI Michigan's AmeriCorps Site Supervisor of the Month

    APRIL 2017: As the Guidance Counselor at White Cloud Junior/Senior High School in White Cloud, MI, Kris Ruthven has become accustomed to wearing multiple hats. In addition to working with students in grades 6-12, she is also an AmeriCorps site supervisor for the Michigan State University College Advising Corps (MSUCAC).  

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.