AmeriCorps is a network of local, state, and national service programs that connects more than 50,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet our country’s critical needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment. AmeriCorps opens the door for citizens to serve in a variety of ways. Through their service and the volunteers they mobilize, AmeriCorps members address critical needs in communities throughout the country. AmeriCorps is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, an independent federal agency created to connect Americans of all ages and backgrounds with opportunities to give back to their communities and their nation.



Academic Enrichment

Our members work with youth who struggle to keep up with their peers.  Small groups of students participate in hands on experiential learning projects, fun outdoor education lessons, and homework help clubs. True North members engage kids in learning and build their confidence to succeed in school.


Our members provide impactful mentoring, positive youth development, and social-emotional support to youth outside the classroom. True North members have started cooking clubs, volunteer clubs, chess clubs, invited guest speakers, planned holiday parties and field trips, and many other activities that promote healthy development.

Service-Learning Projects

AmeriCorps was established to engage all citizens in community service, and True North contributes to this goal by involving children in service-learning projects. Centering on Global Youth Service Day, our members help children plan and execute a service-learning project of their choosing.

Professional Development

From orientation week in August, to fall and spring retreats, to monthly trainings–you will receive professional development from local leaders. Youth development topics include trauma-informed care, math and reading intervention, behavior management, caseload management, activity planning, service-learning, to name just a few.


Other benefits include a Duluth YMCA membership, professional networking opportunities, ongoing professional development, and more.


Living Stipend
  • $583 (full time members)
  • $269 (half time members)
  • Received every two weeks
Education Award
  • Pay off student debt
  • $6,095 (full time members)
  • $3,047 (part time members)
Health Insurance
  • Health and dental insurance (offered to full time members)
Childcare Assistance
  • Offered to qualifying full time members


Our Partners


  • KEY Zone Outdoors
  • Youth Outdoors Duluth
  • Positive Energy Outdoors
  • Duluth Children’s Museum
  • Duluth Parks and Recreation
  • Chester Bowl
  • Camp Kitchigami
  • Duluth Edison Charter Schools
  • Myers-Wilkins Elementary School
  • Duluth Community School Collaborative
  • Congdon Park Elementary
  • Lowell Elementary
  • Laura MacArthur Elementary
  • Lester Park Elementary
  • Harbor Highlands Community Center
  • YWCA Duluth Girl Power!
  • Girl Scouts
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of the Northland
  • Neighborhood Youth Services
  • Valley Youth Center
  • Hermantown Elementary
  • Gary New Duluth (GND) Rec Center
  • Family Freedom Center
  • Duluth Public Library
  • Montessori School of Duluth
  • Kids Kitchen – Damiano Center
  • CHUM and Steve O’Neil Apartments
  • American Indian Community Housing Organization
  • Duluth YMCA Kid’s Club
  • Hartley Nature Center


True North AmeriCorps is facilitated by the Duluth Area Family YMCA and sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service and ServeMinnesota.


Qualified individuals with disabilities and those from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. We provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals upon request.