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I am the Lucky One.

By Greta Schmitt, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at Chaska High School Where did the year go? At the beginning of my term of service I expecting to have this year…

A Pleasant Surprise

By Josephine Rosene, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at Minneapolis Sanford Middle School  In April I had the opportunity to take a few days away from my host site to spend…

Building Capacity in Carlton County

By Matt Bolt, Alliance AmeriCorps VISTA member serving at Carlton County Restorative Justice Program As a VISTA at the Carlton County Restorative Justice Program, I have been working on improving…

Alliance Strategic Framework

Dear friends, Over the past year, I’ve been humbled to lead the Alliance though an incredible process of exploration and reflection.  Young people, AmeriCorps alumni, current partners, founding members, funders,…

Youth Education Leadership Summit 2019

March 30th at Patrick Henry High School in Minneapolis Across the state, young people are in positions of leadership in their schools and communities, working within the same system and…

“I listened to him.”

Heidi Rieck, 2017/18 AmeriCorps Promise Fellow with the Dreamline Program at Rochester Kellogg Middle School "This morning on my way into school I was stopped by a teacher who asked…

Holding Space as a VISTA Leader

If I asked you to tell me about a leader who inspired you, what would you say? If you asked me that same question, I would tell you about my…

A Day in the Life: Maki & Annie in Northfield

Maki Love (2nd year) and Annie Moore (1st year) are AmeriCorps Promise Fellows serving at Northfield Middle School this year.  Maki and Annie documented a day in their lives to…

Opening Up Her True Self

By Cesi Rasgado, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at Minneapolis American Indian Center  "One of the teens I have been working with used to hide her face with her hoodie and…

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…