The InterCorps Council of Minnesota is a peer-led organization of AmeriCorps members, representing State, National, and VISTA programs throughout Minnesota. The vision of the InterCorps Council of Minnesota is to promote engagement, communication, collaboration, and education to empower AmeriCorps and the Minnesota community.
To fulfill this vision, Council members serve on one of five committees:
The Service Committee plans and executes three statewide service projects throughout the year in support of national service objectives. These projects include 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, and during national AmeriCorps Week. Additionally, the committee plans smaller service events throughout the year. All service projects provide participants with meaningful opportunities to serve and engage with the community, and foster a sense of pride in AmeriCorps.
The Social and Networking Committee plans events and activities that engage and connect AmeriCorps members across programs with each other and with the larger community to strengthen community connections and the national service experience. The Social and Networking Committee also plans events for Council members to promote collaboration and teamwork.
The Education and Training Committee plans trainings and professional development opportunities both for AmeriCorps members and the Council. They work to empower AmeriCorps and the Council by delivering meaningful, effective training, education, and professional development opportunities.
The Communications Committee promotes national service in Minnesota and maintains the image and brand of the Council by broadcasting the work of the Council and AmeriCorps both internally to the Council and externally through its website, social media, monthly newsletters, and media outreach to the community, AmeriCorps members and programs, and community partners.
The Executive Committee guides and supports the Council in its work to enact its vision. Each year the Council elects a President, Vice President, and Results and Impact Specialist to lead the Council in its work.
AmeriCorps members may serve as InterCorps Council Ambassadors, who are
not direct members of the Council, but rather support the Council in
publicizing its efforts to their respective corps and promoting the service of
the Council and AmeriCorps programs across the state. An Ambassador Liaison guides and
supports the Ambassadors and reports Ambassador activity to the council.
Get in touch with a specific committee:
Email the Executive Committee
Kelly Bresin – CTEP
Vanessa East – Opportunity Corps
Jaclyn Eichenberger – Minnesota Reading Corps
Krista Eichhorst - Minnesota Literacy Council
Robert Francis – Promise Fellow
Rebecca Haavik – True North AmeriCorps
Claire Hammer – Habitat for Humanity
Riley Lindberg – Minnesota Reading Corps
Ashley McVey – Minnesota Reading Corps
Spencer Neitzel – Promise Fellows
Courtney Schmidt – True North AmeriCorps
Hannah Tutt – Opportunity Corps
Marie Allen - Phillips Family Foundation
Ty Nagamatsu - MN GreenCorps
Michelle Beaulieu - MN GreenCorps
Peter Pepowski - Minnesota Reading Corps
Ryan Kiercynski – Emerge
Naomi Krueger – MN Council of Churches Refugee Service
Ashley Laflin – St. Paul Public Schools Foundation
Alysen Nesse – Philips Family Foundation
Valarie Raiter – Initiative Foundation
Abigail Spaniol – Minnesota Literacy Council
Alana Stimes – Phillips Family Foundation
Alyssa Surges – MAVA (United Way)
Tyler Tyssedal – Minnesota Literacy Council
Cara Weggler - VISTA
Ariel Ward - MN Reading Corps
Kate Klitgaard - Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity
Niki Burns - Episcopal Community Services
KiloMarie Dunn - MN Reading Corps
Caitlin Finan - MN Reading Corps
For more information on Council activities,
check out the 2010-11 Year-End Report.