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  • 2021 Michigan's AmeriCorps Member Celebration

    More than 500 Michigan's AmeriCorps State, VISTA, and National members came together virtually on November 18, 2021 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 are currently available 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 - January 2022: Jesse Wheeler, Peckham Michigan's AmeriCorps Member of the Month

    JANUARY 2022: Jesse Wheeler is currently serving his second year of AmeriCorps in the Economic Opportunity Coaching Program (EOCP) at Peckham, Inc. in Lansing. The Economic Opportunity Coaching Program utilizes AmeriCorps members to 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.

  • MI AmeriCorps Site Supervisor of the Month - January 2022: Daniel Kelly, MiCAH Michigan's AmeriCorps Site Supervisor of the Month

    JANUARY 2022: Daniel Kelly is the Executive Director of the Shelter Association of Washtenaw County (SAWC), a homeless service nonprofit organization dedicated to ending homelessness in Washtenaw County. SAWC provides emergency shelter and a wide variety of support services including medical care, shelter diversion, case management, and housing assistance. In addition to leading a team of dedicated staff, Daniel also serves as a site supervisor for an AmeriCorps member serving with the Michigan Coalition Against Homelessness AmeriCorps Program. 

  • MI AmeriCorps Site Supervisor of the Month - January 2022: Kendall Casey, AMUS Michigan's AmeriCorps Site Supervisor of the Month

    JANUARY 2022: Years ago, Kendall Casey served as a member of the AmeriCorps Urban Safety (AMUS) Program. When Kendall completed her service term, she was hired into a staff role to design and develop instructional support resources for AmeriCorps team members, Center for Urban Studies students, and Detroit residents. Now, Kendall is the Program Coordinator with the AMUS Program and focuses on a new initiative that involves a partnership with MDHHS to provide mitigation strategies to communities with high levels of lead in their water. 

AmeriCorps Alums/Alum of the Month

  • MI AmeriCorps Alum Spotlight - October 2021: Nicole Fisher, AmeriCorps Urban Safety Program Michigan's AmeriCorps Alum Spotlight

    OCTOBER 2021: Nicole Fisher is a dedicated and active resident of the Southwest Detroit community. Her passion for community service led her to join the AmeriCorps Urban Safety Program where she served multiple service terms between 2017-2020. The AmeriCorps Urban Safety Program (AMUS) implements initiatives to increase public safety and decrease victimization in neighborhoods throughout the City of Detroit. Not one to sit on the sidelines, Nicole steps up to make things happen. "AmeriCorps Urban Safety helped me strengthen my leadership abilities with the work I continue to do within the Southwest Detroit Community. I am the change I want to see in my community!" 

     

  • 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