College Health Corps Blog

Anoka Ramsey Community College: The Start of the Campus Cupboard

Megan Schlecht served with the 2017-18 College Health Corps Cohort at Anoka Ramsey Community College. She worked to help address needs of low-resourced students, and was successful in kicking off a campus pantry. Keep reading to learn more about her experience and advice for others!

The 2017 Minnesota Statewide Health Assessment and the College Health Corps VISTAs

A look at the 2017 Minnesota Statewide Health Assessment and how the College Health Corps VISTAs are working to combat the persistent challenges pointed out within the assessment.

Housing Fair Success

Katelyn Reid serves at MCTC in their Student Support Center and was successful in one of her very first projects: putting on a housing fair for the students. Click to hear from Katelyn herself about how she managed to make the fair a triumph.

The Power of Partnerships

Read about a College Health Corps VISTA in Northfield, MN using partnerships to create change and capacity within the Northfield Union of Youth

Volunteer Recruitment from a VISTA Perspective

Elena Montanye is a VISTA serving at People’s Center Health Services where she has had great success recruiting volunteers to new roles in the clinic.

Three Years of VISTA Work Becomes an Ongoing, Sustainable Program

A previous VISTA project continues as a successful program with a highlight story in the local news.

Partnerships Increase MCTC Students’ Access to Housing

Yasir Hassan serves at Minneapolis Community and Technical College addressing three needs of non-academic support for students at MCTC: healthcare, food, and housing. Read the full article to learn how Hassan has started developing partnerships within the community.

Building Meaningful Classroom Connections

“Not only did partnering with Brightside give us an opportunity to have real time discussions about what challenges organizations face, it allowed us to think bigger than ourselves, about our community and the good work that is being done and needs to be expanded.”

Three Years of Dedicated Work

As a VISTA with the Youth Violence Prevention (YVP) team for the Minneapolis Health Department (MHD), I get to do all sorts of things but my favorite piece of the puzzle is Next Step.