Thursday, February 28, 2013

[Minnesota Rising Dispatch] February 2013

[#mnrising Dispatch] February 2013

By this time in the year, most New Year's Resolutions have already met their untimely fates. The way we see it, there's no better time to begin planning for Minnesota Rising's first learning lab, "FailLab: Failing Into the Future." Slated for Saturday, May 4, 2013, we intend to spend our time together actively practicing failing, sharing and exploring stories of past failures, and considering how we can leverage the individual and collective lessons in failure for improving the future of Minnesota and our communities. We invite you to save-the-date and if you're interested, join us at our March planning meeting to craft and shape a productive learning (and failing) environment. As they say, "If at first you don't succeed, call it Version 1.0." 

Minnesota Rising #FailLab Planning Meeting
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Grassroots Solutions
Large Conference Room
RSVP to minnesotarising[at] by Friday, March 22
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Words from the World Wide Web

February 2013 Edition

Why Millennials Are Generational Game Changers | February 9, 2013 | The Fiscal Times
The Fiscal Times talks to David Burstein about the impact 
Millennials are having on American culture, the economy and business. Burstein contends Millennials are shifting cultural values, redefining career goals and paths, and are more optimistic than their elders. 

The state of the Millennial union | February 12, 2013 | The Washington Post
Unemployment and underemployment, student loan debt, and stress rank among the challenges facing Millennials ahead of the 2013 State of the Union address. Alexandra Petri reminds President Obama of his inaugural comment, "we reject the belief that America must choose between caring for the generation that built this country and investing in the generation that will build its future." 

Younger Workers Need a Career Narrative | February 15, 2013 | Harvard Business Review
Young professionals too often rely on formal staffing and review processes to lift up their achievements and goals. By developing and strategically sharing your career narrative, you can help ensure that when people talk about you, they're aware of your accomplishments and how they might be able to help you advance. 
Millennials Civic Health Index

Millennials Civic Health Index

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The Millennials Civic Health Index, released earlier this month by four of the top civic organizations in the country, paints a comprehensive picture of young Americans 18-29. The report highlights the diverse ways in which Millennials are taking action in their communities beyond the voting booth, online and offline, across different regions of the United States. It finds that this generation of Americans represents a potent civic and political force, comprising a national voting bloc of 21.3% of eligible voters; education is strongly connected to civic engagement, with some indicators showing that a college graduate is four or five times more likely to engage than someone without a high school diploma; and that Millennials are hard hit by the economic crisis: 62.9% are currently working, of which 31.2% work on a part-time basis. [Read more.]

News from the Network

Updates and events with our esteemed network partners and collaborators!

Redefining Diversity (GenYWCA and Minnesota Rising)
Torch Community
Thursday, February 28, 2013
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Kieran's Irish Pub

MINN Brown Bag on Work/Life Balance
Minnesota International NGO Network (MINN)
Friday, March 1, 2013
12:00pm - 1:00pm
St. Louis Park Library

Graze 4 Good
Fourth Generation
Sunday, March 3, 2013
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Kitchen in the Market | Midtown Global Market

Naked Civics Dialogue with Nate Garvis
Citizens League Emerging Leaders
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Honey Lounge

Six imPossible Things Sustainability Conference
Argosy University
Friday, March 8, 2013
8:00am - 2:00pm

Eagan Community Center


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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