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.
‘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.
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.
AmeriCorps members in Minnesota Reading Corps can now earn a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential at no cost and use service hours to complete.
Michaela found a great fit as an AmeriCorps Promise Fellow with Minnesota Alliance With Youth. Now she’s Promise Fellow Leader.
Brian Kasper finds his Minnesota Math Corps service is a perfect fit for this stage of his life.
“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.”
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.
Learn more about volunteer service on Martin Luther King Day.
Editor’s Note: This story was originally published by Minnesota Reading Corps. On December 3, Reading Corps was invited to participate
Dean Kephart from ServeMinnesota is now offering a “Design Your Life” course for AmeriCorps members and alumni. Learn more.
Researchers constantly evaluate programs like Math Corps to find the best ways to help students.
The AmeriCorps members serving as Scholar Coaches in the Total Learning Classroom (TLC) program at a Minneapolis school are helping