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 - 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 - January 2019: Raul Galvan, Red Cross Michigan's AmeriCorps Site Supervisor of the Month

    JANUARY 2019: Raul Galvan, Disaster Program Manager at the American Red Cross of Southwest Michigan in Kalamazoo, is not only passionate about preventing and alleviating human suffering in the face of emergencies, but he is also a dedicated AmeriCorps site supervisor. 

  • MI AmeriCorps Site Supervisor of the Month - January 2019: Jackie DeMull, Cherry Health Michigan's AmeriCorps Site Supervisor of the Month

    JANUARY 2019: As the program coordinator for the Women's Health Network program at Cherry Health, Jackie DeMull is willing to go the extra mile, and then some, to make sure the patients they serve have access to the best care available. She has been making a difference in people's lives for almost two decades at Cherry Health.

AmeriCorps Alums/Alum of the Month

  • MI AmeriCorps Alum Spotlight - January 2019: Queyonna Hunt, Family Literacy Program Michigan's AmeriCorps Alum Spotlight

    JANUARY 2019: Queyonna Hunt loved nothing more than riding her bike to the local library when she was a child. When she was 12 years old, she dreamed of becoming a poet. Upon graduation, she started working as a professional freelance writer. However, it wasn't until she served as an AmeriCorps Family Literacy Tutor that she truly fell in love with helping others improve their literacy skills. 

     

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