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Archive: Voices From the Field

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Cleared for Graduation

"One of the seniors who I've been working with closely for the past six months has really struggled with math. On the last day of school, she still didn't have…

Gratitude

"As I reflect on my last several months of choices, I am so glad I chose to serve as a Promise Fellow. Somehow I was able to connect with an…

Comfort and Connection

By: Malone, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at Minneapolis Public Schools- Longfellow Alternative High School (through Check & Connect) My students returned in person this week and they are so excited!!…

A Quiet and Safe Space

By: Hannah Fussy, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at STRIDE Academy "The students I support recently experienced their first full week of in-person learning during this school year. While serving in-person,…

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…

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…