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City of Lakes AmeriCorps is one of the oldest AmeriCorps programs in the Twin Cities. For more than 20 years our members have served the youth of Minneapolis as tutors, out-of-school enrichment leaders, and positive adult role models who inspire youth to reach their full potential. We can help your school advance the growth of your Long-Term English Learners!


At this time, we are only able to place members in MPS public school sites. Each school site must have a student population that includes at least 30 Long-Term English Learnersn (LTELs) in the middle school grades. Long-Term English Learners are students with five or more years of Limited English Proficiency classification. If this applies to your school, our program may be a good fit for you! Here are the next steps to take:

1. Explore our web site to learn more about our program. The About Us section outlines our program structure and approach to working with LTELs. The Become a Member section can give you a sense of who our members are. 

2.  Read and complete the Initial Request for CoL Services to determine which components of our program make the most sense for your site. 

3. Contact the program staff that corresponds to the services you are interested in, or simply complete this form, to set a meeting to complete an official site plan. All CoL AmeriCorps Site Plans must be completed by March 30, 2018 for the 2018-19 program year, which begins in August 2018.

4. Plan to attend CoL New Site Training in May of 2018. At least 2 staff people from your site must attend this training.

At any point, please feel free to reach out to any one of the CoL staff with your questions. We are happy to further discuss our program model and how we can best serve the needs of LTELs at your school!

Lisa Lambert, Program Director        Jessica Franklin, Day School Services Lead        Hanna Miller, After School Services Lead
         612-668-3905                                            612-668-3981                                                    612-668-3943