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Promise Press Summer 2014; Volume 17, Issue 3

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Volume 17, Issue 3

In this issue:

Success Through Collaboration: AmeriCorps Promise Fellows and District 287

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) recently announced $205 million in grants to put AmeriCorps members on the ground to tackle critical challenges in communities across the U.S. Nationwide, CNCS funding will employ a total of 43,104 new AmeriCorps members, including 210 Minnesota Alliance With Youth Promise Fellows!. Read more »

GradMinnesota Makes Strides Toward Graduation Goal

GradMinnesota, an innovative partnership of Minnesota Alliance With Youth, the Office of the Governor, and the Minnesota Department of Education, is making strides toward its vision to have all young people in Minnesota graduate from high school prepared for success in postsecondary opportunity, work, civic engagement, and life. Read more »

Statewide Summit: Ignite Youth Voice for Change

On Friday, June 13, over 200 youth and adults from across Minnesota gathered at Hamline University for the Minnesota Alliance With Youth and Minnesota Youth Council’s Statewide Summit: Ignite Youth Voice for Change. Supported by a strategic partnership with youthrive and Youthprise, as well as State Farm, the event was a culmination of eight district summits during 2013 and 2014.  Read more »

Red Wagon Awards Honor Leadership, Achievement and Service

The Red Wagon Awards recognize and celebrate outstanding youth leadership and civic engagement throughout the state of Minnesota. Recipients are nominated for their civic engagement and service, academic achievement, and exemplary leadership, and awards are given to both individuals and groups of young people who are working to create change in their communities. Read more »

Alliance Recognized With AmeriCorps Innovation Award

To mark the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps, the organizations America’s Service Commissions and Innovations in Civic Participation joined together to highlight 28 AmeriCorps programs from around the nation in their publication, “Transforming Communities Through Service: A Collection of the Most Innovative AmeriCorps State and Volunteer Generation Fund Programs in the United States.” Read more »

New Minnesota Youth Council Videos!

Have you seen the new Minnesota Youth Council videos? The Alliance teamed up with Youthprise and Twin Cities Public Television to make four incredible videos highlighting the work of our statewide youth council. The four videos introduce the structure and mission of the MYC, give an overview of the creation and ongoing work of the Minnesota Youth Council Committee at the state legislature, highlight the first MYC Committee meeting on March 4, 2014, and showcase the statewide youth summits held in 2013 and 2014. Watch all of the videos on the Alliance’s YouTube channel

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