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Voices of AmeriCorps: Good Cents from Wayne Metro AmeriCorps Members

Written by the Corps Support Committee CEDAM AmeriCorps members Kimberly Yost and Jael Cain of Wayne Metro Community Action Agency scored a major success for the financial health of their community by hosting two well-attended Show Me the Money Day Events this February. Serving as AmeriCorps members in the Michigan Financial Opportunities Corps, the two are...

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Membership Spotlight: H.O.M.E. of Mackinac County

Written by Kaylee Kellogg, Communications Intern Mackinac County: one piece of the larger puzzle that makes up the Upper Peninsula. Many tend  to think of this area as the land of vacations or trips up north, but what about the people who call this area home? Affordable houses are being snatched up by those looking for...

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4 Opportunities to Increase Economic Stability

Written by Lisa Assenmacher, Communication and Training Specialist Financial instability is the root of many of the challenges that community economic development organizations work with on a daily basis when serving clients. You can help your community address economic instability in four ways. 1. Call attention to economic disparity in your community by showcasing data...

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3 Free Ways to Get Ahead This Tax Season

Written by Lisa Assenmacher, Communications and Training Specialist Whether you have disposable income or or are living paycheck-to-paycheck, there are many legitimate resources available to help you lower debt and increase savings. Below we have detailed three FREE ways to improve your financial situation in 2015. 1. Participate in a local Show Me the Money...

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Voices of AmeriCorps – Hailey Hartig

While reflecting on my time as an AmeriCorps member thus far, I have noticed significant change within myself. I am generally a very bold and outgoing person, however when beginning my term with AmeriCorps I felt out of my league. I had no idea what an intake specialist meant or what being a “specialist” would...