Focus Area: Early Childhood

Grant Amount: $10,000

Based in Minneapolis, serves statewide. Launched in 1994 as the Minnesota Commission on National and Community service, ServeMinnesota oversees Minnesota’s AmeriCorps programs and is involved in several initiatives focused on closing the achievement gap in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Grant supports extending for a second year ServeMN’s B-3 pilot, a program component for children birth to age 3 in programs run by four providers in highly stressed neighborhoods in Minneapolis—two in the Northside Achievement Zone and two in south Minneapolis.