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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…

Reflections on the Northfield Summit from an AmeriCorps VISTA Member

By: Emily Kay, AmeriCorps VISTA member serving with GradMinnesota I have been an AmeriCorps VISTA Member for about five months now, and in these short five months, I have been…

PEACE Program

By Melissa Butler, AmeriCorps VISTA serving at Minneapolis Public Schools A highlight of my VISTA Service has been assisting the City of Minneapolis with recruitment for Pathways to Emergency &…

Embracing the Unknown

Embracing the Unknown By Emily Kay, AmeriCorps VISTA serving at Minnesota Alliance With Youth with the GradMinnesota Initiative  A few weeks ago, on my third day of service, I was…