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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.

  • 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 2021 for a 12-month program cycle.

Member/Site Supervisors of the Month

  • MI AmeriCorps Member of the Month - May 2021: Emily Diller, Red Cross Together We Prepare Michigan's AmeriCorps Member of the Month

    MAY 2021: As a member of the Together We Prepare AmeriCorps program, Emily Diller helps communities prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters. Emily is involved in overseeing a variety of specialized issues such as youth disaster preparedness education and disaster action response. This year, Emily has used her creativity to bring disaster preparedness education to new populations and community partners.

  • MI AmeriCorps Site Supervisor of the Month - May 2021: Melissa Cummings, Peckham, Inc. Michigan's AmeriCorps Site Supervisor of the Month

    MAY 2021: Melissa Cummings truly embodies the mission of Peckham, Inc., a nonprofit vocational rehabilitation organization that provides job training opportunities for persons with significant disabilities and other barriers to employment. To successfully juggle her many responsibilities, Melissa relies on a partnership with the AmeriCorps members that she supervises to add an additional layer of support for the clients that they both serve.One characteristic that makes Melissa stand out as an excellent supervisor is her ability to see opportunities when others might only see challenges. 

  • MI AmeriCorps Site Supervisor of the Month - May 2021: Linda Robinson, Michigan Education Corps Michigan's AmeriCorps Site Supervisor of the Month

    MAY 2021: Each day, Linda Robinson supports students at Endeavor Elementary in Kentwood, Michigan. As a para-pro, she leads reading interventions with elementary-age students, acts as a support system for students when they are struggling and helps students who need behavior improvement strategies and supports. Additionally, Linda serves as a site supervisor and internal coach for the Michigan Education Corps Reading Corps and Math Corps members. 

AmeriCorps Alums/Alum of the Month

  • MI AmeriCorps Alum Spotlight - May 2021: Daniel Wrona, CEDAM Michigan's AmeriCorps Alum Spotlight

    MAY 2021: As part of the Michigan Financial Opportunity Corps, Daniel Wrona served two years as an AmeriCorps member at Community Housing Network, Inc. His service involved facilitating financial education workshops at various community spaces throughout the Detroit Metropolitan area. After his AmeriCorps service ended, Daniel was hired on as a Case Manager with Community Housing Network's Eviction Diversion Program (EDP). He not only provided direct service to clients, but he also served as a Team Leader managing eight to ten other staff members who processed the intial client applications and assessed the supporting documents that clients provided.

     

  • 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.