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.
Anna McCallum: Helping Parents and Caregivers Strategize Ways to Help Kids at Home
Anna McCallum is a Literacy Coach at Reading & Math Inc. (RMI) and she will be using her background in
Jessica Mower: Excited to Consult With Families and Kids in a Time of Need
Jessica Mower is a Coaching & Training Senior Manager at Reading & Math Inc., and she will be one of
Hannah Berget: Stepping Up to Help Families With Kids Who Need a Little Extra Help Now
Math Specialist Hannah Berget is a former Reading Corps member and special education teacher and current Math Program Specialist who will consult with families about learning at home.
Anne Sinclair: Determining Innovative Ways to Continue to Serve Students — Even While They’re at Home
As Chief Learning Officer at Reading & Math Inc., Anne Sinclair wants to assure that all students continue to learn, even while they are at home.
From Minnesota GreenCorps to Graduate School, Service is a Thread Through His Life
Steven Yang experienced the power of AmeriCorps as a child, and after college, decided to join Green Corps.
‘It’s such an incredible experience:’ A Reading Corps Tutor Extends AmeriCorps Service to Emergency Response
Sloane served two years in Minnesota Reading Corps and wanted to continue to serve by joining the AmeriCorps Emergency Response Initiative.
A Global Pandemic Changed Her Peace Corps Plans, and Now She Serves in AmeriCorps
By Jackie Brock, Minnesota Reading Corps and Minnesota Math Corps When Venissa Ledesma’s Peace Corps service in Cameroon was suspended
A Perspective-Shifting Summer in the AmeriCorps Emergency Response Initiative
A college student learns about her community and herself as she serves in the AmeriCorps Emergency Response Initiative this summer.
We Are Never Going Back to ‘Normal’
We are forever changed and have no interest in actually going back to that “normal” ever again.
The Gift of Climate Change: How a Generation is Redefining Community.
I was 17 when I first encountered real community. That summer, I was hired by the Minnesota Conservation Corps.
ServeMinnesota Board President Kate Kelly Combines Passion With Expertise
Kate Kelly, Regional President of PNC Bank, has proven to be an optimistic leader and catalyst for positive change in
Not Sure About College This Fall? Consider a Gap Year in AmerCorps
With college in flux this fall, it’s a great time for students to consider a gap year — and AmeriCorps provides income, tuition help, health benefits, adventure and more.
Reading Corps Members Discover New Ways to Serve
When Minnesota schools closed in response to the COVID-19 crisis, our members stepped up. Over the last few weeks, reading
‘It’s an Honor to be Trusted with These Students’ Stories and Their Experiences:’ Finding a Career Path in Recovery Corps
Quinn Forss was looking for a new opportunity to refocus his career when he learned about Minnesota Recovery Corps. As
Why Not Serve in AmeriCorps This Summer?
If you’ve recently lost an internship or a job, AmeriCorps service could be your new internship or provide a career pivot to a new job.