Flint AmeriCorps Programs
Education and Youth Development
Flint Community Schools Corps
The Crim Fitness Foundation supports a Community School Corps comprised of AmeriCorps State and VISTA members who provide during/after-school and summer learning activities for K-12 grade students and build capacity for community education in all Flint Community schools. Flint Community School Corps members serve in schools to deliver educational programming; create systems to connect the school administration, parents, social service supports and community members in ways that improve academic outcomes; and recruit and manage a core pool of parent and community volunteers. Currently in its third year of programming, the FCSC has 4 member slots in each of the 11 Flint Community Schools, including Community Resource Developer VISTA, Family Engagement VISTA, Education Coordinator, and Physical Activity Coordinator.
K-3 Reading Corps
Michigan Education Corps K-3 Reading Corps is a statewide initiative to help every Michigan child become proficient in reading by the end of 3rd grade. We make this possible with a dedicated staff and a team of interventionists, also known as members, who serve through AmeriCorps. Members provide supplemental one-on-one language and literacy interventions using proven research-based literacy instruction and tools, and ultimately help struggling students achieve reading proficiency.
MEC Math Corps
Michigan Education Corps Math Corps’ goal is to help every Michigan child become algebra ready by the end of eighth grade. We make this possible with a dedicated staff and team of interventionists, also known as members, who serve through AmeriCorps. Members provide proven research-based math interventions to help struggling students in grades fourth through eighth grade reach their potential.
Together We Prepare
The Together We Prepare AmeriCorps program, administered by the American Red Cross, utilizes AmeriCorps members to improve the capacity of communities to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters in locations across Michigan. In addition to preparedness education, members provide direct assistance to individuals experiencing disaster. AmeriCorps members are responsible for increasing the number of Michigan residents prepared for disasters both large and small. The members will also leverage an additional 400 volunteers who will be engaged in disaster preparedness, response and recovery.
FoodCorps Michigan has connected over 50,000 children to healthy food in schools across the state since 2010. We complement school wellness objectives by placing FoodCorps’ trained AmeriCorps members in kindergarten through 8th grade classes, where they deliver our evidence-backed program to students. FoodCorps members work with staff, students, and community members to implement evidence-based strategies that get kids eating healthy.
Genesee County Opioid Abuse Prevention VISTA
Genesee County Opioid Abuse Prevention VISTA members are placed at local organizations to address the opioid epidemic through education, prevention,and recovery. Members perform capacity building activities over the course of one year to reduces the number of opioid abuse incidences in the county.
Up2Us Coach is the first national service program to identify and train young adults to coach and mentor kids in low-income communities. Up2Us Coaches undergo 35 hours of training in youth development and mentoring strategies. This training prepares coaches to promote physical activity, healthy living, and good decision making, while cultivating caring, trust-based relationships with the youth they serve. Up2Us Coaches enable member organizations to increase their capacity to serve kids through quality evidenced-based practices.
LISC AmeriCorps places passionate, dedicated people with community development groups in the neighborhoods where we work. These placements serve a vital, three-fold purpose: members serve the organizations where they are placed and spearhead valuable projects; they engage local residents in the revitalization of their own neighborhoods; and they develop skills, experience and insight into community development and the profound value of service.