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.
Law Enforcement Career Path Academy Members Help to Feed a Community at a Time of Crisis
AmeriCorps members in the LECPA program in St. Paul have changed their typical service to lead a food drive and help local food shelves.
True North AmeriCorps Members Respond to the COVID-19 Crisis in Duluth
True North AmeriCorps members in Duluth have transformed their service to help communities suffering in this crisis.
How Can You Help?
ServeMinnesota has compiled a short list of resources for AmeriCorps members and citizen volunteers and donors so we can all do whatever we can in a time that our communities are in need.
‘I Have Lived Through What They’re Going Through:’ An AmeriCorps Member Reflects on Her Service in College Possible
Alexia is an AmeriCorps member who serves as a College Possible coach at St. Catherine University in St. Paul. She helps students in the College Possible program there navigate and adjust to college.
Did You Know You Can Postpone Your Student Loan Payments While Serving in AmeriCorps?
College students and graduates who have taken out student loans might worry that they won’t be able to keep up with repayment if they sign up for AmeriCorps, but good news: There are penalty-free options to postpone student loan payments while you serve.
Reading Corps Tutors Can Now Earn a CDA Through This New Program
AmeriCorps members in Minnesota Reading Corps can now earn a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential at no cost and use service hours to complete.
Helping Students Graduate and Developing Leadership Skills as an AmeriCorps Promise Fellow
Michaela found a great fit as an AmeriCorps Promise Fellow with Minnesota Alliance With Youth. Now she’s Promise Fellow Leader.
5 Reasons Why AmeriCorps is a Great Career Pivot
AmeriCorps can provide you with skills, networking and the luxury of time to think about how to pivot your career.
Why You Should Serve When You’re Older
Older Minnesotans are an important key to solving some of the most pervasive social issues.
AmeriCorps Service in Math Corps Has Given Him a Chance to Give Back
Brian Kasper finds his Minnesota Math Corps service is a perfect fit for this stage of his life.
From Foster Care to AmeriCorps, a Recent High School Grad Says ‘I’m Where I Need to Be’
“I decided to serve in Reading Corps because I love reading, and I also wanted to be able to help kids. Some kids might not be encouraged to read at home. Reading Corps encourages children to read more and incorporates it into their lives.”
He Found a Successful Career in Technology and Service — A Path Started With Two Terms in AmerCorps
Mayank Gupta realized he was not passionate about the degree he had earned. AmeriCorps service helped him find a passion for technology and helping others, and now that is his career.
Dr. Martin Luther King Inspires Service on Jan. 20
Learn more about volunteer service on Martin Luther King Day.
A Conversation With Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Great New Results for Reading Corps
Editor’s Note: This story was originally published by Minnesota Reading Corps. On December 3, Reading Corps was invited to participate
See How This Program is Transforming Classrooms
The Total Learning Classroom program aims to transform student learning in schools experiencing the worst achievement gaps in the state.