Helping Students Has Its Benefits.


All of the interventionists with Michigan Education Corps serve as AmeriCorps members.

AmeriCorps is a national service program that connects organizations and community members to improve their communities and foster civic engagement.

Michigan Education Corps receives funding from AmeriCorps to provide literacy and math interventions in Michigan schools.

AmeriCorps is a service commitment, not a job, employment, work, or volunteering. We take this commitment very seriously.

After we select and train an interventionist, we rely on that interventionist for the entire school year – no substitutes or replacements.

Benefits awarded to our mec americorps members:

Bi-Weekly Living Stipend

Full-Time and Part-Time positions offer a competitive living stipend which is determined by the amount of hours in a service term.

Members receive the living stipend through direct deposit. Federal, state, and local taxes are withheld as applicable. There are no restrictions to how you use the living stipend.

Health Insurance and Childcare Cost Assistance

Full-time members receive free health insurance and childcare cost assistance during the duration of their service. To learn more about the childcare assistance click here.

The member health insurance plan is provided through The Corps Network/Cigna. MEC pays the monthly premium, and the member is responsible for copays, co-insurance, deductibles, etc. Benefits end at the close of the month, at which point active service concludes.

Federal Student Loan Forbearance

Student loan forbearance allows you to temporarily stop making payments over the duration of your AmeriCorps service.

AmeriCorps will pay down the interest accrued during your service term upon successful completion of the service term.

Credentialing, Degree Opportunities and Workforce Development

MEC members enjoy a range of benefits, including access to various higher education credential awards attainable during service. Furthermore, there are ample workforce development opportunities available, equipping members with the tools and guidance to chart their path beyond their service commitment. Learn more about our Tutor-to-Teacher Pipeline.

Segal AmeriCorps Education Award

Earn an education award at the end of your service that can be used to pay for existing federal student loans or education expenses. If you are over the age of 55, you have the option of giving your Segal AmeriCorps Education Award to a child or grandchild. To learn more, click here.

Member Emergency Fund

Opportunity to apply for our member emergency fund, ensuring you have the support you need to overcome any financial challenges or unforeseen circumstances during service.

Affinity Groups

Connect with like-minded individuals and build a supportive network through our affinity groups, where you can share experiences, resources, and best practices. Currently, we have a working BIPOC and LGBTQ+ affinity groups that meet monthly.