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Archive: Voices From the Field

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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…

Opening Up Her True Self

By Cesi Rasgado, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at Minneapolis American Indian Center  "One of the teens I have been working with used to hide her face with her hoodie and…

Rob Reaches Out

By Hena Vadher, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow at Breakthrough Twin Cities  "Like many of my students, Rob has experienced pretty extreme trauma as a result of firsthand experiences with poverty and death. He…

Small Nudge

By Emily Spoden, Promise Fellow serving at Northfield High School A student who is usually uninspired to do homework came into our office this week during her study hall. She…

Incentive

By Sarah Barott, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at Simley High School in Inver Grove Heights One of my students always seemed reluctant to get help from me. I figured that…

I am on your team.

By Jolene Lauderbaugh, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at TRIO Wolf Creek Charter School in Chisago City, MN  I have a student who is content with just getting a D in all…

That sounds like a lot of work to do on a Saturday!

By Allison Blake, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at Anoka High School  I have been working with a student who has struggled academically, due in a large part to lack of…