From 2010 to 2011, Michael Auerbach served as an AmeriCorps VISTA member with the Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency. While there, he compiled demographic data and established professional partnerships to launch a mobile farmer’s market program, funded by a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant. He developed and implemented an agency-wide volunteer recruitment program, assisted with a number of grant applications for educational and supportive housing services, and provided horticultural support for more than 60 community gardens.
Since 2012, Auerbach has worked with Detroit’s Gleaners Community Food Bank, where he has assisted with food drive coordination and the implementation of the USDA Summer Food Service Program. Michael Auerbach is a 2009 graduate of the College of Wooster, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology with a minor in urban studies. At the University of Michigan, he is pursuing a dual master’s degree in public policy and urban planning.