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Feb 08th


UNCF Empower Me Tour celebrates fifth anniversary

UNCF Empower Me Tour celebrates fifth anniversaryThe UNCF Empower Me Tour Presented by Wells Fargo, a free, traveling college-and career-readiness road show, will make its second tour stop on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at Dunwoody College of Technology located at 818 Dunwoody Boulevard, in Minneapolis, MN. Celebrating its fifth anniversary, the UNCF Empower Me Tour was created in partnership with Wells Fargo to prepare students to go to and through college and inspire them to take control of their future by using education as the foundation for achieving their goals and dreams.

U awarded grants to train teachers of children with disabilities

U awarded grants to train teachers of children with disabilitiesThe U.S. Department of Education recently announced the award of $9 million for 38 grants to institutions of higher education to train educators to improve the services and results for children with disabilities. In Minnesota, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, was awarded $224,425 to train personnel to serve school age children with low incidence disabilities.

Kids Voting Minnesota

Kids Voting MinnesotaEvery election Kids Voting Minneapolis provides an authentic voting experience to Minneapolis K-12 students. Students go to polling places—the same buildings where adults vote—and cast their own ballots that include many of the same offices and issues on which adults are voting. They put their ballot in the box and receive an "I Voted" sticker.

Links Inc. program guides youth to community service

The Minneapolis-Saint Paul Chapter of The Links, Incorporated (The Links) this week launched Links to African American Leadership Experience, a new program providing innovative and engaging leadership development and college preparation curriculum, mentoring, and exposure to academically high performing girls. The new initiative follows last year's suspension of the Links' Debutante Cotillion Program for the 2011-12 school year. According to The Links President, Marcia Norman Murray, when the Debutant Cotillion was suspended, the organization "committed to come back with a new youth program to recognize high achievers. We believe Links to Success will be that program."

College Possible: Bridge to college access and completion

College Possible: Bridge to college access and completionAs students enter a new school year, the nonprofit program College Possible is engaging in another year of helping low-income students earn admission to – and succeed in college.

Good in the ‘Hood serves families in need

Good in the ‘Hood serves families in needGood in the 'Hood, a Minneapolis-based charity and community enablement organization, announced their latest venture with Normandale Community College. The program is called Campus Cupboard and is designed to serve school families in need.

The League of Women Voters Minneapolis host community education forums

The League of Women Voters Minneapolis is hosting two education forums this fall. The first, October 4, is titled Chalk Talk: Teachers Take on Education Policy. Then on October 25 it will host a debate among Minneapolis School Board candidates.
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