- Annual living allowance of $12,530
- Eli Segal education award of $5,730 for successful completion of service year
- Qualified loans placed into forbearance and interest accrued during year paid
- Childcare benefits provided if eligible
- Health care insurance (for member only)
- Training opportunities
Members’ activities are limited in a way similar to federal employees. Members may not participate in political or religious activities during AmeriCorps service hours. More information on what this means to current and potential members can be found here.
Voices of AmeriCorps is a series published on CEDAM’s blog where members tell their stories and experiences while serving across Michigan. Read through all of the blog posts at cedam.info/blog.
Betsy Quakenbush, ICCF in Grand Rapids
“Since that visit, Kelly’s life has really been on the upward climb. She is going to school and getting a college degree, still working her steady job and also encouraging others to let their mothers know how much they love them. Kelly not only experienced a recent change in attitude towards life, but also towards our housing counseling.”
Read Betsy’s full blog here.
Rene Halberg, H.O.M.E. of Mackinac County
“We had more than 65 volunteers on a rainy day. The day ended with a beautiful gravel path leading from the nature center to the pond. There were thirteen bags of invasive species collected, five bags of trash, eight cover boards for the educational trail, an awesome hibernaculum for the reptiles to take refuge in for the winter, thirteen bird houses built and installed along with 1,260 native plants planted. All on a rainy day.”
Read Rene’s full blog here.
Crystal Elissetche, Kalamazoo Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc. in Kalamazoo.
“Modeled after KNHS’ early programming, the workshop became a tool to assess community need and to begin mapping out how services are currently accessed by Kalamazoo’s Spanish speaking community. Three service agencies, including Telamon, Inc., Community Federal Credit Union and The Kalamazoo People’s Coop, along with six volunteers, assisted in launching the workshop. New connections were formed and existing connections have been strengthened as a result. Our collective effort has resulted in a substantial increase in the number of Spanish speaking households seeking KNHS foreclosure assistance.”
Read Crystal’s full blog here.
The next group of Michigan Foreclosure Prevention Corps members will begin service on October 3, 2015. We are currently recruiting for the following positions!
Accounting Aid Society- Detroit
City of Grand Haven- Grand Haven
Community Action Agency- Jackson
Community Housing Network- Troy
Capital Area Housing Partnership/Franklin Street- Lansing
Goodwill Industries of West Michigan- Muskegon
The Housing Rights Center of Michigan at Elder Law of Michigan- Lansing
Inner City Christian Federation- Grand Rapids
Metro Community Development- Flint
Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency- Alpena
Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency- Traverse City
Oakland County Treasurer’s Office- Pontiac
Southwest Economic Solutions- Detroit
United Way Montcalm-Ionia Counties- Fenwick
United Way of Saginaw County- Saginaw
United Way of Washtenaw County- Ann Arbor
Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency- Wyandotte
To apply to the Michigan Foreclosure Prevention Corps program, please click on the hyperlink above and apply through AmeriCorps.gov.