Shalyn Stack was born and raised in Clinton Township, Michigan, a suburb of Metro Detroit. Shalyn graduated from Alma College in 2014 with a degree in Anthropology and Environmental Studies with high honors. After graduating, Shalyn moved to Saginaw, MI to serve with AmeriCorps VISTA at Delta College and Washington Elementary. She ran the Public Achievement Mentoring Program, bringing Delta College students to Washington Elementary to serve as mentors to fourth and fifth grade students. This is where she found her passion working with kids and education.
After her AmeriCorps service ended she moved to Lansing, MI to serve as a VISTA Leader with Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA). After being in this role for a year, she continued to work for MNA as the Interim Program Manager for MNA’s AmeriCorps VISTA Program. It was at MNA where she learned program development, project coordination, grant writing and how to facilitate professional development trainings for AmeriCorps members.
Shalyn started working with Communities in Schools of Michigan in Lansing as the Site Coordinator at Willow Elementary in January 2018. Shalyn also works for the City of Lansing’s Parks and Recreation as an After School Program Coordinator and Summer Camp Instructor.