How We Make an Impact

Seated side-by-side, an adult in a red shirt and a child in a blue shirt smile at the camera. They lean on a table with an open book.

ServeMinnesota provides grant funding, training and technical assistance to nonprofits, government agencies, schools that run AmeriCorps programs. We also pioneer strategic initiatives in a variety of impact areas (education, the environment, emergency response to Covid-19 and more) in order to solve complex social problems. 

Our goal is to find and support the approaches that are shown by research to be most effective and reliable. Our research and development team works with our partner programs to improve over time and to ensure positive outcomes for the people and communities served.

The National Science & Service Collaborative at ServeMinnesota (NSSC) leverages partnerships between research and service programs that offer immense value for research and sustainable practice. The National Center’s mission is to advance the knowledge base on promising tools and practices that can be readily adopted by practitioners and directly translate those tools and practices into AmeriCorps service programs.


children, youth, and adults were directly served by AmeriCorps members


AmeriCorps members served throughout Minnesota in 2022


sites — organizations, agencies, schools and more — were given grants to host AmeriCorps members

Program Models & Evidence

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