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Archive: 2021

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How to Adapt

By: AmeriCorps Promise Fellow Julia Mantey, serving at Youth First Community of Promise "If this position as a Promise Fellow has taught me anything during the second trimester of the…

Learning Patience

By: Ivy Nguyen, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at Integrated Arts Academy "One of the most rewarding moments of being a Promise Fellow is when a student finally talked and opened…

Tragic and Unacceptable

  The murders of six Asian American Pacific Islander women on Tuesday in the Atlanta area is both tragic and unacceptable. These events were a racially motivated hate crime, with…

What We are Fighting For

By Gabriella Cinquini, AmeriCorps VISTA serving at Minnesota Education Equity Partnership (MNEEP) This past year, but especially these last few months, have been particularly tumultuous. The entire United States-- and…

MAKE Black History Month

By Nikki Coler, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow at Hopkins West Junior High I am supporting the Earth Club at my school- this group of scholars have ambitiously taken on four initiatives…

She Can Rely on Me

By Malone DeYoung, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving with Minneapolis Public Schools Check & Connect Program at Longfellow Like many Promise Fellows in distanced learning, I spend a lot of time…

The Good News

By Hannah Fussy, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at STRIDE Academy "In a distance learning model, many of the students will wait for me to email or message them to set…

Youth Voices at the Capitol

Minnesota Youth Council Representatives testified at the first House Education Finance Committee meeting of the 2021 legislative session.  "We chose to start this biennium’s hearings [listening to] youth voices. This is…