@MinnesotaRising Conversation: You’re Invited!

Just a few days after the one-year anniversary of the Minnesota Rising blog next week, it’ll be time to start to manifest in the real world what I had hoped for this blog to be online. In the @MinnesotaRising Story, I laid out my thoughts about cultivating a group of peers, that over time and … Continue reading

Power and Possibilities: Balancing All Of Our Selves

Last week, I was fortunate to attend the Power and Possibilities Leadership Conference at St. Catherine University as a representative of the Minnesota Women’s Consortium. In its third year, Power and Possibilities is a leadership conference for women of color and features a keynote speaker as well as the opportunity to engage with other participants … Continue reading

Good News: Happy 36th Annual National Volunteer Week!

It’s the 36th Annual National Volunteer Week this week (April 18-24, 2010)! As Vice President of the Board of Directors of Kids ‘n Kinship, I was pleased to submit this letter to the Thisweek Newspapers editor regarding the life-changing work of our volunteer mentors during this week and the rest of the year. See below … Continue reading

Announcing the Minnesota Idea Open Semi-Finalists!

I spent a grueling Saturday afternoon with the crew of Minnesota Idea Open Evaluators this past weekend. It was grueling not because of the company I kept or the task at hand, but rather because more than 400 ideas had been submitted across the state of Minnesota to combat the obesity epidemic we are facing. … Continue reading

Now recruiting: 2010-2011 Humphrey Institute Policy Fellows

Last month, the Humphrey Institute Policy Fellows program celebrated its 20th Anniversary with some 250 alumni members! I was excited to catch up with several of my counterparts from the 2006-2007 cohort, but also inspired by the numerous other stellar program participants throughout these years. To continue the legacy of this wonderful program, particularly in … Continue reading

Reportback: "Trailblazers: Charting a Course for the Future!"

You know how some days you feel like you’ve lived 3 days within the span of one because of the amount you’d learned, the people you’d met, and the things you’d done? This past Friday and Saturday felt like 6 days in 2, in a very good way. The 15th annual Leaders of Today and … Continue reading

Idealist.org Minneapolis 2010 Nonprofit Career Fair and Working for Change Conference

It’s springtime again, which means rebirth around and within, new opportunities, and the Idealist.org Minneapolis Nonprofit Career Fair! This event is open to all job- and internship-seekers, is free of charge, and will be held in conjunction with the Working for Change conference taking place at the University of Minnesota’s Coffman Memorial Union. Read on … Continue reading

Transform University Avenue with Public Art Saint Paul and Wing Young Huie!

Wing Young Huie’s work showcasing beloved and diverse streets in Minnesota and the people whose lives are lived on and around them has always engaged me. I recently gave a friend a copy of Lake Street, USA, and am excited now to learn of the opportunity to help make the University Avenue Project a reality. … Continue reading

2010 Census: Make Sure You Count!

It’s Census Day! Have your turned in your 2010 Census form? As part of efforts by the Office of Civic Engagement at the University of Minnesota – Duluth (UMD), I’m excited to take part in a panel discussion later today entitled, “You Don’t Count.” The discussion will center around the importance of civic engagement for … Continue reading

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