Stories of Service
AmeriCorps members in Minnesota have amazing stories to tell.
Every day, Minnesota AmeriCorps programs and their members transform lives and get things done. Their actions and impact shows exactly what service to your state is all about. These are their stories. Subscribe to our newsletter to get them sent directly to your inbox.
What we learned from this transformational climate energy program
We believe in the power of a national network of service – and one way we harness that network is
These Couples Found Love Through AmeriCorps Service
Yes, AmeriCorps is a great way to serve your community and to get professional experience – but it’s also a
Stuck on what to do this summer? Here’s why you should join AmeriCorps!
Whether you’re a student on break, a retiree with some extra time, or someone looking to try something new, AmeriCorps
Climate Impact Corps helped lead her to audio storytelling
Mae is a Climate Impact Corps member who has been serving in the Community Forestry Initiative since the fall of
How our work with PNC Bank transformed the way we develop programs
We work with many funders and partners who just “get” it – organizations that see our vision and are willing
How we answered the call to serve refugees and immigrants in Minnesota
When the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) told us that more than 1,000 Afghan refugees were coming to Minnesota last December, we jumped right into action.
“Service led directly to a career I love”
Vanessa chose to become an AmeriCorps member as she pondered her options after graduating from college in 2010. Her service
Let’s clear up these myths about AmeriCorps￼
Read about some of the myths you might have heard about AmeriCorps.
Wondering what we really mean by “research to practice”? Here’s a deep dive
At ServeMinnesota, we talk a lot about the central role research plays in our work. Research informs every stage of a program’s development, from initial program design through evaluation.
Celebrating 20 years: How ServeMinnesota became a catalyst for positive change in MN
To this day, I am a big admirer of the legislation that created AmeriCorps, the 1993 National Community Service Trust Act.
“This is like magic”: Emerging Educators gave her a path to teaching
Boushra began volunteering at her son’s elementary school as a way to learn about the American educational system. Today, she’s
“I got to use all the skills I’ve built throughout my life.”
Geri (she/they) has been familiar with their AmeriCorps service site, Mahube-Otwa Community Action Partnership, since their childhood on the White Earth
How this former Promise Fellow and new ServeMinnesota employee is bringing theory to practice
Back when he was a student at Occidental College, Isa Kibira remembers living in “theory land.” He majored in political
A glimpse into service with the Refugee Response Initiative
The tech team for the Refugee Response Initiative does a lot more than just tech. In addition to setting up
For him, AmeriCorps service was a bridge to the nonprofit sector
David Langley has worked for more than two years as the Engagement Manager at Prepare + Prosper, a Twin Cities