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Catalyzing positive social change
ServeMinnesota works with AmeriCorps members and community partners to meet critical needs throughout Minnesota. We focus on solving tough problems in educational achievement, economic opportunity, climate mitigation and environmental stewardship, recovery from substance use disorders and more.
As the state’s administrator for federal AmeriCorps funds, we design new strategic initiatives, provide grants to nonprofit organizations and collaborate with partners to solve pressing problems. ServeMinnesota provides training and technical assistance, and monitors these organizations to ensure that they adhere to all federal rules and regulations related to their AmeriCorps grant.
We administer a portfolio of 16 AmeriCorps programs with about 2,000 AmeriCorps members addressing critical human needs with a lens of social justice. More than 1,200 sites across the state are hosting an AmeriCorps member this year. These sites include schools, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and other types of community resource centers.
ServeMinnesota’s primary goal is to invest its AmeriCorps resources in a manner that catalyzes positive social change in Minnesota and we do so engaging in anti-racist practices. We align the power of AmeriCorps with successful strategies that provide cost-effective solutions and yield measurable results. We apply evidence-based practices and scale what works to increase our impact.
How We Create Change
Researching and applying the best data-driven methods to create powerful local solutions
Raising and allocating funds for AmeriCorps program development, and people serving in those programs, to maximize return Alignment
Aligning with local community and government priorities and setting consistent program standards to ensure measurable results