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AmeriCorps service in Minneapolis / St. Paul, MN

Budgeting for your service year

In addition to a biweekly living stipend, you’ll receive free healthcare coverage, a transportation allowance, and deferment of your student loans during your service year. To help you envision how to make your budget work, we’ve offered some resources below about living in, and getting around, Minneapolis / St. Paul.


Affordable neighborhoods in the Twin Cities

Wondering where many of our College Possible AmeriCorps coaches live? Here are three Twin Cities neighborhoods to scope out for housing if you’re looking for an affordable one-bedroom apartment. They’re easily accessible by public transportation and stipend-budget friendly.

  • Marcy-Holmes

  • Hamline-Midway 

  • Uptown Minneapolis

Looking for a roommate?

You’ll have a chance to meet fellow incoming coaches before the school year begins for more roommate possibilities. You can also check out Diggz and Silvernest, apps offering roommate matching and house sharing services. 

Check out these housing apps

Find affordable rentals not listed on other, more-common apps:


Getting to work

Getting to the Minnesota site is a breeze, whether you have your own ride, or you’re opting for public transportation. Our office is located 12 minutes walking distance from the Metro Green Line stop. Many of our staff utilize the affordable Metro Transit for their daily commute. Those who prefer to drive to the office enjoy free, on-site garage or off-street parking. 


Minneapolis / Saint Paul is also bike friendly with bike and scooter share available from Nice Ride Minnesota. You can even subscribe for bike share + Lyft for exclusive pricing on Lyft rides.


Where St. Paul coaches hang out

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