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Everything You Need to Know About the AmeriCorps Education Award

AmeriCorps service brings all kinds of rewards — an ability to directly help others, a sense of fellowship and belonging, a meaningful line of experience on your resume or c.v. and many other rewards that are mostly of the intrinsic variety. But one major extrinsic benefit worth mentioning is the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award. The award is named after Eli Segal, a pioneer of national … Continue reading Everything You Need to Know About the AmeriCorps Education Award

AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps VISTA: Separate But Complementary Branches of Service

By Shayla Thiel Stern AmeriCorps is a force across the state of Minnesota – and with 2,160 members, larger than many might expect. ServeMinnesota is responsible for all the Minnesota state AmeriCorps programs, and the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency that funds national service, has an office in Minnesota that administers the AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) program. Although … Continue reading AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps VISTA: Separate But Complementary Branches of Service

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How Service Helps Build Leadership Skills

By Zayn Saifullah Serving with College Possible was my first time working in an office bigger than 15 people (in fact, much bigger with 171 staff and AmeriCorps members in Minnesota alone). As a recent graduate, I started out feeling very unconfident in such a comparatively large setting and convinced that my introversion and shyness made me unsuited to leadership. The needs of my service … Continue reading How Service Helps Build Leadership Skills

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Service on Social: The Best Tweets, Grams and Posts of the Week

ServeMinnesota has gathered some of our favorite recent social media posts about AmeriCorps and service. Follow our social platforms at @ServeMN and #IServeMN to let us know what posts you think are most noteworthy.  We loved this post from Danielle Bauer, a newly-minted AmeriCorps Community Volunteer Ambassador at Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Ohio, who will begin service in this winter wonderland soon. 2. Can’t … Continue reading Service on Social: The Best Tweets, Grams and Posts of the Week

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AmeriCorps: An Internship Alternative

By Christy Ohlgrogge Across the nation, college students are heading back to school to begin the spring semester, and those few months leading up to the summer are a time of both excitement and panic for a lot of students. Those who were like me might realize a little bit too late that they do not have enough internship experience in the field of their … Continue reading AmeriCorps: An Internship Alternative

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Service on Social Media: The Best Tweets, Grams and Posts of the Week

ServeMinnesota has gathered some of our favorite recent social media posts about AmeriCorps and service. Follow our social platforms at @ServeMN and #IServeMN to let us know what posts you think are most noteworthy.  1. Twin Cities photographer Nate Ryan posted inspiring photos of Saint Paul Mayor Melvin Carter working alongside AmeriCorps members at Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity for a feature in Minnesota Monthly. … Continue reading Service on Social Media: The Best Tweets, Grams and Posts of the Week

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Service on Social Media: The Best Tweets, Grams and Posts of the Week

ServeMinnesota has gathered some of our favorite recent social media posts about AmeriCorps and service. Follow our social platforms at @ServeMN and #IServeMN to let us know what posts you think are most noteworthy.   We appreciated the Corporation for National and Community Service‘s tribute to President George H.W. Bush, who was a strong advocate for dedicating oneself to service: 2. AARP Minnesota posted an essay … Continue reading Service on Social Media: The Best Tweets, Grams and Posts of the Week