Stories of Service
AmeriCorps members in Minnesota have amazing stories to tell.
Welcome to our Stories of Service blog! 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.
How Public Health Corps is reinforcing Minnesota’s healthcare workforce
In pandemic recovery efforts, a huge concern has been the country’s overworked public health workforce. Doctors, nurses, and other healthcare
“Taking a leap together”: A conversation with Julia Quanrud and Audrey Suker
After leading ServeMinnesota for 24 years, Audrey Suker retired in March of 2023. ServeMinnesota’s new CEO, Julia Quanrud, has worked
“Service is core to my purpose and who I am”: Introducing our new CEO, Julia Quanrud
It’s not an exaggeration to say that Julia Quanrud has been a part of every single level of AmeriCorps in
“Serving was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made”: AmeriCorps led her to a career in energy and equity
Mari, a senior policy associate at the St. Paul–based clean-energy policy nonprofit Fresh Energy, followed her interest in green construction
“I’m all in on math now”: Math Corps tutor builds her own confidence while helping students build theirs
Casey Starr remembers clearly the moment in junior high when a teacher told her that she obviously didn’t have any
As our CEO of 24 years retires, she leaves ServeMinnesota with a strong legacy
Over the past 24 years, as Audrey Suker has led AmeriCorps in Minnesota, a phrase she’s often used is “it’s
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.