2017 Regional Russ Mawby Signature Service Projects

Each year, the Regional Russ Mawby Signature Service Projects bring hundreds of AmeriCorps members to various Michigan communities for a day of intensive service. By the end of the day, several projects are completed, visibly demonstrating the power of Michigan's AmeriCorps members in action. The 2017 projects took place on May 19 and 20 in the following regions:

  • Mid-MI (Lansing)
  • West MI (Grand Rapids)
  • Northern MI (Grayling)
  • Flint/Tri-Cities (Flint)
  • SE MI (Detroit)
  • Upper Peninsula (Hancock)

The service projects looked different for each region, but they all highlighted the importance of AmeriCorps and national service. Click here to view the 2017 RMSSP recap.

2016 RMSSP Recap:

Click here to view the 2016 Regional Russ Mawby Signature Service Project recap. 

Who Is Russ Mawby?

Dr. Russell –“Russ”– Mawby is a tremendous advocate for youth and volunteer service. He spent the majority of his career leading the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in Battle Creek. Dr. Mawby is now chair emeritus and trustee of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. During his 36-year tenure, he served as a program officer, vice president, CEO, and chair of the Foundation. While serving as CEO and chair, Dr. Mawby was instrumental in convening a series of meetings leading to the formation of the Michigan Community Service Commission (MCSC). Dr. Mawby was appointed to the MCSC on September 13, 2000, where he served as chair until 2003. To honor Dr. Mawby’s commitment to volunteerism, service, and AmeriCorps, it was only fitting that the service project be renamed the Michigan’s AmeriCorps Russ Mawby Signature Service Project.