What is AmeriCorps?
AmeriCorps 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 address their toughest challenges. To support the placement of AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers in communities, the AmeriCorps agency administers grants 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.
Funds Available For New and Recompeting Michigan's AmeriCorps Programs
Federal funds are currently available to support new and recompeting Michigan's AmeriCorps programs to start in the fall of 2022 for a 12-month program cycle.
Michigan's AmeriCorps Spotlight of the Month
Michigan's AmeriCorps Member of the Month
Julia Zemmol is a full-time AmeriCorps member with the AdviseMI AmeriCorps program, where she serves at Center Line High School in Macomb County. AdviseMI is an AmeriCorps program administered by the Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) that places recent college graduates in selected high schools across Michigan to support students as they make the transition from high school to postsecondary education.
Michigan's AmeriCorps Site Supervisor of the Month
In addition to being a Disaster Program Specialist at the American Red Cross, Carnel Richardson is also the AmeriCorps site supervisor for the Detroit chapter of the Together We Prepare AmeriCorps program. The Together We Prepare program is administered by the American Red Cross and members serve as part of the disaster team to provide preparedness presentations and installing smoke alarms for members of the community.
Michigan's AmeriCorps Alum Spotlight
To Megan West, service means opportunity, experience, and connections. As an AmeriCorps member with the Michigan Education Corps from 2018-2021, Megan served as an at-risk tutor and internal coach at Fancher Elementary School in Mount Pleasant.
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. AmeriCorps Alums is now part of Service Year Alliance.