Reaching Out

Reaching Out Marion Martyres, MEC Summer Corps Ypsilanti Community Schools Serving at Perry Early Learning Center has really been an experience where I learned more about myself and how important it is to be open to people. My service at

Partner Spotlight – Reeths-Puffer Schools

MEC Summer Corps – Partner Spotlight Reeth-Puffer Schools – Muskegon County What is the mission of your organization? The mission of Reeths-Puffer Schools is to maximize the potential of all students and prepare them to compete and contribute as caring,

Partner Spotlight – Ferndale Public Schools

MEC Summer Corps – Partner Spotlight Ferndale Public Schools – Oakland County What is the mission of your organization? At FPS, we are a school family of continual learners. We support each and every student to develop their purpose, plan,

“I love books!”

“I love books!” Megan – MEC Summer Corps Member ReadGR, Grand Rapids, MI Growing up in a household that had many books to choose from, it is easy to think that everyone has access to the same library of reading

Building Confidence, Skills and Knowledge

Building Confidence, Skills and Knowledge Interview WITH Katerina Demo K-3 Reading Corps Alum Meet Katerina –¬†Katerina Demo is finishing up her college career in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She has a passion for education and working with children so that

Partner Spotlight – Refugee Education Center

MEC Summer Corps Partner Spotlight Refugee Education Center Serving Kent & Ottawa Counties What is the mission of the Refugee Education Center? We support refugees in their journey to become fully participating members of the West Michigan community. We envision

Meet Jessica – MEC’s Newest Staff Member

Interview with Jessica Grohs Lead Coaching Specialist & Training Manager Jessica Grohs began her new role as MEC’s Lead Coaching Specialist and Training Manager on June 1, 2021. Previously, Jessica was the first Michigan Math Coaching Specialist for Michigan Education

Chaos, Camaraderie, and Constants

Chaos, Camaraderie, and Constants Elizabeth, K-3 Reading Corps, Detroit Chaos is the background noise, drowning everything in its wake. Found in the resounding silence when the technology inevitably breaks. It is the changing status of absent, present, and away; that

Final Reflections

Final Reflections Courtney | K-3 Reading Corps | Flint My service term flew by. It seems like just yesterday I was attending the virtual trainings via Zoom and completing the LMS modules. I have grown a lot over the past

Above and Beyond

Above and Beyond Ashley, K-3 Reading Corps Member, Grand Rapids Something that never fails to impress me about my students is their constant drive to want to learn more, and to tackle every challenge they face. Children are relentlessly curious,