Minnesota Alliance with Youth


Northfield GradCommunity Summit

Inspiring Youth, Creating Change Youth, educators, family and community members gathered at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota on December 9th, 2016, for the Northfield Graduation Summit.  Selected by America’s Promise Alliance out of 100 nationwide communities to host a graduation summit, Northfield’s event brought together around 200 stakeholders to spend the day learning about best […] Read more »

That would be lovely

That would be lovely By Gin Eckert, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at Wilder Foundation’s Youth Leadership Initiative “Yes, that would be lovely,” she said when I asked her if she wanted to go ice skating after school. She had early release and we had time to kill before we picked up the kids from Harding. […] Read more »

The Rubik’s Cube

The Rubik’s Cube By Danielle Marzinske, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at Open World Learning Community (SPPS) It took me roughly one long and frustrating week to learn how to solve a Rubik’s cube and weeks more to learn how to solve it without looking at a screen of directions. Since I sometimes get fidgety, I […] Read more »


Home By Toe Mahasongkham, AmeriCorps Promise Fellow serving at Saint Paul Harding High School (with the Sanneh Foundation)  Throughout life, we all yearn and seek for a place that we belong to; a place where we can be ourselves and a place where we can succeed. This place, especially for High School freshmen is extremely […] Read more »

PEACE Program

PEACE Program By Melissa Butler, AmeriCorps VISTA serving at Minneapolis Public Schools A highlight of my VISTA Service has been assisting the City of Minneapolis with recruitment for Pathways to Emergency & Academy Career Experiences (PEACE) Program. The aim of this program is to provide youth who have had or could have contact with the […] Read more »

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