The Twin Cities area office of the UNCF (United Negro College Fund) joined more than 400 civic and business leaders in support of education at the 3rd Annual UNCF Masked Ball at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on May 9. The annual black-tie event raised funds that provide metro-area students with the support and financial aid they need to attend and graduate college.
"We can't believe it," and "This good news made my day," are some of the reactions by school administrators' to news their school – after a rigorous selection process – will receive grant monies totaling $1 million.
Bethune Community School in Minneapolis is getting an exciting new mural thanks to the 1st and 2nd grade teachers, the art teacher, artist Greg Preslicka and Turnaround Arts Minnesota, who is helping to fund the project. Preslicka worked with the 1st and 2nd grade students at the school to generate ideas for what the mural might contain. The theme for the mural is "A Community of Fun & Successful Kids."
Robbinsdale Area Schools will host a series of upcoming workshops for parents to prepare new kindergartners entering the district next fall. Let's Get Ready for Kindergarten is a new series of workshops and resources to provide families with practical tools to have their new kindergartner ready on day one. Each workshop is offered at no charge to families.