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.


  • 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 - September 2018 - Jacob Oliver, Superior AmeriCorps Michigan's AmeriCorps Member of the Month

    SEPTEMBER 2018: Jacob Oliver helps approximately sixty preschoolers each week improve their literacy skills while serving with the Superior AmeriCorps program in Houghton, MI in the upper peninsula. The Superior AmeriCorps program, administered by BHK Child Development Board, utilizes AmeriCorps members to provide evidenced based and informed education services to pre-kindergarten through third grade rural students at risk of reading failure.

  • MI AmeriCorps Site Supervisor of the Month - September 2018: Jess Eglington, Cherry Health Michigan's AmeriCorps Site Supervisor of the Month

    SEPTEMBER 2018: Jess Eglinton is the Executive Assistant at Catherine’s Health Center, a nonprofit health center in northeast Grand Rapids that provides care to underserved populations. She is also a site supervisor for the Cherry Health AmeriCorps program.

  • MI AmeriCorps Site Supervisor of the Month - September 2018: Susan Thiel, Huron Pines Michigan's AmeriCorps Site Supervisor of the Month

    SEPTEMBER 2018: Susan Thiel has set the bar high for other site supervisors by serving as a mentor not only to her AmeriCorps members, but also to other site supervisors within the Huron Pines AmeriCorps program. Susan first hosted a Huron Pines AmeriCorps member during the 2014-15 program year and has been an incredibly supportive supervisor for her members each year since.

AmeriCorps Alums/Alum of the Month

  • MI AmeriCorps Alum Spotlight - September 2018: Talor Musil, MI Campaign to End Homelessness Michigan's AmeriCorps Alum Spotlight

    SEPTEMBER 2018: During her AmeriCorps service with the Michigan’s Campaign to End Homelessness AmeriCorps program, Talor Musil was an outreach member at the Salvation Army Social Services of Kent County. In her role, Talor helped connect ...

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