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.
In June 2013, We won the 1st place prize of $20,000 in the Emerging Company Category for the Pure Michigan Social Entrepreneurship Challenge. Noam did us proud pitching in front of a large audience and panelists. We were honored to be recognized for the hard work we do toward accomplishing our mission. Val later went on to continue working with Michigan Corps through their inaugural Social Venture Fellowship.