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Archive: Voices From the Field

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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…

Highs and Lows

By: Melina Pha, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at Mounds View YMCA "Why do you always say you miss us when you don't get to see and talk to us for…

Slow and Steady

By: Anna Vazquez, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at White Bear Lake Sunrise Park Middle School Today was a huge day for me in regards to one student. She was on…

Lunchtime Support

By Nina Cercere, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at SPPS Murray Middle School "The first week of school, I met a student who was new to Murray Middle School. She was very…

An Unlikely Connection

By Carly Manderfeld, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at Tri-City United K-8 "I have a student that from the first day I met her I felt that we just wouldn't end up…

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…

I am the Lucky One.

By Greta Schmitt, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at Chaska High School Where did the year go? At the beginning of my term of service I expecting to have this year…

A Pleasant Surprise

By Josephine Rosene, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at Minneapolis Sanford Middle School  In April I had the opportunity to take a few days away from my host site to spend…

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…