Tuesday, September 2, 2014

You're Invited: Tour & Presentation at ReStore

Social Enterprise Alliance Twin Cities invites you to a tour and presentation at ReStore. Located in New Brighton, the ReStore is a home improvement outlet open to the public, accepting home flooring, doors, hardware, and appliances. You'll see firsthand how Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity's "Green Social Enterprise" helps fulfill their mission and support the environment!

You are invited to the following event:
Social Enterprise Tour & Presentation at ReStore, a Social Enterprise of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity
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Thursday, September 11, 2014 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (CDT)
510 County Road D West
New Brighton, MN 55112

Social Enterprise Tour & Presentation at Restore, a Social Enterprise of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity 510 Cty Rd D W, New Brighton (Exit off 35W at Cty Rd D in New Brighton, head West. ReStore will be on your right.  Free parking is available on site.) http://restore.tchabitat.org/   Thursday,  September 11, 2014   11:30am-1:00pm   See first hand how Habitat for Humanity's "Green Social...

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Monday, September 1, 2014

Give the best

"Explore your mind, discover yourself, then give the best that is in you to your age and to your world. There are heroic possibilities waiting to be discovered in every person."
-Wilferd A. Peterson

Friday, August 29, 2014

[Minnesota Rising Dispatch] August 2014

[#mnrising Dispatch] August 2014

It's that time of year again for the Great Minnesota Get Together officially known as the Minnesota State Fair! Featuring cheese curds and countless food items-on-sticks, the Giant Slide and other carnival rides, and more booths and vendors than you can visit in 12 days annually, 'tis the season for bringing Minnesotans together for fun and festivity! To do our part, Minnesota Rising is excited to announce two upcoming events focused on connecting to big ideas and to each other:

Minnesota Rising Imagine Lab
Sunday, September 28, 2014
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Register here!

Minnesota Rising 2014 Un/Conference
Saturday, November 15, 2014
10:00am - 6:00pm
DLR Group

Enjoy all that the remaining days of the Fair, Minnesota summer, and long weekend ahead have to offer, and we hope to see you again when the gang gets back together!
Sondra Samuels

You're Invited: Minnesota Rising Imagine Lab!

Minnesota Rising
The Minnesota Rising Imagine Lab will be held on Sunday, September 28, 2014 from 1:00pm - 4:00pm at Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Hosted by and for emerging leaders, the Imagine Lab is the third in a series of learning labs focused on key collaborative leadership competencies that Minnesota Rising is organizing over the course of the next two years. We invite you to join us at this highly interactive event as we spend time exploring the power of imagination to reshape our experiences and relationships, exercising our creative muscles and skills in engaging hands-on activities, and elevating the opportunities we have for leveraging our individual and collective imaginations for Minnesota's future! [Register here.] 

LOTT seeking mentors and fellows

Leaders of Today and Tomorrow (LOTT)
The Leaders of Today and Tomorrow are pleased to announce that we are currently accepting applications for mentors and fellows for the 2014-2015 LOTT Fellowship Program. The LOTT Fellows Program is a leadership development program that offers intensive seminars, one-on-one mentoring, and networking to today's promising young women. Over the course of three months, fellows and mentors will embark on an exciting journey of partnership, reflection, coaching, and inspiration.[Read more.]
Bridging Arts and Audiences

Ashoka's Catapult Incubator

Ashoka and Ashoka's Youth Venture

Announcing a new initiative that aims to change the landscape of youth entrepreneurship. Ashoka's Catapult, a program of Ashoka's Youth Venture, sources and develops the world's most promising young entrepreneurs through an intensive four-month incubator. Taking place at Harvard, Stanford, and the University of Pennsylvania, Catapult provides participants with an unprecedented, immersive learning experience during the school year. Students will work in teams, alongside corporate and MBA advisors, to build and launch a venture by April 2015. Our admissions committee is seeking high-achieving and entrepreneurial high school students from around the globe and need your help in spreading the word. Applications close on September 21, 2014. [Read more.]

After stepping down at St. Scholastica, Jay Newcomb ready to volunteer

Duluth News Tribune
Jay Newcomb called his letter sort of "tongue in cheek" but tinged with a certain reality when it came to his retirement this past spring. "I just don't want to sit home and do woodworking or gardening," he said. Not that he doesn't enjoy those pursuits; It's just that he has a larger view in mind when it comes to his retirement from the College of St. Scholastica. In March, Newcomb sent out letters to seven of his most cherished nonprofit groups in the area. It was a "request for proposals" on how those agencies might employ his services now that he had more time to volunteer. [Read more.]

