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.


Member/Site Supervisors of the Month

  • MI AmeriCorps Member of the Month - February 2018: Jennifer Tompkins, MI Financial Opportunity Corps Michigan's AmeriCorps Member of the Month

    FEBRUARY 2018: There are few AmeriCorps members who have demonstrated the level of dedication and commitment that Jennifer (Jen) Tompkins has shown. Jen is serving her third full-time term with the Michigan Financial Opportunity Corps. Jen serves as the Community Resource Specialist with the Asset Independence Coalition (AIC) in Lansing. In this role, she wears many hats and has been able to make a tremendous impact. 

  • MI AmeriCorps Site Supervisor of the Month - January 2018: BreAnna Lockhart, AMUS Michigan's AmeriCorps Site Supervisor of the Month

    FEBRUARY 2018: After serving as an AmeriCorps member with the AmeriCorps Urban Safety (AMUS) Project, BreAnna Lockhart was hired on as staff through Wayne State University. In her role, BreAnna is responsible for managing and supervising AmeriCorps members assigned to targeted Detroit neighborhoods. She also helps compile data for the Detroit Police Department analyzing monthly crime statistics. This data helps program staff, police, and community organizers, determine crime “hot spots” and implement strategies to combat crime and empower community residents.

  • Michihgan Michigan's AmeriCorps Site Supervisor of the Month

    FEBRUARY 2018: Katie Danicek is an internal coach for the Michigan Education Corps (MEC) – Reading Corps program at Edgewood Elementary School in Fruitport, MI. She is an effective supervisor with a strong knowledge of the AmeriCorps program goals, as well as the expectations and requirements for each member and service site. 

AmeriCorps Alums/Alum of the Month

  • MI AmeriCorps Alum Spotlight - February 2018: Alyse Nichols, MSUCAC Michigan's AmeriCorps Alum Spotlight

    FEBRUARY 2018: For Alyse Nichols, her service as an AmeriCorps member with the MSU College Advising Corps from 2014-2016 helped bring into focus her love for service and trying to right inequities that exist within communities. As a result of her experience, she ...

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