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Oct 01st


Coloring and essay contest honors of World Water Day

Dow Water Solutions, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (Dow), and a global leader in water purification, seawater desalination, contamination removal and water reuse solutions, will sponsor a variety of water awareness contests in conjunction with World Water Day March 22, 2009, an international day to celebrate freshwater.

Employment Action Center provide academic and career guidance

Since the 1980s, the Employment Action Center has been providing employment services to the Twin Cities. In 1986, the city of Minneapolis began funding EAC’s Minneapolis youth program.

100 Strong Who Care: Building Bridges for the Next Generation

Many bridges of hope and admiration were built at Cityview Performing Arts Magnet School on February 18 and 19.

The Minneapolis School District and Twin Cities Black Employment Network (TC-BEN) have partnered to present the first annual 100 Strong Who Care: Building Bridges for the Next Generation.


The City, Inc. Southside school honored

The City, Inc.’s Southside School, a Minneapolis contract alternative school, was one of 20 schools in the state recently honored for making Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for two consecutive years after not making AYP for one year or more. On Thursday, February 12th, Bill English, School Director, Kate Benson, Language Arts teacher, and three City, Inc. high school students were honored at an event which took place at the Continuing Education and Conference Center in St. Paul.  It was hosted by the Minnesota Center for Reading Research of the University of Minnesota’s College of Education and Human Development.

Travelers steps up investment in Saint Paul Public Schools

The Travelers Companies, Inc. will collaborate with Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS) to advance public education reform. Through grants to SPPS and other strategic service providers for this effort, Travelers will support a few key initiatives that, when combined, will represent approximately $1.4 million. Travelers will back SPPS initiatives that aggressively reduce the achievement gap and measurably increase academic and career success for underrepresented students.

AARP sponsors Montgomery boycott exhibit in St. Cloud

The Smithsonian Institution, in collaboration with the Troy University Rosa Parks Library and Museum, presents an American story of bravery, honor and idealism. The exhibition, “381 Days: The Montgomery Bus Boycott Story,” commemorates the events of 1955 that became the genesis of the modern civil rights movement. The exhibit will open at the Stearns History Museum in St. Cloud, MN on January 31, 2009. “381 Days” will remain on view through April 14, 2009 before continuing on a 14-city national tour through 2009. It is made possible through the generous support of AARP.

Students reflect on legacy of the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr.

Students reflect on legacy of the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr.  Every year, WE WIN Institute’s Rites of Passage programs at Olson Middle School study and honor the contributions of the great, late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Dr. King was a great African American revolutionary who taught Black people to use non-violent resistance to change unjust systems in the United States. His leadership and direction paved the way for America to have its first African American president, Barack Obama.
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