News from the Network

Updates and events with our esteemed partners and collaborators!

Raise A Glass for Tomorrow
Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity
August 30, 2014
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Target Field

Open Rehearsals
Twin Cities Women's Choir
September 3, 2014
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Calvary Lutheran Church

Accepting Applications: 2015 Bush Fellowship
Deadline: September 11 at 12:00pm

Women in Entrepreneurship - Twin Cities Startup Week
Minnesota Cup
September 12, 2014
10:00am - 11:30am
Carlson School of Management, UMN

HAFA Farm Open House
Hmong American Farmers Association
September 13, 2014
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Vermillion Township

Fourth Generation 2014-2015 Kick-Off!
September 17, 2014
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Stinson Leonard Street

2014 YP Iowa Conference
Young Professionals of Iowa
September 18-19, 2014
Sioux City Convention Center

Today's Talent, Tomorrow's Success
5th Annual Great Plains YP Summit
September 18-20, 2014
Grand Forks, ND
Alerus Center

Accepting Applications: Minneapolis Hub of Global Shapers Community
Applications due September 19
Interviews October 7

Increase Engagement In the Workplace and Classroom
September 20, 2014
8:00am - 4:00pm
Minnesota Humanities Center

What Will it Take to Make a Woman President?
Center for the Study of Politics and Governance
September 23, 2014
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Humphrey Forum

Pints for a Purpose Fall Happy Hour
The LEAD Project
September 25, 2014
5:00pm - 7:30pm
Fulton Brewery


Making Our #MNRising Mark!

Don't forget to tag your upcoming emerging leader events, thoughts, musings, and more,#mnrising, on Twitter and Facebook. Let's aggregate and organize ourselves for increased interaction and potential for collaboration! 
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Thursday, August 28, 2014

[Recommended Reading] 6 surprising trends about Minnesota’s millennials

Minnesota's Millennials are on the rise, and Minnesota Compass has all the details. In their Buzzfeed-esque report below, find "6 surprising trends about Minnesota's Millennials!"

6 surprising trends about Minnesota’s millennials

by Craig Helmstetter and Jane Tigan, Compass Project
The millennial generation (currently age 14-33), also known as generation Y or the echo boomers, has become the subject of a lot of media attention and broad generalizations. So, for our Minnesota Compass Annual Meeting we dug into the data and pulled out some trends related specifically to this age group in Minnesota. We found some interesting surprises we share with you here.
1. Numbering 1.5 million, millennials outnumber boomers
demographics by generation
Millennials are the largest in both numbers and share of Minnesota’s population. Baby boomers (age 50-68) come in next, at 1.3 million (25 percent), followed by generation Xers (age 34-49), who number 1.1 million and make up 21 percent of the population. The digital generation (age 13 and younger) already makes up 14 percent of the state’s population, and the silent and greatest generations (age 69+) together make up the remaining 12 percent of Minnesota’s population.
2. 1 in 4 millennials in Minnesota is a person of color
Every generation in Minnesota is more diverse than the generation that preceded it: Only about 5 percent of the silent/greatest generation is made up of persons of color, compared with 9 percent of baby boomers, 19 percent of generation Xers, and 24 percent of millennials. So far about 29 percent of the digital generation is made up of persons of color, and if that trend lasts another few years, it is likely that nearly one-third Minnesota’s digitals will be people of color, since the birth rate is higher among Minnesota’s populations of color than it is among non-Hispanic whites.
generations by ract
Immigration is another measure of diversity. Eight percent of Minnesota’s millennial generation is foreign born, second only to generation X, at 13 percent. We also know that another 8 percent of younger millennials (those age 15-19) are themselves children of immigrants. That means an “immigrant experience” has pretty direct impacts on at least 1 in 6 of Minnesota’s millennials.
3. Millennials continue Minnesota’s tradition for ranking high in educational attainment
With nearly 40 percent of Minnesotans age 25-34 having earned a bachelor’s degree or higher, we rank 7th nationally in educational attainment.
B.A. degrees by age
For the Twin Cities region, we rank 5th compared with the nation’s 25 largest metropolitan areas. These national comparisons are among the older half of the millennial generation, who have made their way through most of their formal education.
4. The Great Recession was hard on millennials
Poverty rates are markedly higher for millennials today than was the case for young baby boomers back in 1980 and generation Xers in 2000.
Additionally, once you control for inflation, the income of millennials age 16-24 in 2012 is over 20 percent lower than the income of baby boomers in that age group in 1980. Note that this income loss is NOT a broader trend; overall household income is up by 18 percent in Minnesota since 1980, including a 25 percent increase among those age 55-64 today (boomers).
median income by age
It is important to note though, that the overall employment rate for Minnesotans age 16-34 has not changed substantially from 1980 although today’s job market is much more inviting for young women (especially those age 25-34) than was the case for the boomers in 1980. But young men today are slightly less likely to be employed than were young boomers and gen Xers, and we see this drop especially among entry-level young men age 16-24.
5. Millennials are not immune from racial gaps, but some progress is being seen
Despite the good marks overall on educational attainment, Minnesota’s millennials aren’t immune from the racial gap that plagues Minnesotans of all ages across employment, home ownership, and even disability rates. Among those age 25-34, for example, while non-Hispanic white Minnesotans are more likely to have at least a bachelor’s degree than are their national counterparts, young adults who are Asian, black, and American Indian in Minnesota are less likely to have a degree than is the case for the U.S. as a whole.
B.A. by race
There is some good news in terms of gaps, however. The high school graduation rate among students of color has increased by 19 percentage points, from 43 percent in 2003 to 62 percent in 2013, and the white-of color gap has narrowed from 36 percentage points to 23 points. There is still room a lot of for improvement, but this is a definite move in the right direction.
6. Minnesota’s millennials are carrying on Minnesota’s nation-leading tradition of civic engagement
While young adults are typically among those least likely to involve themselves involunteering and voting, and Minnesota is no exception to this, Minnesota’s young adults compare very favorably to their same-age peers in other states. Minnesota’s millennials rank sixth in volunteering and second in voter turnout.
millennials voting and volunteering rank

