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Archive: Voices From the Field

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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…

“Even when I don’t know what I need…”

"EVEN WHEN I DON'T KNOW WHAT I NEED... By Brittany Clausell, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at Orono High School  As with every week, there are many surprises and many moments…

Historic Women

Historic Women By Emily Moews, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at Minneapolis Public Schools' Check & Connect - Keewaydin I have been working hard with a student to make sure that she…

The Secret Reader

The Secret Reader By Jessica Hansen, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow Serving at Guadalupe Alternative Programs In the first month of school, I had gotten to know one of the students pretty well.…

What Being a Promise Fellow Means to Me

By La'Kiesha Shannon, Minnesota Alliance With Youth AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at Harbor City International School in Duluth, MN Being a Promise Fellow is more than preparing students for their…

Happy Dance!

By Lindsay Morehouse, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at Hopkins Community Education I've been working one on one with a particular student for most of the year. When I started, he was…