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Michigan's AmeriCorps Site Supervisor of the Month
Site Supervisor of the Month – March 2023: Reece Burton, Economic Opportunity Coaching AmeriCorps Program
Reece Burton served from 2018-2019 with the Economic Opportunity Coaching AmeriCorps Program,at Peckham, Inc. in Lansing, MI. The Economic Opportunity Coaching Program AmeriCorps members coach people with disabilities, refugees, and low-income individuals in the areas of financial literacy, adult education, employability skill development and tax preparation to help them achieve and maintain economic stability.
Burton attended Olivet college and received his B.A. in Psychology. During his studies, he took time to complete a service year. After his service and studies were complete, Burton wanted to continue assisting those needing employment assistance and was hired at Peckham as a Vocational Training Specialist and Site Supervisor of AmeriCorps members. To Burton, AmeriCorps service means providing an experience that focuses on service and training,” continuing by stating that he would “like to make a service year more influential than formal undergraduate education.”
Burton’s passion for AmeriCorps and human services has allowed him to recently accept a new position as AmeriCorps Program Director for Peckham. In this role he hopes to continue to grow and develop the members and the program. According to AmeriCorps member, Tessa Link, Burton is “one of the best and always willing to lend a hand and idea,” she continues, stating that “he offers great communication and constructive criticism.”
Learn more about the Economic Opportunity Coaching AmeriCorps Program, Michigan's Coalition Against Homelessness and other Michigan’s AmeriCorps programs making a positive impact in communities across Michigan. For more information about AmeriCorps, visit www.americorps.gov.