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  • 2020 Michigan's AmeriCorps Member Celebration

    More than 600 Michigan's AmeriCorps State, VISTA, and National members came together virtually on November 19, 2020 for a day of training, networking, and recognition. The event, hosted by the Michigan Community Service Commission, helped prepare AmeriCorps members for their year of service and celebrated the courage of their commitment.

  • Funding For New and Recompeting Michigan's AmeriCorps Programs

    Federal funds will be available in the fall of 2021 to support new and recompeting Michigan's AmeriCorps programs to start in the fall of 2022 for a 12-month program cycle.

Member/Site Supervisors of the Month

  • MI AmeriCorps Member of the Month - September 2021: Ozlem Okutkan, AMUS Michigan's AmeriCorps Member of the Month

    SEPTEMBER 2021: Originally from Turkey, Ozlem Okutkam immigrated to the United States ten years ago and now calls Detroit home. She earned her bachelor's degree in international politics and has worked at several global logistics companies as an export-import specialist. But when the COVID-19 pandemic started, Ozlem wanted to find an opportunity to support her community through this difficult time. That's when she found the AmeriCorps Urban Safety (AMUS) Program and decided to join as an AmeriCorps member.

  • MI AmeriCorps Site Supervisor of the Month - September 2021: Ada Takacs, Huron Pines Michigan's AmeriCorps Site Supervisor of the Month

    SEPTEMBER 2021: Ada Takacs is a Department Specialist for the Forest Resources Division of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) based out of Traverse City. She manages several statewide DNR programs that connect Michiganders to the many forests, wetlands, trails, and natural areas of the Great Lakes State. In addition to her primary role, Ada has been a site supervisor with the Huron Pines AmeriCorps program for the past five years. 

  • MI AmeriCorps Site Supervisor of the Month - August 2021: Marisol Blanco, College Completion Corps Michigan's AmeriCorps Site Supervisor of the Month

    AUGUST 2021: As the Associate Director of the College Success Center at Grand Rapids Community College, Marisol Blanco is dedicated to student success and retention. In addition to overseeing the College Success Center activities and staff, Marisol also serves as the AmeriCorps site supervisor for two College Completion Corps AmeriCorps members.

AmeriCorps Alums/Alum of the Month

  • MI AmeriCorps Alum Spotlight - September 2021: Justin Cory, American Red Cross Michigan's AmeriCorps Alum Spotlight

    SEPTEMBER 2021: Justin Cory served with the Together We Prepare AmeriCorps program during the 2019-20 program year as a Disaster Cycle Services AmeriCorps member at the American Red Cross in Grand Rapids. The Together We Prepare AmeriCorps program strives to improve the capacity of communities to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters in locations across Michigan. After completing his service term, Justin was hired by the American Red Cross Chapter where he served and now works as a Disaster Program Specialist.


  • 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. AmeriCorps Alums is now part of Service Year Alliance