AmeriCorps: One of the Best Kept Secrets for People Over 55? Watch this Interview with Diana Pierce to Learn More

Recently, multimedia journalist and former KARE 11 anchor Diana Pierce invited Reading Corps tutor Georgette Johnson and ServeMinnesota CEO Audrey Suker to appear on her Facebook Live show, “What’s Next With Diana Pierce,” to talk about all the fantastic reasons to serve in AmeriCorps in retirement. Watch the episode here. Continue reading AmeriCorps: One of the Best Kept Secrets for People Over 55? Watch this Interview with Diana Pierce to Learn More

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How to Live on an AmeriCorps Stipend

By Shayla Thiel Stern Spending a year of your life serving in AmeriCorps is an amazing experience. You might be cleaning up damaged forests after a hurricane, helping kids in low-income areas improve reading and math skills, building a home for a family that otherwise has unstable housing or assisting a person who struggled with substance abuse with resources for recovery. Through AmeriCorps you can … Continue reading How to Live on an AmeriCorps Stipend

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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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5 Reasons to Make Service to Others Your New Year’s Resolution

By Shayla Thiel Stern New Year’s resolutions often hinge on self-improvement – read more books, eat more vegetables, learn a new skill, meet more friends. These are all great ideas, but what if you replaced this seasonal urge for self-improvement with resolve to help others in 2019?   At ServeMinnesota, we help partners and nonprofit organizations like Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, Minnesota GreenCorps, Reading … Continue reading 5 Reasons to Make Service to Others Your New Year’s Resolution

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Why You Should Serve When You’re Older

By Audrey Suker, ServeMinnesota CEO Editor’s note: This essay was originally published by AARP Minnesota. It should be no surprise to anyone reading this article: Older Minnesotans are an important key to solving some of the most pervasive social issues. As the CEO of ServeMinnesota, the organization responsible for investing AmeriCorps resources in ways that help solve unsolved problems, I can say with certainty that … Continue reading Why You Should Serve When You’re Older