- Michigan's AmeriCorps Member of the Month
JANUARY 2018: Ali Sesay is serving his second full-time service year with the Cherry Health AmeriCorps program in Grand Rapids. Ali is placed at the Spectrum Health Community Medicine Clinic, where he helps coordinate care for the refugee patient population seen at the clinic. Ali is not a typical AmeriCorps member; he is a refugee himself and has had to learn everything about this country, from traffic laws to cultural norms, all on his own and all while learning to cope with the trauma he has endured on his own life’s journey. Despite this, or perhaps because of it, Ali arrives to the clinic every day with a smile on his face.