Become an Americorps Promise Fellow

AmeriCorps Promise Fellow - GGAL Coordinator


What is AmeriCorps?

AmeriCorps is a network of local, state, and national service programs that connects over 70,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet community needs in education, the environment, public safety, health, and homeland security. AmeriCorps’ members serve with more than 2,000 non-profits, public agencies, and community organizations.



What Do Promise Fellows Do?

Using an array of research-based approaches, AmeriCorps Promise Fellows develop innovative ways to deliver the fundamental resources that young people need to be successful. Serving at least of 30 youth in grades 6-10, Promise Fellows help young people overcome challenges with attendance, behavior and core academics (the ABC’s). 




  • Assist youth in reaching their full potential and set them on a trajectory for high school graduation and lifelong success
  • Reduce Minnesota’s drop-out rate and help close the achievement and opportunity gaps
  • Increase caring adults in the lives of young people
  • Dedicate yourself to a year of service with youth
  • Build leadership skills
  • Gain experience with program development and management
  • Develop teamwork and communication skills
  • Increase your youth development experience
  • Grow your passion for service
  • Modest living allowance (approx. $1,139/month)
  • Health insurance
  • Qualified student loan forbearance and Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program eligibility
  • $5,730 education award upon successful completion of service
  • Access to hiring opportunities through the Employers of National Service program
  • Post-service resources and support through the Promise Fellow Alumni Network
  • Opportunities for professional development
  • Ongoing, extensive support and training

Do You Have What it Takes?

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Be either a citizen, national, or permanent resident of the U.S. (Please review the eligibility documentation for more details.)
  • Successfully pass background checks
  • Experience with mentoring, working with youth, or past service

Service Requirements:

  • Full-time AmeriCorps members serve at least 1,720 hours during their term of service (September 1- July 31). 
  • Promise Fellows may NOT be in school full-time or have another full-time position and serve with the Alliance.
  • More specific information here