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Archive: Voices From the Field

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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…

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…

Little Things That Make Your Day

By Marcos Macias, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at White Bear Lake Area High School, North Campus On the Tuesday before semester break one of my students came to me with a…

Giving Back

By Tara Gibb, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists I have become very aware of the need at our school to find ways to support…

That would be lovely

By Gin Eckert, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at Wilder Foundation’s Youth Leadership Initiative “Yes, that would be lovely,” she said when I asked her if she wanted to go ice…

The Rubik’s Cube

By Danielle Marzinske, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at Open World Learning Community (SPPS) It took me roughly one long and frustrating week to learn how to solve a Rubik’s cube…