What is ServeMinnesota?

Catalyzing positive social change

ServeMinnesota’s primary goal is to invest its AmeriCorps resources to catalyze positive social change in Minnesota. 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.

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People Served

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.

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Vision

Demonstrating the power of national service to solve complex social problems.

Mission

ServeMinnesota is a catalyst for positive social impact, working with AmeriCorps and community partners to address critical needs in Minnesota and share our proven practices nationally.

How We Create Change

We get measurable results through:
 
  • Innovation: researching and applying the best data-driven methods to create powerful local solutions
  • Investment: 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

Learn more about our impact.