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Feb 28th

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The 13th grade: A career pathways solution

Growing numbers of Twin Cities young adults are not prepared for the modern workforce and ill-prepared relative to mastery of basic skills; they lack a defined career path, and do not possess the range of skills that employers require. For far too many of these young adults, in the absence of a career and life plan, mentoring and coaching, they succumb to the lure of the streets and become sucked into the pipeline to prison. We have seen these young people in our communities and in our families. This is my wife's younger brother, this is my young cousin, this is the young brother hanging at the corner store, these are the young men and women we care about who need a pathway to success.
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Zero and counting

Zero and countingAre you a Zero-TV household? No, I don't mean restricting the kids' TV viewing to the weekends or until after they've completed homework. I mean – do you watch TV the traditional way or on any of the growing techy options available to us? So many of us are watching video content on our phones, computers, or tablets, that Nielsen designates this group of consumers: Zero-TV Households. This consumer segment is so significant; it will soon be included in our measured samples.
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A good start to a great career

A friend nearing retirement shared a few stories with me recently about how his prosperous career got off the ground and it reminded me that every career starts somewhere, and can go anywhere, as long as you do what you love and work as hard as you can every day. Cliché? Of course. True? Definitely.
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FUNdraising Good Times: Making the ask – Part two

Fundraising provides nonprofits with the money they need to deliver on their missions. When you ask others to join you in giving you become part of the nonprofit's success team.
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FUNdraising Good Times: What you need to know to 'make the ask'

How do you ask someone to make a gift to a nonprofit that you believe in? What do you say? When do you ask? What if the person says "yes?" What if she says "no?"
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Take time to recharge

For many, the end of March is the beginning of Spring Break. School's out and families are forced to find a way to get through five or more days of alternative child care arrangements. But maybe the best arrangements you can make are for days off work. Whether you go away or stay and play, taking a break from work is good for you.
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Goodwill/Easter Seals Minnesota offers job training, credits, employment support

Goodwill/Easter Seals Minnesota has immediate openings in job training classes in several industries. The programs prepare individuals for new careers by teaching job skills, job searching and interviewing techniques; earning certifications, credits or CEUs; and providing ongoing employment and support services. Scholarships are available for training if certain enrollment and eligibility criteria are met.
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