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.
She’s a Reading Corps Tutor Turned Advocate
Jeannette recruited members of her family to join her in Reading Corps service and continues to serve as an internal coach.
Finding the Best Opportunity for Herself in Opportunity Corps
After losing a longtime job at a certified nursing assistant, Ivy used AmeriCorps service to make a career pivot.
Service on Social: We Round Up Our Favorite Recent Tweets, Grams and Posts
We have published a list some of our favorite social media posts about AmeriCorps and service from the past few
This Twin Cities Youth Leader Discovered His Future in AmeriCorps Service
Serving as an AmeriCorps member in Community Technology Empowerment Program (CTEP) helped Esteban find a career in non-profit work.
Why I Know Early Literacy Matters
“Investments in evidence-based programs that demonstrate growth and strong outcomes for children are the closest thing to a golden ticket we can give our children.”
How Research Helps Students Become Better Readers
Research teams at ServeMinnesota constantly work to improve AmeriCorps programs like Reading Corps.
8 Reasons to Spend Your Gap Year in AmeriCorps
Gap years are increasingly common among young adults, and AmeriCorps provides income, tuition help, health benefits, adventure and more.
From High School to AmeriCorps: A Recent Grad’s Decision to Join Reading Corps
Yailyn nows attends college and services full-time as a tutor in Reading Corps.
She Loved Her Small Hometown, and After College, Was Able to Serve There in AmeriCorps
Hilary was able to return to her small town in Southern Minnesota to serve in AmeriCorps LEAP before going to graduate school.
Did the Mayor of Minneapolis Just Agree to Let Us Dump Slime on His Head?
Mayor Jacob Frey challenges the Minneapolis community to help recruit new AmeriCorps members to serve in schools.
Helping Students and Discovering Her Passion in College Possible
Telia’s AmeriCorps service helped her figure out that she liked to coach high school and college students.
How National Service Recognition Day Recognizes AmeriCorps Service
Here is a roundup of National Service Recognition Day activities in Minnesota.
Service on Social: The Best Tweets, Grams and Posts of the Month of March
ServeMinnesota has gathered some of our favorite recent social media posts about AmeriCorps and service, and you can feel the
She Helps Students With Math So They Don’t Have to Struggle Like She Did
“I thought hey, now is the time to really give back to my community and help kids who struggled with math and science, too.”
Everything You Need to Know About the AmeriCorps Education Award
Members are provided with a tuition award after they finish one term of service. Here’s how much and they can use it.