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 expanding the reach of ServeMN’s B-3 pilot, a program component for children birth to age 3 in programs run by family-based providers to serve children in highly stressed neighborhoods in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Four new providers will be added, located in the Northside Achievement Zone and the Promise Neighborhood in St. Paul. Grant will also support a new math component.