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Advocate For AmeriCorps

Across the country, AmeriCorps programs, including Alliance Promise Fellows and VISTAs, engage more than 80,000 Americans in intensive service each year. Since the program’s founding in 1994, more than 1 million AmeriCorps members have contributed over 1.4 billion hours in service across America while tackling pressing problems and mobilizing volunteers for the organizations they serve. National service delivers incredible results in our country, and needs YOUR support to continue to thrive in our communities.

State Funding For AmeriCorps Promise Fellows

The Alliance is requesting funding from the Minnesota Legislature to support AmeriCorps Promise Fellows. Currently Reading Corps, Math Corps, and College Possible all receive state funds to support their AmeriCorps members. You can help our efforts to support Promise Fellows!

Email your State Representative that serves the district where your AmeriCorps member/s serve. Ask them to support HF650. Use this website to find your elected official.

Email your State Senator that serves the district where your AmeriCorps member/s serve and ask them to support SF1927!

Promise Fellow Host Site Advocacy

The Alliance is happy to support Promise Fellow host sites in building relationships with their local elected officials. Please utilize this toolkit to help with your outreach efforts.

Minnesota Youth Council

Funding for The Minnesota Youth Council

We are pleased to share that we have introduced legislation to provide state funding for the Minnesota Youth Council: SF1047 and HF683.  Please reach out to your Senators and Representatives and ask that they recognize the importance of youth voice in Minnesota by supporting these bills!

Youth leadership: Minnesota Youth Council

In 2013, the Minnesota Legislature formally recognized the work of the MYC, passing into law the Minnesota Youth Council Committee Bill, which establishes the MYC as a voice for youth to provide advice and recommendations to the legislature and the governor on issues affecting youth and to serve as a liaison for youth around the state to the legislature and the governor.  Read more about the work of the Minnesota Youth Council Committee here!

On April 26, 2019, the MYC heard testimony on the following bills, with responses below:

On February 28, 2019, the MYC heard testimony on the following bills, with responses below:

On April 21st, 2018, the MYC heard testimony on the following four bills, with responses below:

Alliance Policy Agenda

To learn more about the policy work the Alliance is supporting throughout MN and nationally, please read our policy agenda.

If you have any policy related questions, please contact Kori Redepenning, Chief Executive Officer, at kredepenning@mnyouth.net.

Change Lives: Serve with AmeriCorps!

Apply today for the experience of a lifetime.

Help impact the graduation disparities in Minnesota by becoming an AmeriCorps Promise Fellow.  Serve at one of our school or community organization host sites located across Minnesota! 

Apply now!