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How to Apply

Follow these steps to become a member with the City of Lakes AmeriCorps program:

Step 1:  Explore our web site at your own pace to learn more about the City of Lakes AmeriCorps program.  

             Still not sure you want to apply? Complete this form to request an information phone call or email from program staff or a current member.

Step 2: Complete an application.  To help us get your application as quickly as possible, we now ask that you submit one via the My AmeriCorps web site.. You will have to create a profile, then apply to our program. We will also accept applications from the Careers section of the MPS web site; howevver, please also email if you apply this way, On either site, search for the Academic Coach (full-time) or Youth Worker (part-time) position. Click on "Apply Now" then complete all required questions.

Step 3 - Interview: If you look like a good fit for our program, CoL Staff will contact you to schedule an interview. Interviews are typically in a group format and can last 2 hours. Program staff will contact you within two business days of your interview to let you know if you will move on to the Site Placment Process. 

Step 4 - Site Placement: Program staff will recommend you for site placement. To ensure a successful match between an applicant and a site, CoL staff consider applicant skills and preferences as well as site needs when determining placement options.  Once a site confirms the match you will be officially offered a position in the City of Lakes program. City of Lakes program staff will send you information on being fingerprinted in order to undergo a background check per AmeriCorps requirements, which must be completed and passed before you can begin your service with City of Lakes.


Questions about the application process? Contact Lisa Lambert at 612-668-3905 or

Questions about the full-time Academic Coach position? Contact Jessica Franklin at 612-668-3981 or

Questions about the part-time Youth Worker position? Contact Hanna Miller at  612-668- 3943 or