COUNCIL MAKE UP
The ICC is composed of current AmeriCorps service members who serve in two capacities: ambassadors or members. Greater Minnesota service members have the opportunity to serve as an ambassador, while Twin Cities service members have the opportunity to serve with one of the five committees:
For more information and to see who is currently serving on the committees, feel free to click on the name of each committee to learn more. To learn more about how members are selected and why you should be on the council, click on Join ICC.
In addition to service members, ICC has two advisors who represent ServeMinnesota, the state's Commission on National and Community Service, and the Minnesota Office of Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).
The Executive Committee
The Executive Committee guides and supports the Council in its work to enact its vision. Each year the Council elects a President, Vice President, Results and Impact Specialist, and Outreach Coordinator to lead the Council in its work.
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 2018-2019
C3 TWIN CITIES
RESULTS AND IMPACT SPECIALIST
The Communications Committee
The Communications Committee (CoCo) promotes national service in Minnesota and maintains the image and brand of the ICC. The committee broadcasts the work of the Council and AmeriCorps members through social media, a monthly newsletter, AmeriCorps programs, and community partners.
COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE MEMbers 2018-2019
Chair: Christy Ohlrogge; TC Habitat for Humanity
Bridget Gihl; MN Reading Corps
Megan Graves; MN Literacy Council
Katelyn Zeits; EMERGE
Contact the Communications Committee at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Training and Education Committee
The Training and Edcuation (TED) Committee plans professional development opportunities to empower AmeriCorps members and the Council to better serve their communities.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING COMMITTEE Members
Chair: Emily Myanna; CTEP
Meseret Bekele; Public Allies Twin Cities
Allison Marie Gooley; Promise Fellows
Anabel Kapelke; Opportunity Corps
Devin Mayfield; CTEP
Krita Singh; MN Campus Compact
Contact the Education and Training Committee at: email@example.com
The Service Committee
The Service Committee plans and executes two statewide service projects: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service and AmeriCorps Week. The committee also organizes smaller service events throughout the year. These projects foster more pride in AmeriCorps and provide participants with additional opportunities to serve their community in a meaningful way.
SERVICE COMMITTEE MEMBERS 2018-2019
Chair: Natalie Fiedler; MN Reading Corps
Brian Call; City of Minneapolis
Katie Krebsbach; City of Lakes AmeriCorps
Kyla Olson; MN Recovery Corps
Sarah Paulus; Minnesota Opioid Response Corps
Joseph Vitt; Promise Fellows
Contact the Service Committee at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Social and Networking Committee
The Social and Networking Committee (SoNet) plans events and activities that connect AmeriCorps members across programs with each other and the larger community to strengthen social ties and the national service experience. The Social and Networking Committee also organizes events for Council members to promote teamwork and collaboration.
SOCIAL NETWORKING COMMITTEE MEMBERS 2018-2019
Chair: Constance Taylor; VISTA Leader, MAVA
Rachel Bannen; Reading Partners
Morgan Bartlett; College Possible
Katie Carlson; City of St. Paul
Kate Matusinec; MN Green Corps
Joe McLean; MN Reading Corps
Contact the Social and Networking Committee at: email@example.com
The Ambassadors are AmeriCorps members who support the Council in publicizing its efforts to their perspective programs and promote the service of the Council and AmeriCorps programs across the state. Ambassadors organize and participate in service projects, training events, and social activities with other AmeriCorps members in their area of service.
Alex Larson, MN Green Corps
Cara Bragg, Initiative Foundation
Carrie Thompson, MN Reading Corps
Chantell Geraci, MN Reading Corps
David Flannery, MN Math Corps
Elena Torry-Schrag, AmeriCorps LEAP Initiative
Jeannine Christensen, MN Math Corps
Julia Finch-Newkirk, Promise Fellows
LaVonne Leibeg, MN Reading Corps
Rosa Martinez, MN Math Corps
The ICC is a unique opportunity that allows AmeriCorps members across programs to network and collaborate with one another. As part of the ICC, members enhance their service year, grow their professional development and leadership skills, and connect to the AmeriCorps community as a whole.
WHAT IS THE COMMITMENT LEVEL FOR THE ICC?
Service on the ICC begins in October and ends in June of the following year. The commitment level varies depending on a member's role within the council.
To learn more about the commitment level, click here.
HOW ARE MEMBERS SELECTED?
Each AmeriCorps program across the state of Minnesota elects service members to be their representative(s) or ambassador(s) on the ICC. The election of these members differs from across programs.
If you are interested in being your program's ICC representative or ambassador, please contact your program manager/supervisor to learn about the election process.
ALREADY HAVE A REPRESENTATIVE OR AMBASSADOR?
If your program already has an ICC representative or ambassador you can stay up-to-date on all ICC events by subscribing to the ICC's Newsletter, Public Spirit.
In the spring of 2011, a task force created a handbook of policies and procedures for the InterCorps Council of Minnesota. It was updated in October 2016. In an effort to increase transparency, you can find the handbook here.