What is AmeriCorps?

  • Michigan's AmeriCorps Logo, Small GIFMichigan's AmeriCorpsAmeriCorps 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 to address their toughest challenges. The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) administers AmeriCorps 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.

Spotlight

  • 2018 Michigan's AmeriCorps Member Celebration

    More than 650 Michigan's AmeriCorps State, VISTA, and National members will come together in Lansing on November 15, 2018 for a day of training, networking, and recognition. The event, hosted by the Michigan Community Service Commission, will help prepare AmeriCorps members for their year of service and celebrate the courage of their commitment.

  • Funds Available For New and Recompeting Michigan's AmeriCorps Programs

    Federal funds are available to support new and recompeting Michigan's AmeriCorps programs to start in the fall of 2019 for a 12-month program cycle.

Member/Site Supervisors of the Month

  • MI AmeriCorps Member of the Month - March 2019: Jean Aldrich-Simmons, Ingham County Michigan's AmeriCorps Member of the Month

    MARCH 2019: After completing a summer term of service with the Ingham County Health Department (ICHD) AmeriCorps Program at the Greater Lansing Food Bank’s Garden Project, Jean Aldrich-Simmons felt humbled by the impact her service had on Lansing neighbors and inspired by the sense of community she felt. This led to her decision to stay on with the program.

  • MI AmeriCorps Site Supervisor of the Month - April 2018: Meghan Zyburski, Playworks Michigan's AmeriCorps Site Supervisor of the Month

    MARCH 2019: Meghan Zyburski’s passion for youth development blossomed during her time at Grand Valley State University when she studied abroad in Ghana. There, she worked at the Department of Social Welfare in Cape Coast serving children in day care centers, orphanages, and schools. Meghan is currently employed with Playworks, where she began working in 2016 as a Program Coordinator in Detroit Public Schools. She was then promoted to Program Associate and then became Program Manager in 2018.

  • MI AmeriCorps Site Supervisor of the Month - March 2019: John Krohn, Ingham County Michigan's AmeriCorps Site Supervisor of the Month

    MARCH 2019: John Krohn has been a Lansing resident for sixteen years and has truly become a pillar of strength and empowerment in his community. As the Garden Program Director with the Ingham County Land Bank, John works to connect local residents to the resources necessary to grow food for their families and communities. John is also a site supervisor for the Ingham County Health Department AmeriCorps Program.

AmeriCorps Alums/Alum of the Month

  • MI AmeriCorps Alum Spotlight - March 2019: Ali VanOverbeke, AdviseMI-MSUCAC Michigan's AmeriCorps Alum Spotlight

    MARCH 2019: Ali Van Overbeke graduated from Michigan State University in 2016 with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Relations and Policy, with a double minor in Spanish and Peace & Justice Studies. Throughout her undergraduate experience, Ali took a special focus on the American Dream and how it related to obtainment of a degree beyond high school. Upon graduating, Ali decided to apply for the AdviseMI/MSU College Advising ...

  • AmeriCorps Alums logo AmeriCorps Alums 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.