|Each fall the Michigan Community Service Commission hosts the Michigan's AmeriCorps Member Celebration. This event provides an opportunity for all current Michigan's AmeriCorps members to come together for a day of training, motivation, teambuilding, and festivities. This year’s Celebration will take place:
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing
AmeriCorps alumni are cordially invited to attend, but must
The Member Celebration highlights the variety of programs within the national service family, including AmeriCorps*State, AmeriCorps*VISTA, AmeriCorps*National Direct, Senior Corps, and Learn and Serve. At lunch, AmeriCorps members visit the exhibit hall, which features information and a display for each AmeriCorps program.
The Celebration also offers workshops that focus on professional development, volunteer recruitment, service project planning, and other topics relevant to national and community service. Throughout the day, members network, share resources, and listen to speakers from various service backgrounds. The swearing-in ceremony, featuring the AmeriCorps Pledge, conclude the Member Celebration and reaffirm members’ commitment to AmeriCorps and national service.
The Celebration helps members gain a new perspective of the impact that their AmeriCorps service has on communities throughout Michigan. Through the day’s events, the members understand that they are part of a significant national movement.