True North Americorps

Engage in Our Community. Invest in our youth. Develop Yourself.

Member Benefits

° Monthly living stipend (approximately $1000/month)
° $5,730 in an educational award as well as loan deferment while serving
° Health insurance coverage and a YMCA membership
° Personal and professional development in a school or community setting
° Gratification of investing in children’s lives and making a difference

Community Benefits

° Helping youth to graduate on time and preparing them for success
° Helping to reduce the high school drop-out rate
° Providing positive and influential adults in children’s lives
° Investing hundreds of volunteer hours to youth development

About

AmeriCorps connects more than 50,000 Americans each year

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.
The mission of the True North AmeriCorps program (TNAC) is to support on-time graduation, ensuring that youth are prepared for academic, civic, and economic success. TNAC has placed AmeriCorps members throughout Northeastern Minnesota since 2004 and currently focuses on the local Duluth area. A program of the Duluth Area Family YMCA, TNAC partners with nonprofits, schools, and community agencies in Duluth and Proctor. True North members mentor children and tutor them in math and reading.

Our Team

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Sara Hendrickson

Program Coordinator
Contact Info:
Phone: (218) 722-4745 x158
Email: shendrickson@duluthymca.org
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Rebecca Haavik

Program Coordinator
Contact Info:
Phone: (218) 722-4745 x147
Email: rhaavik@duluthymca.org
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Kelly LaCore

Program Director
Contact Info:
Phone: (218) 722-4745 x123
Email: klacore@duluthymca.org
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Tracie Clanaugh

Community Services Branch Executive Director
Contact Info:
Phone: (218) 722-4745 x111
Email: tclanaugh@duluthymca.org
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Charles Gould

Program and Evaluation Specialist
Contact Info:
Phone: (218) 722-4745 x169
cgould@duluthymca.org

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