MCAN is hiring an AmeriCorps VISTA member to help launch and sustain our new MI ECHO scholarship. The Michigan Equity, Courage, Hope and Opportunity Scholarship (MI ECHO) is a tuition-free pathway for students who are not eligible for federal financial aid to pursue an associate degree or certificate. It is designed to serve DACA recipients, Temporary Protected Status immigrants, Special Immigrant Juveniles, and other populations who are excluded from most traditional financial aid opportunities.

The Scholarship Success VISTA will serve for one year at MCAN, focusing on building systems, facilitating partnerships, raising awareness, tracking data, and other activities to build the capacity of MCAN to serve students through this scholarship and to create program sustainability. During the year of service, the VISTA will gain a deep understanding of college access and success issues in Michigan through an equity lens, explore career and educational options, develop a robust professional network, and gain experiences toward their own professional development. MCAN is a fast-paced, fun, energetic work environment with people who are passionate about advancing equity through college access. If this sounds like you, come join us!

MCAN is an Employer of National Service.


  • Living stipend for the service term: $15,000
  • $400/month housing support
  • $300/month food support
  • End of service education award ($6,345) to pay for further education or pay off student loan debt
  • Healthcare coverage
  • Childcare assistance available
  • Relocation allowance for VISTAs who would relocate to Lansing for service


  • Commit to a term of service from January 2022 - January 2023 serving at MCAN's office in Lansing.
  • Hold a college degree (associate or higher) in any field.
  • Hold one of the following citizenship or legal residency statuses: US citizen, US National, Lawful Permanent Resident (i.e. Green Card status), and persons legally residing within a state. Examples of persons legally residing within a state may include those holding the following classifications: refugee, asylee, temporary protected status throughout VISTA service, and holding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status.
  • Fluency in Spanish is preferred.


To apply, email your resume to

Click here for a VISTA assignment description