Treat yourself and Kids ‘n Kinship, too!

Burnsville Women of Today invite you to Spa-ahhh!!, a fundraising event to benefit Kids ‘n Kinship. Treat yourself or someone you know to pampering, relaxation, and fun! Kids ‘n Kinship’s mission is to provide friendships to children ages 5-16 who are in need of a positive role model. Advertisements

Join the conversation about Minnesota’s civic health!

On the eve of the Citizens League Annual Meeting, I’m honored by the invitation to take part in the ongoing conversation about Minnesota’s civic health. The “Minnesota Civic Health Index 2009,” co-authored by Harry Boyte and Nan Skelton in partnership with the National Conference on Citizenship, is slated for release next Monday. Following the press … Continue reading

Blog Action Day 2009: Climate Change

Earlier this week, I started a new position with grassroots solutions, a grassroots consulting firm headquartered in Minneapolis. Having worked with and received technical assistance from a number of their staff in a couple of my previous consulting projects, I’m excited to be coming on board with such talented, passionate, and fun people! In honor … Continue reading

Agents and Architects of Democracy: The Struggle for the Future of Higher Education

It’s been an absolute pleasure for me to serve on an International Public Achievement working group these past few months because of the people involved and the possibilities for growth of an amazing program! I want to pass on word about an upcoming and similarly-focused webcast that Professor Harry Boyte, of the Center for Democracy … Continue reading

Seeing with Ugandan Eyes

In study abroad opportunities, students are often prepped, before leaving, to experience culture shock in the new country, and upon returning, for smooth re-entry into the home culture. This explicit discussion of expectations and transition readies the traveler to more fully enjoy the journey by mitigating and preparing for otherwise unforeseen and disturbing experiences. While … Continue reading

You’re Invited: Citizens League Annual Meeting!

I’m a proud member of the Board of Directors of the Citizens League and my favorite event of the year is coming up – and you’re invited! Our Annual Meeting is always fun, engaging, and the place to be and be seen if you’re into community-building, politics, or helping build a better Minnesota! Naked Civics: … Continue reading

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