Michigan Corps stands for a new, more modern kind of service. Our platform and initiatives meet Michiganders where they are and empower citizens to use the web and more to lead change in our home state. Michigan Corps launches and leads social change efforts that bring Michiganders together in imaginative ways - and grows a community of engaged "Corps Members."
Founded in 2010, the Michigan Corps community of Corps Members has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, the Associated Press, the Detroit Free Press, Detroit News, Crain's, WWJ Radio, WJR Radio, MLive.com, AnnArbor.com, and numerous other local and national media. In November 2010, Michigan Corps was asked to join Governor of Michigan's bipartisan economic transition team. In January 2011, Michigan Corps was named a global semifinalist for the prestigious Echoing Green Fellowship.
To date, Michigan Corps has connected business entrepreneurs with mentors, helped students generate ideas for community change, built public policy capacity among social entrepreneurs, founded Kiva Detroit, helped lead Detroit4Detroit, and launched other world-class social innovation in Michigan.
Michigan Corps' first-of-its-kind model leverages the state's competitive advantage: a loyal community of local and global citizens craving connectedness and new opportunities to lead social change together.
Founding Corps Members include Google CEO Dr. Eric Schmidt, Sports Broadcaster Dick Enberg, CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Pulitzer Prize-winning Author Jeffrey Eugenides, Former Digg CEO Jay Adelson, Skoll Foundation President Dr. Larry Brilliant, and Sun Microsystems Founder Scott McNealy.
Michigan Corps is a recognized 501(c)(3), tax-exempt, non-profit organization.