Combined with the relatively good news in education, Minnesota’s millennials appear poised to maintain Minnesota’s generally high quality of life – and might even be the generation to figure out how to more effectively open opportunities to extend that relative prosperity for an even broader array of communities here in Minnesota.
Minnesota now: Millennials, leaders and the information economy by Diane Tran, founder of Minnesota Rising, and Eriks Dunens, University of Minnesota Extension.
Supporting the next generation of STEM stars by Lisa Peterson de la Cueva, Community Empowerment Technology Project (CTEP) AmeriCorps, SPPN
Don’t just scare, inspire by Chris Oien, Minnesota Council on Foundations

Craig Helmstetter, a senior research manager at Wilder Research manages the Compass project. Jane Tigan, research associate, Wilder Research, works on Minnesota Compass projects and gives Compass-related presentations to corporate, government, and nonprofit groups.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Accepting Applications: Minneapolis Hub of Global Shapers Community

Ready to make a change within yourself and your community? The Minneapolis Hub of the Global Shapers community invites you to do so alongside them! Their application phase is currently open and runs through September 19. Team up with them to do some global good in your own neighborhood!



The Minneapolis Hub of the Global Shapers seeks passionate young change makers to join our community. Our next application phase will be open August 22 through September 19, 2014. If you would like to become a Global Shaper, or you know someone you would like to refer, please find our application here.
Applicants should reserve the evening of Thursday, October 7th for our interview experience.
Why apply? Joining the Global Shapers Community creates pathways to opportunities including: 
  • Collaborating with local leaders to solve the most challenging issues facing the Twin Cities. 
  • Connecting with 4,100 (and growing) members of the Global Shapers Community. 
  • Advancing your cause with the Global Shapers Community and World Economic Forum networks.
  • Participating in World Economic Forum events such as the Annual Meeting in Davos, regional Forum meetings, Global Agenda Councils, etc. 
Applications must be submitted by midnight CST on September 19, 2014. Invitations to applicants to interview with us on October 7 will be delivered by late September. Onboarding of successful applicants will take place in late October.
As with all Global Shapers Hubs, we neither charge fees to apply nor dues to join. Successful applicants will be expected to commit to providing a minimum of 15 hours of work per month on Hub activities. Still have questions? Contact Minneapolis Hub Membership Committee at minneapolis@globalshapers.org.  
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