[caption id="attachment_23084" align="alignleft"]State Sen. Bobby Joe Champion (DFL-59) [/caption]Minnesota State Sen. Bobby Joe Champion (DFL-59) gathered local lawmakers at his Jan. 22 town hall meeting at the University of Minnesota Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC) in north Minneapolis (2001 Plymouth Ave. N.) to discuss policy objectives for the 2015 session.
[caption id="attachment_22133" align="alignleft"]Dr. Margaret Lovejoy[/caption]The Family Place (244 E.10th St., Saint Paul), the only day shelter for homeless families in Ramsey County, is finally getting into gear their long-awaited Montessori program, all thanks to the generosity of 10-year-old Bella Lauer.
[caption id="attachment_21870" align="alignleft"]Marilyn Rothschild, Steve Rothschild (Founder), Cindy Kaplan [/caption]Twin Cities RISE! recently held “A Rising Tide” Gala at the Nicollet Island Pavilion to celebrate two decades of providing Twin Cities employers with skilled workers – primarily men from communities of color – by training unemployed adults for skilled jobs that pay a living wage.
The Greater Twin Cities United Way and Medtronic Philanthropy recently announced a joint-initiative aimed at improving engagement with community leaders and organizations to build a coalition aimed at reducing healthcare disparities.
[caption id="attachment_21693" align="alignleft"]Isabel Wilkerson (Photo credit: Joe Henson)[/caption]Award-winning author and journalist, Isabel Wilkerson, will be giving a lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 1 at the University of Minnesota’s Coffman Memorial Union (300 Washington Ave. SE) on her internationally-acclaimed book, “The Warmth of Other Suns: Telling the Human Story of an Epic Migration.”
[caption id="attachment_21513" align="alignleft"]Project DIVA (Photo credit: Devina Moore of And More Photography) [/caption]Project DIVA held a Back to School Teen Fashion Show at the Capri Theater (2027 West Broadway Ave.) to both celebrate the beginning of a new school year and to kick-off the grand opening for its new boutique, called Raiding a DIVA’s Closet, in north Minneapolis.
As part of the National Health Center Week, NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center, 1313 Penn Ave. N., hosted a Hennepin County Health Innovation Highlights event to discuss the improvements being made in public health care since the passage of the Affordable Care Act.
[caption id="attachment_21405" align="alignleft"]Sabrina Edwards, Literacy Tutor at the Minneapolis YWCA. Photo taken by Gary Young.[/caption]Preschools and elementary schools across the Twin Cities, most of them located in north Minneapolis, have an immediate need for more than 150 full- and part-time literacy tutors and math tutors for the 2014-15 school year.
[caption id="attachment_21396" align="alignleft"]Hassan Sheikh Mohamud[/caption]Somalia’s President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has been battling mounting political and social challenges in a country engulfed by decades of war, anarchy, and famine. On August 9, hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside of the University of Minnesota’s Northrup Hall on the East Bank to protest his visit and speech.
[caption id="attachment_21364" align="alignleft"]L-R Vivian Jenkins-Nelsen, co-founder, Inter-Race; Rex Holzemer, assistant Hennepin County administrator for human services; Jamil Ford, co-owner of Mobilize Design & Architecture; Ishmael Israel, executive director of Northside Residents Redevelopment Council; U.S. Rep Keith Ellison, Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges; Hennepin County Commissioner Linda Higgins; Minnesota Sen. Bobby Joe Champion; JoAnna Hicks, director of development for the Ackerberg Group, Minneapolis City Council Member Blong Yang, Sharlene Shelton, Hennepin County area director for community-based services development. (Photo credit: Hennepin County)[/caption]Hennepin County celebrated the opening of its third regional human services center, located at 1001 Plymouth Ave., N. in Minneapolis.