Stories of Service
AmeriCorps members in Minnesota have amazing stories to tell.
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 every other Thursday.
Ferd Schlapper is a math tutor with AmeriCorps, a national “Peace Corps” that gives boosts to kids in math and reading. He volunteers at Woodbury Elementary School.
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Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) math scores have declined for the fourth year in a row. Math Corps and PreK Math offer opportunities to help.
When Shannon Twiss graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a bachelor’s degree in Justice & Peace Studies in
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) named the Twin Cities the top place for AmeriCorps recruitment nationally.
This Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity member learned that the more you put into it, the more you get out of it.
After graduating from Macalester College in 2018, Ella knew she wanted to find a community of friends and serve in a school through AmeriCorps.
One of the most common questions about AmeriCorps service is about health insurance coverage.
“Whether you’re 20, 40 or 70, you have something to offer on the job and purpose really does matter.”
Coleman reflects on the importance of confronting historic practices that perpetuate racial disparities in homeownership.
After serving as a tutor in Reading Corps to Math Corps, Bradi now has the perfect position.
“All of the members in my GreenCorps cohort feel the urgency of wanting to get out there and change the world.”
After retiring from many years working in corporate roles at Target, Chuck yearned to continue to make an impact on his community.