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Archive: Voices From the Field

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Fill the Hallways

By Milah Xiong, Promise Fellow at Murray Junior High in St. Paul This is a poem for one of my students who has made a great turn around this school…

The One With the Bike

The one with the bike By Liz Drews, Promise Fellow with Minneapolis Check & Connect at Lake Nokomis Community School As a Promise Fellow and student, I'm often left with limited…

Don't Stay Away Too Long

By LaDonna Jackson, Promise Fellow at Battle Creek Middle School in St. Paul A few months ago my GLAM girls where asked… if given 12 Build a Bears and asked to…

The Power of Two

THE POWER OF TWO By Joe Pendal, Promise Fellow with Check & Connect at Burnsville High School Burnsville High School is one of Minnesota’s most diverse. Fortunately, my fears, that my…

One, Two, Three, Breathe!

One, Two, Three, Breathe! By Khadra Mohamed, Promise Fellow at Burnsville ALC The day is February 9th, 2015 and I return home from a long day of working with my mentees and…

Standing Up to Bullies

Standing Up to Bullies By Holly Mitchell, Promise Fellow at Andersen United Community School Recently, I paired up with a social work intern to write a curriculum for a girl’s group…

The Power of Hello

The Power of Hello By Rebecca Hotchkiss, Promise Fellow at Nellie Stone Johnson Elementary School I am constantly surprised at the power of greeting a kid positively. There is a…

New Glasses Change Perspectives

New Glasses Change Perspectives By Alison Hoyer, Promise Fellow at MERC Alternative High School At the beginning of October, another AmeriCorps member and I chaperoned a group of our students…

Conviction is the Key

Conviction is the Key By Brandon Tice, Promise Fellow at Ignite Afterschool By far the most nerve-wracking, uplifting, and meaningful day of my service this month was June 13th. I knew…

Inspiration and Appreciation at District 287

Inspiration and appreciation at district 287 By Ben Suker, Promise Fellow at Intermediate District 287 The thing I've enjoyed most while serving as a Promise Fellow with ISD 287 is…