Posted on January 23, 2023 in Updates by ADuvalZinn
JANUARY SDOH MONTH – Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer recently proclaimed January 2023 to be Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Month, a month dedicated to recognizing the impact that social determinants of health have on individuals and communities in Michigan.
Seven months since we published our last major program update, “2022 – Year of Service”, right as the pandemic dust started to settle. That update documented the challenges MEC faced at the beginning of the pandemic:
Michigan’s education ranking varies from poll to poll, but is often found in the low 30’s (out of 50 states). The factors for this are numerous and experts often cite issues related to funding, staffing, and inequity as the main
Posted on February 7, 2022 in Updates by ADuvalZinn
MEC Summer Corps will offer unique and exciting ways for AmeriCorps members to serve their communities outside the norm of our traditional programming. We are putting the final touches on the service opportunities for our second MEC Summer Corps program.
Posted on January 14, 2022 in Updates by ADuvalZinn
As we head into the third year of the pandemic (which feels more like the tenth year), we wanted to give some background on how MEC has been impacted and how we’ve adapted our services as a result.
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
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
Growing Roots & Confidence in PreK
Interview with Sue
Master Coach – PreK Reading Corps
I have had the pleasure of being a Master Coach with the Michigan Education Corps PreK Reading Corps over 5 years. My career with the
MEC’s Tutor-to-Teacher Pipeline
Michigan Education Corps (MEC) has an outstanding track record for students, but we’re also solving another problem at the same time: the teacher shortage. Did you know? MEC has partnered with Michigan colleges and universities to help
Serve this Summer with MEC Summer Corps
COVID-19 has had an incredible impact on our state. The pandemic has increased the need for academic intervention, youth enrichment and recovery response. As our schools, nonprofits and communities continue to work together