2013 Russ Mawby Signature Service Project
On May 16-17, 2013, more than 350 Michigan's AmeriCorps members from across the state will come together in Lansing for the annual Russ Mawby Signature Service Project. AmeriCorps members will assist with various community projects and work with several organizations to make a significant impact on multiple Lansing communities.
Each year, the Russ Mawby Signature Service Project brings hundreds of AmeriCorps members to one Michigan community for two days of intensive service. By the end of the second day, several projects are completed, visibly demonstrating the power of Michigan's AmeriCorps members in action. The 2013 project is a partnership with the Michigan Community Service Commission, the Power of We Consortium, the Lansing School District, Habitat for Humanity of Michigan, Thinkbox Creative, and other local nonprofit organizations.
AmeriCorps members will work with local nonprofit organizations to assist with the following projects: preparing community gardens for a busy growing season (planting, building raised garden beds, creating accessible paths, etc.); removing invasive species and building/clearing community trails; beautification of the grounds and facilities at three Lansing School District buildings; home improvement/landscaping projects in partnership with Habitat for Humanity; and assisting with other community projects, such as painting murals, building benches, and planting trees.
*The 2013 Russ Mawby Signature Service Project is open to current Michigan's AmeriCorps*State and National Direct members and Michigan's AmeriCorps alums. If you have any questions about this event, please contact Jocelyn Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org.