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By Toe Mahasongkham, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at Saint Paul Harding High School (with the Sanneh Foundation)  Throughout life, we all yearn and seek for a place that we belong…

PEACE Program

By Melissa Butler, AmeriCorps VISTA serving at Minneapolis Public Schools A highlight of my VISTA Service has been assisting the City of Minneapolis with recruitment for Pathways to Emergency &…

Embracing the Unknown

Embracing the Unknown By Emily Kay, AmeriCorps VISTA serving at Minnesota Alliance With Youth with the GradMinnesota Initiative  A few weeks ago, on my third day of service, I was…

We Day Energy

We Day Energy By Sarah Adams, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at Orono High School I was asked by my supervisor, Katie, to help chaperone 19 high school students at WE…

Talking Circle

Talking Circle By Meredith Myers-Petro, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving with Minneapolis Public Schools, Check & Connect, Ann Sullivan Middle School  This month is my first month of service, and it has…

Thank you, AmeriCorps Promise Fellows!

Thank You, Ms. Marston! From a Student at Waconia Public Schools "Thank you for all you've done for not just me, but everyone else too.  You've helped us all so…

Holiday Cheer

Holiday Cheer By Ray Anderson, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at Fridley High School This year for the holidays I decided to give each of my Focus List students a card.…

Seeing Clearly

Seeing Clearly By Haley Hanson, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at Fridley Middle School One of my students has been having trouble seeing. She lost her glasses earlier this year and…

Was it you?

Was it you? By Justine Deutschlander, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at A.I. Jedlicka Middle School Walking in the hall one day I am stopped by a high school teacher. He says that…

On Gratitude

On Gratitude. By Tony Daza, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at Northfield Middle School Thanksgiving. November is the time of gratitude. Students had a gratitude essay for English, a photo project…