Communities of Color grant applications due February 1
Monday, 14 January 2013 15:56
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
Monday, 07 January 2013 14:00
Ge Gao, TC Dailey Planet
Every 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.
Girl Scouts and Sigma Gamma Rho help girls imagine engineering careers
Monday, 07 January 2013 13:52
Girl 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.
Metropolitan State University appoints Gregory R. Mellas to Community Engagement and Scholarship director
Monday, 07 January 2013 13:49
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.
Monday, 07 January 2013 13:20
Eva Heithausen, TC Daily Planet
"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?