Join AmeriCorps through CEDAM

CEDAM is looking for community-minded, enthusiastic individuals to join our AmeriCorps programs! CEDAM’s AmeriCorps members work to alleviate poverty and increase financial stability in their communities. During their year of service, they receive in-depth CED field training and access to our statewide network of professionals.

Join CEDAM’s AmeriCorps VISTA program! Fight poverty by developing programs at one of these excellent host sites:
Joy Southfield CDC– Detroit
CEDAM’s AmeriCorps VISTA, VISTA leader position– Lansing

Join CEDAM’s AmeriCorps State program! Increase financial stability in your community by serving at one of these great sites:

Capital Area United Way– Lansing
City of Garden City– Garden City
Community Action Agency– Jackson
Community Housing Network– Troy
Home Repair Services– Grand Rapids
Macomb Community Action Agency– Mt. Clemens
Metro Community Development– Flint
Nortown Community Development Corporation– Detroit
Salvation Army Housing Assessment Program– Grand Rapids
Southwest Solutions– Detroit
Telamon Corporation- Paw Paw
United Way of Saginaw County– Saginaw
United Way of Washtenaw County– Ann Arbor
Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency– Detroit

Apply through the hyperlink above or send a cover letter and resume to Rachel Diskin at Make sure to include which host sites you are applying to in the body of the cover letter.

AmeriCorps VISTA Benefits:

  • $12,277 living allowance
  • Choice of $6,095 education award or $1,800 cash stipend upon successful service completion
  • Federal student loan forbearance
  • Health care benefits (member only)
  • Child care benefits
  • Extensive training opportunities including professional development training, community economic development 101 webinar series, in-person quarterly trainings and AmeriCorps conferences and sector

All AmeriCorps members must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen, national or legal permanent U.S. resident
  • Be at least 18 years of age (there is no upper age limit!)
  • Have a willingness to serve full time for a year
  • Possess an education or life-skills that will help you be successful in your placement and
  • Have a passion for giving back!