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Archive: Voices From the Field

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Helen: The Adult He Trusted

By Helen Arneson, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow at Minneapolis Southwest High School, with Check & Connect "One of the students that I have been working with in the last few months…

Muzamil: The Importance of Their Voice

By Muzamil Ibrahim, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow at Loring Nicollet Alternative High School (Project for Pride in Living) "In my current and previous youth work, I have come to understand how…

Building a Youth Master Plan

By: Mikayla Ferg, Alliance AmeriCorps VISTA serving at the Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board  My year at the Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board is focused on building a Youth Master Plan that…

“Being a Friend”

By: Ashley Cook, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at Inver Grove Heights High School "Today was a tough day for a few of my students. Three of them were sent to…

My Service

By: Ma Ly Xiong, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at Patrick Henry High School "After months of serving as a Promise Fellow I absolutely enjoy it a lot. I never thought…

Consistency, Humor, and Goofiness goes a long way

By Jo Castano, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at Boys and Girls Club of the Northland, Duluth “I currently have a teen who was also part of my Focus List from last year.…

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…