Blog Posts Categorized: Member Spotlight http://cedam.info/category/member-spotlight/

Voices of AmeriCorps: AmeriCorps Week Promotions in Grayling

Last month, Michigan’s AmeriCorps State and VISTA members celebrated a very special time in their service term year. The first full week of March was set aside as AmeriCorps Week, in which the AmeriCorps members across the state participated in a campaign to raise awareness about their program. Members participated in various outreach events, performed… Read more »

Membership Spotlight: AmeriCorps at Lakeshore Resource Network

Written by Kaylee Kellogg, Communications Intern; In Collaboration with Stevie Chilcote, VISTA Leader In our newest additions to our Membership Spotlight series, CEDAM will be featuring organizations across the state where our AmeriCorps VISTA members are serving communities. The Lakeshore Resource Network _____________________________________ “The organization was designed by the community to help us all work… Read more »

Pro Bono Legal Referral Program

Written by Amanda Gregory, Legal & Policy Program Manager at Michigan Community Resources _____________________________________________ “This is frustrating for the organizations, because often the filing fee is all that is standing in the way of these immigrants working legally.” _____________________________________________ Several years ago, the Grand Rapids Dominican Sisters and the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center wanted to… Read more »

Membership Spotlight: PNC’s Community Development Banking

Written by Kaylee Kellogg, Communications Intern _______________________________________________________________________________________ “We help low- to moderate-income community members access the bank and work with those servicing the community through financial education, specialized products, access to business capital and providing grant and sponsorship dollars.” _______________________________________________________________________________________ When most people hear PNC Bank, they probably think of a bank that offers financial… Read more »

Membership Spotlight: Community Action Agency

Written by Kaylee Kellogg, Communications Intern ____________________________________________________________________________________ “Different programs at the CAA are focused on the long term solutions of fixing issues and helping members of the community reach their own goals by addressing problems of poverty systematically, rather than just putting a band-aid on it.” ____________________________________________________________________________________ The Community Action Agency (CAA) serves Jackson, Lenawee… Read more »