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Ingham County and City of Lansing to celebrate National Service and AmeriCorps

LANSING, Mich. – City and county officials will come together on April 5 for Recognition Day for National Service to celebrate Ingham County’s AmeriCorps members who contribute thousands of hours of service annually.

The event will be hosted by the Power of We AmeriCorps team at Lansing City Hall located at 124 W. Michigan Avenue in Lansing at 9 a.m. Ingham County Commissioner Bryan Crenshaw and Health Officer Linda S. Vail are among those scheduled to speak at the event. Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero will also be in attendance.

“AmeriCorps members have positive and lasting impacts. Their contributions are critical to addressing some of their community’s greatest challenges, issues like literacy, homelessness, access to care and public safety,” said Ingham County Health Officer Linda S. Vail. “This event gives us a chance to thank AmeriCorps members for the work they do in Ingham County.”

The Power of We, a program within the Ingham County Health Department, currently manages both an AmeriCorps State and an AmeriCorps VISTA program. Each has over a dozen projects. There are 38 members combined.

AmeriCorps members commit to either a full or half year of service. They receive a living stipend during their service as well as other benefits including an education award upon completion of the program.

Local organizations hosting or managing AmeriCorps members include the Greater Lansing Food Bank, Allen Neighborhood Center, Greater Lansing Housing Coalition,  Building TwentyOne, the Michigan Nonprofit Association, Michigan’s Campaign to End Homelessness, the Community Economic Development Association of Michigan, Habitat of Michigan, Peckham, Senior Corps, and many more.