AmeriCorps State members provide resources and hope through SMTMD events
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AmeriCorps State members provide resources and hope through SMTMD events

Across Michigan, 43% of households struggle to afford the basic necessities of housing, child care, food, technology, health care, and transportation. This data comes from the United Way’s ALICE Report, but CEDAM also hears this anecdotally from members around the state who are working hard to create affordable housing, increase child care options, and train...

Fundraising and more: VISTA member Amanda Leitch gets things done
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Fundraising and more: VISTA member Amanda Leitch gets things done

By Zach Miller, VISTA leader  Amanda Leitch, one of ten CEDAM AmeriCorps VISTA members, is “getting things done” at her host site organization Have Mercy in Greenville.  Have Mercy provides food and shelter to those in need in Montcalm and Ionia counties. Due to rising rents in Grand Rapids, both counties are seeing increased demand...

CEDAM is Celebrating 10 Years of AmeriCorps
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CEDAM is Celebrating 10 Years of AmeriCorps

We’re excited to announce that CEDAM is celebrating 10 years of hosting AmeriCorps programs! Throughout the year, we’ll be interviewing alumni, highlighting current members, and sharing the impact our members have on their communities. To kick things off, check out these 10 fun facts about CEDAM’s AmeriCorps programs: More than 250 Michiganders have served with...

AmeriCorps Feature: Put the Volunteer in VITA
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AmeriCorps Feature: Put the Volunteer in VITA

By Nick Miller, CEDAM AmeriCorps member at Capital Area United Way For the past year I’ve been a CEDAM AmeriCorps member serving at Capital Area United Way (CAUW), assisting with their Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Being able to help in the field of financial stability was something that appealed to me, though it...

Meet CEDAM’s new AmeriCorps VISTA Leader, Zach Miller
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Meet CEDAM’s new AmeriCorps VISTA Leader, Zach Miller

CEDAM is excited to introduce Zach Miller, our new AmeriCorps VISTA leader. Zach joins the team with experience as both an AmeriCorps State and VISTA member. We talked to Zach about his AmeriCorps experiences and his upcoming service year. Emily: How long have you been involved with AmeriCorps? Zach: I started with the AmeriCorps State...