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Underwritten by the Michigan Community Service Commission and Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Interested in AmeriCorps? Visit http://www.americorps.gov/

Episode Introduction [watch now]
With host Carolyn Bloodworth at Hunter Park GardenHouse in Lansing.

Segment 1: About AmeriCorps [watch now]
Hear from AmeriCorps members about how serving changed their lives and find out how the program makes a real difference to people and places across Michigan.

Segment 2: AmeriCorps VISTA [watch now]
AmeriCorps VISTA members in Michigan dedicate their summers to reducing poverty and its impacts, including through after school programs and food for kids while school is out for the summer. Featuring the Flint National Service Accelerator and United Way for Southeastern Michigan. For more about AmeriCorps VISTA, visit http://www.americorps.gov/vista

Segment 3: Schools of Hope [watch now]
AmeriCorps members dedicate a year of service towards literacy for parents and kids throughout Kent County in the Schools of Hope program. Featuring the Literacy Center of West Michigan.

Segment 4: AmeriCorps Urban Safety Project [watch now]
The AmeriCorps Ubran Safety Project in Detroit reduced crime in the Midtown area by 38% over the past three years. Find out their secret in this short video made possible by the Wayne State University Center for Urban Studies.

Segment 5: Michigan Foreclosure Prevention [watch now]
AmeriCorps members fight the foreclosure crisis in Michigan by serving at organizations that need more help reaching homeowners in their area. AmeriCorps members also serve in programs that house the homeless and help those with disabilities achieve self-sufficiency. Featuring the Michigan Foreclosure Prevention Corps and Community Housing Network.

Segment 6: AmeriCorps Signature Service [watch now]
More than 300 AmeriCorps members in Michigan gather for two full days of community service at the annual Russ Mawby Signature Service Project.

Episode Ending [watch now]
Credits and outtakes