Every year, exceptional people across Minnesota build lifelong leadership skills and support young people in their communities by serving in the Alliance’s AmeriCorps programs. Participants in these national service programs receive a living stipend and other benefits (optional insurance and child care assistance), mentorship and leadership training, and much more — while contributing directly to the wellbeing and success of Minnesota youth. [LEARN MORE]
The Alliance is an organization that strives to be anti-racist and is looking for AmeriCorps applicants that want to join us in this work. The following opportunities are available:
2023-24 AmeriCorps Promise Fellow
Half-term positions starting January 2024!
AmeriCorps Promise Fellows serve as caring adults who support, mentor, and build positive relationships with young people in 6-12th grades on their path to high school graduation. Promise Fellows provide one-on-one and small group support to a group of students in a school or non-profit organization.
2023-24 AmeriCorps VISTA
VISTA members build organizational capacity by strengthening and connecting existing resources and best practices to better serve youth, especially young people of color and young people living in poverty.
AmeriCorps Promise Fellow positions:
Promise Fellow- Metro Schools
Orono School District/Community Education: Our students will maximize their potential in life because of their experiences in Orono Schools. Our commitment to fulfilling that mission is stronger than ever, and we’re excited to blaze new trails on the roadmap to the future. Orono’s three goals are scholarship, character, and relationships.
PPL Loring Nicollet Alternative High School: Are you interested in serving at a Minneapolis alternative high school where your day-to-date interactions create life-changing impact for youth at risk? If you have an interest in contributing to positive youth development, education equity, and social justice in a multicultural, informal atmosphere, consider becoming a Promise Fellow at Loring Nicollet Alternative School (LNAS). There, you will be a key link to students—working one-to-one with them to provide unique academic and social-emotional support and empowering them to achieve their goals.
St Paul Public Schools- Murray Middle School: Are you interested in serving a diverse community of learners where your support can have a direct impact on the academic experience of today’s youth? If you have a passion for building positive relationships with students and colleagues, seeing students grow and succeed and being a part of a strong supportive community then this position is for you. Join our Murray community and help to prepare our youth for success in middle school, high school and beyond!
Career Pathways: Career Pathways works to include underserved and disenfranchised students who do not achieve well in traditional settings, but who will flourish in this unique multi-age/multi-graded environment which promotes application of learning. Research shows that all students learn better when they experience the real-life responsibilities of the job. To learn more about our school and our goals, please visit our website: www.cpathmn.org
At Hidden River Middle School (formerly Ramsey Middle School), our goal is to help students gain global perspective. Through our International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP), we emphasize the value of teaching students to ask questions and think critically about issues in our school community and the world. All classes at Hidden River are rooted in IB and engage students in lessons that are relevant to their lives.
Mound Westonka High School is a grades 8–12 public high school in Mound, Minnesota.The Promise Fellow would work with administrators and experienced ADSIS support paras to discuss philosophy behind the support and collaborate on effective strategies to build relationships with students, communicate with teachers, and provide effective supports for students.
Minneapolis Public Schools (Check & Connect program): If you are interested in serving in a diverse urban district, implementing an evidence-based program which is recognized around the country, join our Minneapolis Public Schools Check & Connect team. You will be surrounded by a dynamic team of smart, persistent, and professional individuals who not only do great work, but love what they are doing.
Grandview Middle School serves approximately 600 students in grades 5-7 in the Westonka Public School District. Their passion for innovation and academic excellence means our graduates leave prepared for college and success in the 21st century.
Bloomington Public Schools‘ mission is to help prepare all learners to thrive in a rapidly changing world. They strive to provide each student with equitable access to high quality and culturally relevant instruction, curriculum, support, facilities and educational resources. Supporting students is a focus for Bloomington Public Schools, which is why they aim to ensure the most safe and supportive school system possible for each student.
Edina Public Schools is a dynamic learning community delivering educational excellence and preparing all students to realize their full potential. Through academics, activities and opportunities, they encourage creativity, foster curiosity, and develop critical thinking skills. They support every student’s educational journey by creating a caring and inclusive school culture that supports the whole student.
Centennial Middle School connects the communities of Blaine, Centerville, Circle Pines, Lexington, and Lino Lakes. The District’s vibrant learning environments reflect a commitment to preparation and achievement. Staff know and care deeply about students and pay attention to their unique strengths and needs. Respect, trust, and consistency create welcoming and inclusive places where children and youth can excel.
