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Recognizing the Excellent Work of Four GradNation Communities in Minnesota

In May of 2017, GradMinnesota offered stipends of $1000 to support community-specific programming and activities that aim to increase student engagement, success in school, high school graduation and postsecondary success…

Student Perspective On Testing And Discipline

After months of meetings, research, rewrites, and late nights, the young people of the Student Advisory Committee (SAC) to the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) are proud to release their white paper:…

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…

We’re family here.

By Alexa Van Dyck, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at Minneapolis Edison High School In my office, which I share with four other counselors, I have an enormous white board above…

It’s important, you see?

By Sara Mitchell, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow at Bemidji High School "Why you late for school, son? Get to class!" I teased him. He cracked a smile, flashed me his pass,…

Promise Fellow Week Throwback Thursday!

Happy Promise Fellow Week Throwback Thursday! It’s #TBT Promise Fellow style and we’re throwing it back to the 90s when the AmeriCorps Promise Fellow program was born! Download our special…

Alumni Star: Joy McBrien

Joy McBrien is the CEO and Founder of Fair Anita, a social enterprise and one of the first Public Benefit Corporations in Minnesota. Fair Anita works with 8,000+ women in…

Alumni Star: Kate Byrne

Kate works for the Brooklyn-based non-profit Girl Be Heard, a non-profit that amplifies, develops, and celebrates the voices of young women through socially conscious theatre-making.  As Executive Assistant, Kate is the…

AmeriCorps FAQ on COVID-19 The Corporation for National and Community Service is maintaining a FAQ on the COVID-19 outbreak.

Please visit www.nationalservice.gov/coronavirus for the most up-to-date information from CNCS regarding the impact of COVID-19 on AmeriCorps programming.  Review this information and reach out to the Alliance if you have further questions.  Click HERE for Alliance-specific updates for our Promise Fellow and VISTA members and supervisors.