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.

Math and Reading Tutoring

Our members work with small groups of students who have not yet reached proficiency in reading or math. Meeting individually or in small groups, our members build basic computational skills and number sense for students in grades K-3. Reading members work with 4th and 5th graders to develop fluency and build comprehension skills.


Our members provide enrichment activities, academic help, and social-emotional support to students outside of school time. 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.


Living Stipend

  • $526 (full time members)
  • $263 (half time members)
  • Received every two weeks

Education Award

  • Pay off student debt
  • $5,815 (full time members)
  • $2,907 (half time members)

Health Insurance

  • Health and dental insurance
    (offered to full time members)

Childcare Assistance

  • Offered to qualifying
    full time members

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

Where We Serve

  • Myers-Wilkins Elementary School
  • Myers-Wilkins Community School Collaborative
  • Congdon Park Elementary
  • Lowell Elementary
  • Laura MacArthur Elementary
  • Bay View Elementary (Proctor)
  • Lakewood Elementary
  • Homecroft Elementary
  • Harbor Highlands Community Center
  • YWCA Duluth Girl Power!
  • Girl Scouts
  • Neighborhood Youth Services
  • Piedmont Elementary
  • Stowe Elementary
  • Valley Youth Center
  • Hermantown Elementary
  • Minnehaha Elementary (Two Harbors)
  • Gary New Duluth (GND) Rec Center
  • Family Freedom Center
  • Cook County YMCA

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.