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 - May 2016: Regan Postma-Montano, Faith In Youth Michigan's AmeriCorps Member of the Month

    MAY 2016: Prior to joining the Faith in Youth Partnership AmeriCorps program, Regan Postma-Montaño was a Spanish professor in Idaho. Regan demonstrated a strong desire to blend her previous teaching and language skills with her desire to directly support families within the Spanish speaking community in the Holland area. She is now in her second term of service with the program and continues to make a positive impact on not only the people she serves in the community, but also her fellow AmeriCorps members.

  • MI AmeriCorps Site Supervisor of the Month - April 2016: Cal Prins, Char-Em ISD Michigan's AmeriCorps Site Supervisor of the Month

    APRIL 2016: Central Elementary in Petoskey, Michigan boasts the motto ‘A Place Where Every Student Shines.’ However, this is more than just a motto for Central’s Principle Cal Prins. Before the bell rings each morning Cal walks the halls welcoming students and asking each one how their morning is going, calling each student by name. Cal’s ability to shine a light on students’ efforts and gifts makes him not only a wonderful principal, but also a great representation of the school’s values. Cal also serves as a site supervisor for the Char-Em ISD AmeriCorps program. 

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

    MAY 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 - May 2016: Ashley Bembenek, MARESA Michigan's AmeriCorps Alum Spotlight

    MAY 2016: Ashley Bembenek knew she wanted to work with children – she just didn’t know where or how. Having just graduated from college, Ashley decided to do a year of service with the MARESA Get Ready, Get Reading AmeriCorps program to help her figure out what she wanted to do with her life. 

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