Labor and Economic Opportunity
What is AmeriCorps Week?
Each year during AmeriCorps Week, we recognize the commitment of AmeriCorps members and alums by highlighting the extraordinary impact AmeriCorps makes across our nation every day. This year, AmeriCorps Week will take place March 8-14, 2020. AmeriCorps Week is a time to salute AmeriCorps members and alums for their service, thank AmeriCorps community partners, and communicate AmeriCorps impact on communities and on the lives of those who serve.
For the latest AmeriCorps Week updates from the Corporation for National and Community Service, click here.
What does AmeriCorps do in Michigan?
AmeriCorps members have been "Getting Things Done" in Michigan since 1994. AmeriCorps members combat illiteracy, respond to disasters, build homes, mentor and tutor children, protect the environment, improve health care, and much more.
When does AmeriCorps Week take place?
This year, AmeriCorps Week will take place March 8-14, 2020.
Who can participate in AmeriCorps Week?
The broader the participation the better! Individuals and organizations with a special interest in AmeriCorps - especially members, programs, and alums - are encouraged to use their creativity to mark the week in any way they see fit. The choice is up to you!
What events are taking place during AmeriCorps Week?
Michigan's AmeriCorps programs are encouraged to use AmeriCorps Week as a way to educate their communities about the role, impact, and potential of national service.
We hope Michigan's AmeriCorps members and alums will consider scheduling one or more outreach presentations about AmeriCorps and national service during AmeriCorps Week. Reach out to a local nonprofit, high school or college, or other group that would benefit from learning about AmeriCorps.
What can I do during Michigan's AmeriCorps Week?
Top Five Ways to Get Involved During AmeriCorps Week
Those with a special interest in AmeriCorps are encouraged to use their creativity to mark the week in any way they see fit. For example, members and alumni could make presentations to students or community groups. Grantees could stage an open house, service project, or volunteer fair. Local officials and leaders could be asked to serve as an AmeriCorps member for a day. And members and programs could spread the word about the power of service by writing letters to the editor or blogging about their service online.
Are there resources available for Michigan's AmeriCorps programs?
Yes, the MCSC has created an AmeriCorps Week Toolkit. It contains a variety of resources and ideas to help Michigan's AmeriCorps programs increase their visibility and plan activities.