What Disability/Inclusion Means to the Michigan Community Service Commission
National service programs like AmeriCorps and Senior Corps offer participants significant opportunities for personal and professional growth through service to the community. While these opportunities are important to everyone, they can be particularly significant in the lives of people with disabilities. On a personal level, national service provides participants with opportunities to learn about themselves and their responsibility to their neighborhoods and communities. Through service and interaction with other national service participants, program staff, and community members, participants will discover the power that each individual has to bring about positive change. Participants will also learn collaboration, communication, leadership, and other life skills. Professionally, national service can help participants prepare for future employment by providing ongoing training and practical experience in a variety of fields. For individuals with disabilities, the chance to go out into the community and serve others can change perspectives - their own and those of others.