Char-Em ISD AmeriCorps Program


About Us

This Is Your Chance To Make A Difference!

  • Literacy coaching for kindergarten through fifth grade children
  • Designing and participating in community service projects
  • Recruiting non-AmeriCorps volunteers
  • Volunteering at a non-profit organization
  • Attending local governmental meetings
  • Conducting outreach presentations
  • Being part of a national service movement
  • Building your resume
  • Sharpening your leadership skills
  • Using your unique talents and interests
  • Making a difference in the life of a child or community member
  • Making lifelong friends
  • and much more!
What Is AmeriCorps?

AmeriCorps is a network of national service programs that engage nearly 70,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet critical needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment. AmeriCorps members serve through more than 2,100 nonprofits, public agencies, and faith-based organizations. They tutor and mentor youth, build affordable housing, teach computer skills, clean parks and streams, run after-school programs, and help communities respond to disasters. Created in 1993, AmeriCorps is part of the Corporation for National and Community Service, which also oversees several volunteer programs. Together these programs engage more than two million Americans of all ages and backgrounds in service each year.

Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District received an AmeriCorps grant in 1998, resulting in the creation of this school-based literacy coaching program. The grant has been renewed numerous times, and has continued to operate uninterrupted since that time.

During this federal grant period, 10 members will be placed within local elementary  schools throughout the Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District. Members are assigned to specific school sites and are under the day-to-day direction of site supervisors. 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Char-Em ISD AmeriCorps Program is to make a difference – in our members and in our schools. We make a difference by learning how to recognize needs in our communities and students and then meeting those needs. Our students and communities will be better because of us. Our students and communities will be given all we have to offer during our term of service as AmeriCorps members.