Insight News

Monday
Sep 01st

Community

Northeast residents unite to stop garbage transfer station

Northeast residents unite to stop garbage transfer stationResidents from Northeast and Southeast neighborhoods gathered last week at the Eastside Neighborhood Services Building gymnasium, 1700 2nd St. NE in Minneapolis to unite in their fight to stop the garbage transfer station and household hazardous waste facility proposed by the City.

Don’t Dump on Northeast is a group of concerned residents and businesses from Holland and Marshall Terrace Neighborhoods who are reaching out to the neighborhoods throughout Northeast Minneapolis to raise awareness about the City’s plan in hopes of stopping the waste facility. The meeting was held to get the word out about the City’s proposal and to get Northeast residents and businesses organized to pressure the City into dropping its plans.
Read more...
 

HAP approved as HUD-Certified Housing Counseling Agency

Hmong American Partnership (HAP) recently received approval as a Housing Counseling Agency from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD).

HUD sponsors housing counseling agencies throughout the country to provide free or low-cost services to help fulfill the HUD mission to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all.

HAP employs a full-time, bilingual Housing Counselor to provide services to Hmong- and English-speaking community members through the following programs: Pre-Purchase Homebuyer Counseling and Education; Foreclosure Counseling and Education; Rental Counseling and Education; and Refugee Supportive Housing Network Case Management.
Read more...

The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Youth Literacy Plus Program

The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Youth Literacy Plus Program (SYLP) is a year-round program for elementary and secondary education students from high-poverty neighborhoods. Volunteers are needed to assist students with reading, writing, and math skills as well as supervise extra-curricular activities such as arts and crafts, field trips, and recreational sports. Students meet at McDonough Community Center, 1544 Timberlake Road, St. Paul, MN.

Elementary Education students meet Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:15 – 6 p.m. Secondary Education students meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. These newer immigrants have limited English-speaking skills. Volunteers will not only assist them with their homework but also with general life issues, such as job and college searches. Volunteers attend a two-hour orientation. Contact Nicki Hyser, Volunteer Coordinator:

Nicola.Hyser@CO.RAMSEY.MN.US
or call 651-266-9373 (office); 651-248-2430 (cell).

Are you gonna stand with Obama?

For the Democrats’ Black partisans the message is simple: Stand With President Obama, Vote November 2.

Leading Democrats are betting that if the midterms are a “referendum on Obama” they like their odds with the party’s African American base.   Nine out of every ten African Americans have an unwavering loyalty towards the Democratic Party.  So, to tap into President Barack Obama's high approval rating among Blacks the head of Democratic National Committee (DNC) has approved a $2 million advertising outreach effort among African Americans for the 2010 November midterm elections.  The ad-buy says: "Stand With President Obama. Vote November 2."
Read more...

Hennepin County Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative celebrates five years

Hennepin County Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative celebrates five yearsThe Hennepin County Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) has reduced the average daily population of the Hennepin County Juvenile Detention Center (JDC) from 95 to 44 youth, a total decline of 54 percent from 2005 through 2009, announced JDAI.

Hennepin County's JDAI, modeled after the goal of the national JDAI vision, is a collaborative effort of the courts, probation, police, county attorneys, public defenders, schools, human services, and community members to create an effective, fair, and efficient juvenile justice system that produces positive outcomes for youth, while at the same time protecting public safety.
Read more...

Receive a gift card for recycling a thermostat at a Hennepin County drop-off facility

Residents can save energy by replacing a traditional thermostat with a programmable thermostat encourages Hennepin County and Covanta Energy Corporation. Homeowners can save about $180 a year by using a programmable thermostat. Old thermostats contain mercury and must not be placed in the trash, but should be recycled. 

As a thank you for recycling those old thermostats, Covanta Energy is offering a $5 Menards gift card to residents to help reduce the cost of purchasing a programmable thermostat.
Read more...

Challenge grant raises dollars and awareness for MN food shelves

September is national Hunger Action Month, and two Minnesota organizations have joined forces to address hunger locally. Hunger Solutions Minnesota and Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless are offering a $100,000 challenge grant for food shelves to raise dollars and awareness in their local communities.

Colleen Moriarty, executive director of Hunger Solutions Minnesota, says hunger in the state has risen, with food shelf use up sharply since the recession began.
Read more...
Page 74 of 103

Recent Comments

Powered by Disqus



Facebook Twitter RSS Image Map

Latest show

  • August 26, 2014
    Michael Brown incident in Ferguson, Missouri. Professor Mahmoud El-Kati.

Business & Community Service Network