The Alliance receives national award for innovation!
April 23, 2014
We’re excited to announce that America’s Service Commissions and Innovations in Civic Participation has named Minnesota Alliance With Youth as one of the 28 Most Innovative AmeriCorps State Programs in the country!
Transforming Communities through Service: A Collection of the Most Innovative AmeriCorps State and Volunteer Generation Fund Programs in the United States commemorates the 20th Anniversary of AmeriCorps and state service commissions, the statewide governor-appointed agencies leading the nation’s service movement and AmeriCorps State programming.
“The publication highlights the role of states as laboratories for service and fosters new models for addressing a variety of pressing social issues,” says Tom Branen, executive director of America’s Service Commissions. Programs featured in the publication are addressing a range of issues from early childhood literacy to public safety. “National and community service programs are providing opportunities for citizens to play an active role in addressing community needs,” says Susan Stroud, executive director of Innovations in Civic Participation. “We hope everyone who reads these profiles will be inspired by the tales of ordinary citizens transforming their communities through service.”
Thanks to our Promise Fellows, host sites, supervisors and supporters for helping us receive this award!