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Blue Zones

By: Jenna Zmyslony, Alliance AmeriCorps VISTA serving with Carlton County  As an Alliance AmeriCorps VISTA serving with Carlton County, one of the main projects I have been working on is…

Building Capacity Through Collaboration

By Andrew Lupton, AmeriCorps VISTA serving with Minnesota Alliance With Youth  This year, I have the opportunity to work as the Communications and Development VISTA at the Minnesota Alliance With…

Building Partnerships

By Chris Mendez, Alliance AmeriCorps VISTA serving at Community Mediation and Restorative Services Chris has been getting things done for our communities all year by building partnerships and infrastructure around…

Building Capacity in Carlton County

By Matt Bolt, Alliance AmeriCorps VISTA member serving at Carlton County Restorative Justice Program As a VISTA at the Carlton County Restorative Justice Program, I have been working on improving…

Holding Space as a VISTA Leader

If I asked you to tell me about a leader who inspired you, what would you say? If you asked me that same question, I would tell you about my…

What AmeriCorps Means to Me: Sam Hartzell

AmeriCorps Week Spotlight on Sam Hartzell, Alliance AmeriCorps VISTA Leader Why have you made the decision to serve multiple terms? "When I think back on why I made the decision…

2018-19 Alliance AmeriCorps VISTA Host Sites Announced

A big Alliance welcome to our 2018-19  Host Sites! We're thrilled to partner with the following organizations to address educational inequities and poverty in our state. Alliance AmeriCorps VISTAs at…

Beat the Odds

By: Emma Chambard, Alliance AmeriCorps VISTA serving at Children's Defense Fund of Minnesota I am so grateful that I was able to be a part of Children Defense Fund's Beat…

Reengaging Young People into School: Project Return

By: Daniel Martinson, AmeriCorps VISTA serving with GradMinnesota I asked Nina what she needs to stay in school. She answered, “Someone to be there for me”.  Nina is 14 years…

What is a Full-Service Community School?

Lincoln Park Middle School in Duluth Ensuring Student and Community Well-Being By: Daniel Martinson, AmeriCorps VISTA serving with GradMinnesota Countless factors outside of school can affect the in-school success of…