Minnesota Service Opportunities

Admission Possible

Service area: Minneapolis/St. Paul
Website: www.admissionpossible.org
Admission Possible is dedicated to making college admission possible for promising and motivated low-income students by providing ACT and SAT test preparation services and admissions and financial aid consulting. Members lead teams of students in public high schools in preparing for college admission.

City of Lakes AmeriCorps

Service area: Minneapolis
Website: commed.mpls.k12.mn.us/AmeriCorps.html
The mission of the City of Lakes AmeriCorps program is to help ensure all children succeed both socially and academically regardless of race, culture, ethnicity, native language, gender, poverty level, disability, or any other status. Our goals are to help youth improve academic success, develop leadership skills, and increase assets. City of Lakes members are placed in the Minneapolis Public Schools to provide tutoring, mentoring, service-learning, and after school activities to K-12 students.

Community Technology Empowerment Project 

Service area: Minneapolis/St. Paul
Website: www.technologypower.org
The Community Technology Empowerment Project mobilizes AmeriCorps members to bridge the digital divide, targeting the unique technology access and resource access needs of new immigrants. Members serve to develop culturally-appropriate outreach and training materials including computer education, public service announcements, and Web site development.

LEAP/AmeriCorps Initiative

Service area: Southern Minnesota
Website: www.smifoundation.org
LEAP (Learning Early Achieves Potential)/AmeriCorps Initiative will build social/emotional school readiness skills of preschool children and support parents in learning dialogic reading techniques to build bonds within home routines for school readiness skills. Members will also engage community youth in service learning early childhood development and education so they realize how their strengths can contribute to building and sustaining the early childhood movement in southern Minnesota and how they can serve community by acting as positive role models and support for families with children, 0-5.

Minnesota Alliance with Youth

Service Area: Multiple locations statewide: Fergus Falls, Duluth, Twin Cities Metro Area, Rochester, and Worthington 
Website: www.mnyouth.net
The Minnesota Alliance with Youth hosts 60 Promise Fellows in schools and community organizations across the state. The Fellows’ year of service focuses on the issue of educational equity. Members serve in communities to mobilize youth and adults to volunteer in mentoring, tutoring, leadership, and civic engagement programs. Through delivering the Five Promises of America’s Promise, Fellows partner with communities to build enduring systems that promote civic engagement and academic success for all of Minnesota’s children.

Minnesota Conservation Corps

Service area: Statewide from a basecamp near Hinckley, Twin Cities Metro Area 
Website: www.conservationcorps.org
MCC Youth Programs engage AmeriCorps members as leaders for youth from diverse backgrounds as they complete community-service projects. The programs focus on youth development and job training, with environmental conservation as a learning vehicle. The combination of service projects and experiential education helps youth build practical skills, connect to the natural environment, and become active, empowered citizens in their local communities. In the residential Summer Youth Program, AmeriCorps members guide 85 youth through a summer of environmental service projects in rural areas. In the Youth Outdoors program, AmeriCorps members guide 50 youth through environmental service projects in the Twin Cities metro area during afterschool hours and weekends.

Minnesota Math Corps

Service area: Saint Cloud Area
Website: https://minnesotamathcorps.org/
Math Corps is a brand new AmeriCorps program starting this fall in St. Cloud. Be the first to serve in this exciting new program! Members will be intensively trained to work one-on-one and/or in small groups with 4th-8th grade students who are not proficient in math.

Minnesota Reading Corps

Service area: Multiple locations statewide including, but not limited to: Brainerd, Duluth, Grand Rapids, Mankato, Moorhead, Rochester, St. Cloud, Winona, and Twin Cities Metro Area
Web site: www.MinnesotaReadingCorps.org
Minnesota Reading Corps members serve to increase the literacy skills of at-risk children age 3 to grade 3 by providing qualified, well-trained AmeriCorps members and community volunteers: to tutor children identified below target level who need extra help to improve their literacy skills. Members serve in Head, Start agencies, community-based preschools, and elementary schools.

Multicultural Communities in Action 

Service area: Minneapolis/St. Paul
Website: www.commonbond.org/americorps
AmeriCorps members serving with Multicultural Communities tutor children in public schools, alternative schools and non- profit programs, recruit volunteer tutors, or work in after-school programs.

Partners in Service to America

Service area: Red Lake Reservation
Website: www.rlnn.com/main/AmeriCorpNew.html
Partners in Service to America focuses on improving K-12 student academic achievement through tutoring, after-school programs and cultural activities. Members also mobilize community volunteers to meet community needs.

True North AmeriCorps Program

Service area: Northeastern Minnesota
Website: www.truenorthamericorps.org
True North AmeriCorps members enhance the future success of at-risk children by increasing the number of positive adults in their lives within tutoring, mentoring and after-school programs. Members are placed in both community-based and school-based organizations throughout Northeastern Minnesota.

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity and PPL 

Service area: Minneapolis/St. Paul
Website: www.tchabitat.org/ or www.ppl-inc.org
In a unique partnership between Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity and Project for Pride in Living (PPL), members build, rehab, and repair homes in partnership with community volunteers and low-income families in the Twin Cities. AmeriCorps members also coordinate after-school youth programs and engage in community organizing.

Work in Progress

Service area: Twin Cities Metro Area, St. Cloud Area, and Chisago County 
Website: www.rise.org/bridges-self-sufficiency-americorps-program
Work in Progress is a program dedicated to serving immigrants and refugees, people with disabilities and others with significant barriers to employment. AmeriCorps members support service recipients in achieving employment and community integration goals by providing one-on-one job search assistance, mobility or bus training, on-site and off-site job coaching, supervised peer-to-peer community support, instruction in self-dependency skills and teaching functional English skills.

For more information about AmeriCorps, visit www.americorps.gov

For more information about service opportunities in Minnesota, visit www.serveminnesota.org or PH/TTY: 612-333-7740

AmeriCorps is committed to the inclusion of individuals without regard to disability, gender, race, religion or sexual orientation. Reasonable accommodations provided upon request.