Climate Ready

Support Detroit in being ready for Climate Change by becoming a Climate Crisis Community Engagement Specialist! 

Program Introduction 

The AmeriCorps Climate READY (Recreation, Education, Awareness, Demonstration, and Youth) Program is an opportunity for youth (ages 18-24) to engage in outdoor recreation and the natural environment, while supporting residents in becoming climate change resilient.  

AmeriCorps members will engage residents of the city of Detroit in discussions of climate change effects specific to their community, perform demonstrations of climate resiliency solutions, and provide relevant interventions based on climate change assessments done in and around the neighborhood. 

This is done through the identification of indoor and outdoor environmental hazards, improvement of residential energy efficiency, implementation of green infrastructure, and clean water and air stewardship opportunities.  

The AmeriCorps Climate READY program values the respect and appreciation of the natural environment, community-based climate resiliency, and ecological stewardship. 

Application Deadline

For the Winter 2022 Cohort, Full-Time Service (1,700 hours): October 28, 2022

For the Spring 2023 Cohort, Quarter-Time Service (450 hours): February 10, 2023


Program Terms of Service Dates*

 *These dates may be subject to change


For questions or additional information, contact:

Amanda Brezzell


Wayne State University / Center for Urban Studies

5700 Cass Avenue, 2207 A/AB

Detroit, MI 48202