- Advocate for AmeriCorps Funding Nationally
- Advocate for State Funding for AmeriCorps Promise Fellows
- Advocate for State Funding for the Minnesota Youth Council
- Promise Fellow Host Site Resources
- Minnesota Youth Council
Advocate for AmeriCorps Funding Nationally
On March 16, 2017, the White House released their FY18 budget which calls for the elimination for the Corporation for National and Community Service and AmeriCorps. We need you to take action today! Use this simple form to contact your elected officials .
Make phone calls to Congress using this easy tool from Voices for National Service.
We have strong messaging to support AmeriCorps! Please feel free to reference this document for your outreach efforts.
Advocate for State Funding for AmeriCorps Promise Fellows
The Alliance is requesting funding from the Minnesota Legislature to support AmeriCorps Promise Fellows. Currently Reading Corps, Math Corps, and College Possible all receive state funds to support their AmeriCorps members. You can help our efforts to support Promise Fellows!
Email your State Representative that serves the district where your AmeriCorps member/s serve. Ask them to support HF1027. Use the template provided and this website to find your elected official. You can also tweak this template to email your own elected officials too!
Advocate for State Funding for the Minnesota Youth Council
We are pleased to share that we have introduced legislation to provide state funding for the Minnesota Youth Council: SF1579 and HF1798. Please reach out to your Senators and Representatives and ask that they recognize the importance of youth voice in Minnesota by supporting these bills!
Promise Fellow Host Site Resources
The Alliance is happy to support Promise Fellow host sites in building relationships with their local elected officials! Please utilize this toolkit to help with your outreach efforts.
Minnesota continues to have one of the worst achievement gaps in the country between white students and students of color, as well as major differences in high school graduation rates based on race, special needs and socio-economic factors. GradMinnesota’s vision is that ALL young people in Minnesota graduate from high school prepared for success in postsecondary opportunities, work, civic engagement and life. Our recommendations focus on ensuring that Minnesota attains a 90% graduation rate for all students by 2020.
Minnesota Youth Council
In 2013, the Minnesota Legislature formally recognized the work of the MYC, passing into law the Minnesota Youth Council Committee Bill, which establishes the MYC as a voice for youth to provide advice and recommendations to the legislature and the governor on issues affecting youth and to serve as a liaison for youth around the state to the legislature and the governor. Read more about the work of the Minnesota Youth Council Committee here!
On January 27th, 2017, the MYCC heard testimony on three bills. Below are the Council’s responses to the bills heard. Watch the video of the MYC Committee hearing from each of the bill’s authors.
On April 15th, 2016 the MYCC heard testimony on several bills in the House and Senate. Below are the Council’s responses to the bills heard.
SF 2898 Student Inclusion and Engagement Act (Senator Sandra Pappas)
SF 1364 Student Support Services Personnel Grant (Senator Susan Kent)
SF 2234 Charter School Authorization (Senator Kevin Dahle)
SF 3003 Increase Teacher Diversity (Senator Terri Bonoff)
Youth Day at the Capitol took place on March 29th, 2016. Below are the Council’s responses to the bills heard.
On April 17th, 2015, the MYCC held their third and final committee meeting of the 2015 session. Below are the Council’s responses to the bills heard.
On March 13th, 2015, the MYCC heard testimony on four bills. Below are the Council’s responses to the bills heard.
On January 30th, 2015 the MYCC heard testimony on several bills in the House and Senate. Below are the Council’s responses to the bills heard.
Alliance Policy Agenda
To learn more about the policy work the Alliance is supporting throughout MN and nationally, please read our policy agenda.
If you have any policy related questions, please contact Kori Redepenning, Vice President of Mission Advancement, at firstname.lastname@example.org.