What Others Are Saying About AmeriCorps in Minnesota



“It’s important to go into it knowing the challenges of service, but to also recognize that you will be serving your country in one of the most powerful ways, whether it be serving people in poverty or serving youth or closing the achievement gap – it’s really exciting to be part of that.”

Livi Buvala
City of Lakes AmeriCorps Member

A Key Partner to Accelerate Learning

“Minnesota Reading Corps is an essential component of our strategy for accelerating learning. Their track record of improving literacy outcomes for struggling readers creates the foundation that is absolutely necessary for lifelong learning.”

Dr. Brenda Cassellius
Minnesota Department of Education

Reading Corps Helps Close The Achievement Gap

“Head Start works with the highest risk kids to make sure they are ready for Kindergarten and to help close the achievement gap.  We see that the classrooms that had Reading Corps are making better progress in literacy.”

Gayle Kelly
Executive Director
Minnesota Head Start Association

Turning Good Ideas Into Action

“ServeMinnesota is a great linker of partners and has proven they have the ability to take really good ideas to a larger scale.”

Frank Forsberg
Senior Vice President, Systems Change and Innovation
Greater Twin Cities United Way

A Shared Goal to Improve Educational Outcomes

“This relationship is founded on the shared values that we can improve education outcomes, help all children reach their full potential and create the leaders and workforce that ensure our further global competitiveness.  We deeply appreciate the important work you do, and we look forward to continuing to align our efforts with yours.”

Laysha Ward
President of Community Relations