Resources for Flint AmeriCorps Host Sites
AmeriCorps, VISTA, NCCC or AmeriCorps Senior members can help Flint nonprofits, educational institutions, and other community-focused organizations advance their mission, provide services, and build capacity."Service members have expanded capacity in community engagement, parent engagement, physical activities and supplemental education activities"
Accelerator Organizational Support
If your organization is interested in hosting a member, the Flint National Service Accelerator can help! The Accelerator can provide technical assistance including:
- Guidance on finding a suitable AmeriCorps program to meet the needs of your organization
- Completing the AmeriCorps application process
- Recruitment and member support
- Development member position descriptions
- Project implementation and member trainings
- Guidance on applying for member match requirements through the National Service Fund
National Service Fund
The National Service Fund (NSF), established by the CS Mott Foundation in 2011 and housed at the United Way of Genesee County, is advised by the National Service Accelerator and is part of a service strategy to increase the national service presence in the community. The NSF supports Flint area nonprofits, schools, and government entities take better advantage of national service resources.
National service encompasses AmeriCorps, AmeriCorps VISTA, AmeriCorps NCCC – FEMA Corps, and AmeriCorps Seniors, all programs supported by AmeriCorps, a federal agency. For more information about national service, visit AmeriCorps.
The Fund provides matching grants to eligible organizations for the purpose of supporting national service participants making an impact on issues of critical importance for the region including, but not limited to, education, public safety, health and the environment. Grants may be used for member match/cost share, travel expenses or training.
In order to be eligible to apply for NSF support, organizations must have already applied for and been awarded national service member slot(s) through AmeriCorps, the Michigan Community Service Commission, or a pre-existing national service program (e.g. LISC or FoodCorps). The national service member(s) must be serving with a project that directly benefits the Flint area defined as either the City of Flint or Genesee County. For more information, see the Grant Application Guidelines.
- National Service Fund Grant Application Guidelines
- National Service Fund Grant Application
- National Service Fund Reporting Form
- National Service Fund Pre-grant Inquiry (for first time applicants)
Apply for an AmeriCorps Member
Several local and state-wide AmeriCorps programs are looking for Flint-based organizations that are interested in hosting members. To find out more information about any of these programs and how they can help your organization, please contact Katie de Araujo.
- AdviseMI - Michigan College Access Network (focus: post-secondary access for high schoolers)
- AmeriCorps LISC (focus: economic opportunity, entrepreneurism)
- Flint Urban Safety and Health Corps (focus: long-term water crisis recovery)
- Michigan's Campaign to End Homelessness - Michigan Coalition Against Homelessness (focus: homelessness)
- CEDAM AmeriCorps (focus: housing, economic development)
- AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP: (focus: health, adult education)