AmeriCorps Program

Each year, 80,000 people across the country join AmeriCorps to give back to their communities. During their service, members receive invaluable professional development in the nonprofit sector, an education award, health benefits, and a living allowance.

CEDAM’s AmeriCorps members create community, build capacity, and serve neighbors across Michigan. As an integral part of CEDAM’s strategic plan, our AmeriCorps program advances equity for Michiganders in two major ways:

  1. CEDAM’s AmeriCorps program cultivates the next generation of leaders in the community economic development field.
  2. CEDAM’s AmeriCorps supports economic inclusion for Michiganders.


AmeriCorps programs do more than move communities forward; they benefit organizations by creating jobs and providing pathways to opportunity for people entering the nonprofit field. CEDAM’s AmeriCorps members build capacity at CEDAM member organizations through activities focused on free tax preparation program expansion, economic inclusion, community development, and affordable housing.

CEDAM provides competitive benefits to our AmeriCorps members including a living allowance of $26,000 and health benefits. In addition to the hands-on skills gained by serving at their host sites, all CEDAM’s AmeriCorps members receive professional development training and networking opportunities to help jumpstart them into what’s next after AmeriCorps.

*$26,000 is the 2023-24 living allowance.