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Knight Foundation awards VocalEssence with Challenge Grant
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Knight Foundation awards VocalEssence with Challenge Grant

The Knight Foundation has honored VocalEssence, a nonprofit dedicated to building community through song, with a $40,000 grant. Every year since its founding in 1991, the VocalEssence Witness program has highlighted the contributions African-Americans have made to the fine arts. In 2016-2017, VocalEssence “Witness: Underground Railroad” will illuminate the underrepresented stories of the Underground Railroad…

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Unity Opportunity Collaborative to announce how state funds will be used to impact African-Americans

The Unity Opportunity Collaborative (UOC) will hold a public forum to announce its formation and how it will collectively use the $4.2 million it received from the Minnesota Legislature to better serve African-Americans. The event takes place tomorrow (Tuesday, Oct. 25) from 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. at Sabathani Community Center, 310 E. 38th St.,…

Pop-up restaurant coming to North Minneapolis Oct. 16
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Pop-up restaurant coming to North Minneapolis Oct. 16

For one night in October, Gerard Klass – “Chef Klassico” – will transform Breaking Bread Cafe for a unique dining experience. On Sunday (Oct. 16), Klass will serve a three-course menu of classic dishes with an urban twist. The chef-inspired menu will reinvent comfort food, with an up-scale presentation and created from modern techniques. The…

Aramark mobilizes employees to improve the health of Minneapolis families
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Aramark mobilizes employees to improve the health of Minneapolis families

More than 100 Aramark associates came together last month at Minneapolis’ Camden Neighborhood Center to inspire families to make healthy food, nutrition and lifestyle choices. Aramark Building Community Day (ABC Day), the company’s global day of service, supported the company’s Healthy for Life 20 by 20commitment with the American Heart Association to improve the health…

Jearlyn Steele to keynote third annual Arts-Us Autumn Gala and Fundraiser
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Jearlyn Steele to keynote third annual Arts-Us Autumn Gala and Fundraiser

National recording artist and motivational singer,Jearlyn Steelewill deliver the keynote speech at the third annual ARTS-US Autumn Gala and Fundraiser. A member of the singing group The Steeles and a frequent vocalist on public television’s “A Prairie Home Companion,” Steele will keynote the event that takes place Thursday, Oct. 6 from5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.atBuenger…

Kenney honored for work to empower North Minneapolis individuals with disabilities
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Kenney honored for work to empower North Minneapolis individuals with disabilities

Julie Kenney will receive the Irving Martin Professional of the Year Award from The Arc Minnesota. Kenney will be honored at The Arc Minnesota’s Awards Banquet on Sept. 23 at the Shoreview Community Center in Shoreview, 4580 Victoria St. N. Kenney is executive director of Independence, Productivity, Self-Determination, Integration, and Inclusion, Inc. (IPSII). Through IPSII’s…

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