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Communities of Color grant applications due February 1

The General Mills Foundation announced the continuation of the Celebrating Communities of Color grants program for 2013. The application deadline for the $500,000 grants program is Friday, Feb. 1. Grant applications and other details are available on the Web at: General Mills Community of Color Grants
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Hope strengthens reading, writing, and leadership

Hope strengthens reading, writing, and leadershipEvery Saturday, about 50 volunteers come to Hope Community center to volunteer in the tutoring program with students from different backgrounds. The children from 6-9 years old are mostly from Somalia or Mexican immigrant families. For two-hour sessions in the morning and afternoon, volunteers sit down with students doing reading and writing together.
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Girl Scouts and Sigma Gamma Rho help girls imagine engineering careers

Girl Scouts and Sigma Gamma Rho help girls imagine engineering careersGirl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) has joined forces with Sigma Gamma Rho, one of the nation's largest African American sororities, to help build awareness of career possibilities in science, technology, and engineering among girls and parents in the African American community.
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Metropolitan State University appoints Gregory R. Mellas to Community Engagement and Scholarship director

Metropolitan State University appoints Gregory R. Mellas to Community Engagement and Scholarship director Gregory R. Mellas, Minneapolis, was appointed Metropolitan State University director for the Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship (ICES) effective 
Dec. 19. This is a full-time probationary position.
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Evaluating tutoring programs: What to look for

Evaluating tutoring programs: What to look for"Mom can you help me, please? I don't understand the homework." At some point, parents also have difficulty understanding the homework — or figuring out how to help their children understand it. Can a tutoring program help the student to learn better? And how can parents tell which program works?
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Close the achievement gap, one student at a time

Close the achievement gap, one student at a timeSearching for a way to give back this year? Think about volunteering as tutor. Saint Paul Public Schools Foundation and Volunteer MPS are just two partnership organizations that will help match your volunteer preferences with a tutoring program in either Saint Paul or Minneapolis. Each year, about 500 new volunteers are matched with a program through Volunteer in MPS. With a new term starting, both these organizations are searching for reliable people to join these rewarding programs.
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Women’s Foundation of Minnesota awards $77,500 in girlsBEST Fund Planning Grants

The Women’s Foundation of Minnesota has awarded $77,500 in planning grants to 16 groups through its girlsBEST (girls Building Economic Success Together) Fund. The grant period is January 1, 2013 to April 30, 2013.
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