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This year's Russ Mawby Signature Service Project for West Michigan is scheduled for Friday, May 17th from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm.  The location will be in Muskegon Heights, in partnership with the Muskegon Safety Urban Corps Program.  Stay tuned for more details by visiting our Facebook Page!
Facebook Poll Results:
Click here to see the results of: Are you interested in learning more about transitioning into Peace Corps service and attending a Q&A session with returned Peace Corps volunteers in May?
WMAC Meetups & Events
Global Youth Service Day 2019

Michigan's AmeriCorps, WMAC members and students from Grand Rapids Public SchoolsWyoming Public Schools, and Forest Hills Public Schools rocked it at Kent County parks this year! 
What you enjoy about your position?

My favorite thing about my position is that I get to work with young people from such a variety of backgrounds. East Kentwood is an incredibly special place, and has been ranked the most diverse school in Michigan for a few years.

It's home to people from a range of socioeconomic statuses, races, cultures, countries of origin, languages spoken, and educational backgrounds that I haven't seen anywhere else.

There is a lot of hope and excitement in attaining post-secondary education for so many of my students, so it's inspiring to be a small part of their journey.

Member Spotlight

Shelbie Spear

Position & Service Site

I am a College Advisor through AdviseMI, and am currently serving my second year at East Kentwood High School.

What or who inspired you to join Americorps?

My friend Jamie, who is also serving her second year with AdviseMI! She told me about the program, and I knew it was something I needed to be a part of. 

Something you love to do and or most people don't know about you?

I'm really nerdy; most of the things I love to do involve learning. I'm also into hiking Michigan's State Parks. 

How to achieve your goals with very little resources
Book List
 I Miss You When I Blink: Essays
By Mary Laura Philpott

The Editor

By Steven Rowley


The Honey Bus: A Memoir of Loss, Courage and a Girl Saved by Bees

By Meredith May
Essential Streaming
Drama & Suspense: The Act
Comedy: Better Things
Sci Fi: Marvel's Runaways
Documentary & Reality TV: Minding the Gap
in West Michigan
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