Hiawatha Academies is a network of public charter schools in Minneapolis serving students from kindergarten to 12th grade. They create a K-12 school experience that empowers students with knowledge, character, and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good.
Park High School serves students in South Washington County School District. “As a culturally rich community, we will ALL learn and grow together through diverse opportunities that foster culturally competent communication, collaboration, and critical thinking that enhance post secondary readiness AND contributions to local and global communities.”
Paladin Career and Technical High School is a tuition-free public charter school serving grades 9 – 12+. Our diverse community is full of individual strengths with a common purpose. An integral part of our success is our relationships-first approach. Students are met right where they’re at, offered self-paced programming to support their individual needs, helped to achieve their definition of success, and guided as they create goals for their future.
Promise Fellow- Greater Minnesota Schools
Northfield Community Schools (Middle and High Schools, Healthy Communities Initiative, Union of Youth): Join a dynamic cohort of 10+ Promise Fellows serving in Northfield, MN, to support the positive trajectory of over 300 local youth! If you are interested in education, social justice, closing the achievement gap, homelessness, mental health, youth development, community collaboration, collective impact and most importantly, young people, we have the perfect service position for you.
Aitkin High School’s mission is to empower students to be life-long learners and citizens by maximizing community, parent, and staff involvement while developing high expectations and achievement in a safe learning environment.
The Norse Area Learning Center offers a pathway to graduation and/or a diploma, credit recovery, and work-based programming, in a unique location separate from traditional learning environments. All NALC students receive a device, and benefit from the smaller, more personal environment with fewer distractions the Hank Brooker Bldg. provides. Services are delivered by caring staff that teach to the “whole student!”
North Branch Area High School is located in North Branch MN. North Branch Area High School is at the forefront of reimagining what the high school experience can look like. Building student agency is at the core of the high school experience.
Promise Fellow- Community Organizations
Breakthrough Minneapolis at Blake: Are you someone who is passionate about educational equity, like to have fun, and want to support Minneapolis Public School students reach their full potential? Breakthrough is looking for an Americorps Promise Fellow to help support our amazing middle and high school aged students. This year-long service position is a great opportunity to gain important jobs skills that will help prepare you for your career path while also making an impact on the community. LearningWorks – Launched in 2000 through a unique public-private partnership between Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) and The Blake School (Blake), Breakthrough’s mission is to provide a challenging, year-round academic enrichment program for motivated and traditionally underrepresented students, setting them on a post-secondary path while preparing and inspiring talented college and high school students to become the next generation of educators. Formed to address the barriers to educational equity, LearningWorks has an aspirational vision of what school and learning could be for all students when education is student centered, culturally responsive and equitable. Learn more at: www.blakeschool.org/learningworks
Keystone Community Services: If you believe in the power of community, Keystone’s Community Kids is the program for you! Our students attend public, private, and charter schools; then they all come to our Community Center after school. They receive daily homework help and tutoring, and connect with youth and neighbors from their community. Our students love coming here and you will too! You will have the opportunity to mentor youth in a highly diverse, collaborative environment. Coach them to develop their talents, face challenges, solve problems, and achieve success in school and life.
The mission of DinoMights is to equip our urban youth to develop Physical, Academic, Social and Spiritual excellence. We provide whole life youth development which includes ice hockey, academic support, mentoring, community service, leadership, and optional faith based activities. We foster relationships with our youth from early elementary years through high school graduation. DinoMights has achieved 86% high school graduation since 1995. Over the past three years 100% of DinoMights high school seniors have graduated on time. Today, with the support of AmeriCorps Fellows, we have the exciting opportunity to increase high school GPA, post secondary enrollment, matriculation into 4 year colleges and universities, and leadership skills.
Youth First Community of Promise believes that young people are the very essence of the future. Who they are tomorrow is essentially the outcome of how they are raised and nurtured today. As the leading Youth Center in the Anoka, Ramsey, Coon Rapids, and Andover area, we go above and beyond to provide our youth an empowering environment where they can fully embrace their identity and gain the skills they need to be leaders tomorrow.
Minnesota Alliance With Youth- Promise Fellow Leader: The Alliance works in partnership with youth to ensure that ALL young people have equitable educational opportunities that foster their individual assets, honor their voices, and prepare them to reach their goals. We envision a Minnesota that supports young people in building their own present and future.
AmeriCorps VISTA Positions:
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