Happy AmeriCorps Week - March 12 - 18, 2023
Celebrating the best of America!
Thank you to all AmeriCorps & AmeriCorps Senior Members who serve to make our communities stronger.
Last year more than 7,600 Americans of all ages and backgrounds united to meet local needs, strengthen communities, and expand opportunity through national service in Michigan. AmeriCorps invested more than $27.5 million in federal funding to support cost-effective community solutions, working hand in hand with local partners to empower individuals to help communities tackle their toughest challenges.
AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers are preparing today’s students for tomorrow’s jobs, helping communities and families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, connecting veterans to services, fighting the opioid epidemic, helping seniors live independently, rebuilding communities after disasters, and leading conservation and climate change efforts.
AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers served at more than 1,400 locations across Michigan, including schools, food banks, homeless shelters, health clinics, youth centers, veterans facilities, and other nonprofit and faith-based organizations. Through a unique public-private partnership, AmeriCorps and its partners generated more than $17 million in outside resources from businesses, foundations, public agencies, and other sources in Michigan last year. This local support strengthened community impact and increased the return on taxpayer dollars.
These members who are apart of the AmeriCorps Seniors (age 55+), provide service to our classrooms. They provide one-to-one support to students that have exceptional needs in grades from preK - 12. Foster Grandparent Members are role models, tutors, and mentors.
For more information contact Carol Hart (817) 675-0063 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Michigan Education Corps (Reading Corps)
These MEC members work with students, from PreK - 8th grade, ensuring each student has a chance to succeed.
For more information contact Holly Windram at (616) 301-8000.
Retired & Senior Volunteer Program
The RSVP Members, ages 55+, assist in stabilizing food insecurities, income stability, medical transportation, assisting in education readiness and cultural heritage support.
Senior Companion Program
Members in AmeriCorps Seniors (age 55+), provide support and companionship to older Americans choosing to remain living independently. SCP volunteers spend up to 5 hours weekly with their clients paling around running errands, shopping, lunching, etc.