Meet our new AmeriCorps & fellowship program coordinator, Shate’ja Curry
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Meet our new AmeriCorps & fellowship program coordinator, Shate’ja Curry

One of CEDAM’s newest team members, Shate’ja Curry,  joins us as our AmeriCorps and fellowship program coordinator. We sat down with Shate’ja to learn more about her past experiences and what she’s most excited about in this new role! General Questions Can you give me a brief overview of your professional background? I worked for...

10 Things to Know about Serving with CEDAM’s AmeriCorps
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10 Things to Know about Serving with CEDAM’s AmeriCorps

CEDAM’s AmeriCorps applications are now open! This year, we’re looking for 25 AmeriCorps members to serve at nonprofit organizations statewide. For those interested in nonprofits and community development, this is an invaluable opportunity to gain hands-on experience, make a difference, and serve. Here are some of the top things to know about the program:  You’ll...

Expand your reach by becoming a CEDAM AmeriCorps host site
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Expand your reach by becoming a CEDAM AmeriCorps host site

In the community development space, our work is never done. There is always more we could do: more projects we could take on, more groups with which we could collaborate, more residents, families, and communities we could uplift. And yet, our resources are limited. But a CEDAM AmeriCorps member can help, and we’ve expanded our...

Getting to know CEDAM’s AmeriCorps program manager, Andrea Villanueva
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Getting to know CEDAM’s AmeriCorps program manager, Andrea Villanueva

One of CEDAM’s newest team members is Andrea Villanueva, who joins us as an AmeriCorps program manager. We sat down with Andrea to learn more about her past experience and what’s she’s most excited about in this new role. As CEDAM’s program manager, what are you looking forward to most? I am really excited about...

CEDAM AmeriCorps member Suzanne Fenske brings varied experiences and a passion for service to Community Housing Network
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CEDAM AmeriCorps member Suzanne Fenske brings varied experiences and a passion for service to Community Housing Network

Like many things in life, Suzanne Fenske found AmeriCorps when she wasn’t looking for it. She first learned about the program after attending financial education events and classes. The presenter, who was the AmeriCorps manager where she currently serves, told her about the AmeriCorps opportunity — and the rest is history.  Suzanne, who was looking...

In a time of crisis, CEDAM AmeriCorps members offer essential support and hope for communities across Michigan
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In a time of crisis, CEDAM AmeriCorps members offer essential support and hope for communities across Michigan

More than a year after the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in Michigan, we have seen every industry impacted in one way or another — but the crisis’s unwavering ripple effect was especially evident in the area of community economic development. Eviction posed a rising threat, many people in need were not receiving federal stimulus checks,...