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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 - August 2021: Sarah Cieslak, Safe Routes to Health Michigan's AmeriCorps Member of the Month

    AUGUST 2021: Sarah Cieslak joined the Safe Routes to Health AmeriCorps program this year "in the hopes of making a meaningful impact in the health and lives of those in the community that I live in." The Safe Routes to Health AmeriCorps Program, administered by the Michigan Fitness Foundation, engages AmeriCorps members throughout Michigan to address unmet health needs in underserved communities.

  • MI AmeriCorps Site Supervisor of the Month - July 2021: Holly Julian, MSU Extension Michigan's AmeriCorps Site Supervisor of the Month

    JULY 2021: As the 4-H Program Coordinator at Bay County MSU Extension, Holly Mueller provides leadership and oversight for Bay County 4-H programs, volunteers, and youth participants. She also serves as an AmeriCorps site supervisor for 4-H STEAM Corps members that serve in Bay County.

  • 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 - August 2021: Kathleen Matkovic, Peckham Michigan's AmeriCorps Alum Spotlight

    AUGUST 2021: In 2017-18, Kathleen Matkovic served with the Economic Opportunity Coaching Corps AmeriCorps program, which is administered by Peckham Inc. Economic Opportunity Coaching Corps members coach people with disabilities, refugees, and low-income individuals in the areas of financial literacy, adult education, employability skill development, and tax preparation to help them achieve and maintain economic stability.

     

  • 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.