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Chelsee: Why I Serve

Chelsee Chapin, AmeriCorps VISTA Leader "I wanted to make change in the educational sector, by helping to create equal opportunity for all students. I also wanted to see the inside…

Alexis & Conner: Circlekeeping in Robbinsdale

Alexis and Conner, AmeriCorps Promise Fellows serving together at Community Mediation and Restorative Services, share their experiences and reflections on circlekeeping with students at Robbinsdale Middle School. Alexis: "The 275 students…

Joseph: No Longer Necessary

By: Joseph Bruyers, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at Centennial Middle School "I think one of the most important moments I've had as a Promise Fellow was is watching a student…

Helena: All the Difference

By: Helena Gunderson, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at Hopkins West Junior High "I’m currently working with two students who both struggled to complete their math homework and understand the class…

Casey: Supporting their Ups and Downs

By Casey Butterfield, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at Laura Jeffrey Academy "Throughout the month of January Laura Jeffrey Academy participated in a J-Term schedule and things changed in terms of…

Rachel: All Three Games

By Rachel Pederson, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at Minneapolis North High School through the Check & Connect program "During the fall, I went to almost every single football game.  Most…

Lucas: Advances in Algebra

By Lucas Kauzlarich, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at Minneapolis South High School through the Check & Connect program "One day, during sixth hour, one of my students decided to skip…

Theo: Asking Is Easy

By Theo Twidwell, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at Breakthrough Twin Cities "Since day one, I have been working with a student regarding his fear of asking questions in class. He…

Rose: Amanda’s Story

By: Rose Lucia, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at Inver Grove Heights Middle School "I have been working with a student named Amanda.  She is a very intelligent young lady who…

Former Board Spotlight: Mary Docken

Mary Docken served on the Board of Directors of Minnesota Alliance With Youth from 2012-2014. She now works for Intellispark, an early stage K12 EdTech company focused student success. Why…

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.