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.
“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
Over the past 24 years, as Audrey Suker has led AmeriCorps in Minnesota, a phrase she’s often used is “it’s
We believe in the power of a national network of service – and one way we harness that network is
Yes, AmeriCorps is a great way to serve your community and to get professional experience – but it’s also a
Whether you’re a student on break, a retiree with some extra time, or someone looking to try something new, AmeriCorps
Mae is a Climate Impact Corps member who has been serving in the Community Forestry Initiative since the fall of
We work with many funders and partners who just “get” it – organizations that see our vision and are willing
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.
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.
To this day, I am a big admirer of the legislation that created AmeriCorps, the 1993 National Community Service Trust Act.
Boushra began volunteering at her son’s elementary school as a way to learn about the American educational system. Today, she’s
Geri (she/they) has been familiar with their AmeriCorps service site, Mahube-Otwa Community Action Partnership, since their childhood on the White Earth