Our blog may have been on summer vacation this month, but rest assured Minnesota Rising was road tripping and field tripping all August long! Our Greater Minnesota Rising project team hosted focus groups to explore attracting, retaining, and engaging emerging leaders in Saint Paul, Alexandria, Nisswa, and Brainerd; we continued working with the Make It. MSP. Makers on efforts to improve social inclusion in GREATER MSP, and a crew of #mnrising leaders participated in the Bdote Field Trip to learn more about Dakota history in order to more meaningfully, conscientiously, and respectfully work to impact Minnesota's future. Join us at our upcoming Sounding Board Session at the picnic tables near Sandcastle at Lake Nokomis on September 14th to soak up more of the great outdoors and help us prepare to transition into the next season of learning and growth for the #mnrising network!
Minnesota Council on Foundations
The Ron McKinley Philanthropy Fellowship, which launched as a partnership with the Minnesota Council on Foundations (MCF) and Bush Foundation in 2013, will prepare individuals from underrepresented communities for careers in philanthropy. But the fellowship is about more than changing the face of leadership in philanthropy; it's about infusing new ideas and viewpoints into the field. Fellows will be employed by MCF and placed in full-time positions at host foundations. Over the course of a three-year appointment, Fellows will receive significant professional development and networking opportunities. Applications are due by September 9. [Read more.]
Common Field, Works Progress Studio, and The Soap Factory invite you to join the third Hand-in-Glove convening, an itinerant gathering created by and for practitioners in the field of alternative art spaces, projects and organizations. Over four days in Minneapolis-St. Paul we will investigate the contexts and conditions of artist-led culture across the country, exploring existing and emerging structures of support, and deepening peer relationships. Common Field, a new network for visual arts organizations and organizers, will officially launch at Hand-in-Glove 2015, celebrating the public opening of its webspace and membership. We are excited to announce that one free Common Field membership is included with your ticket to Hand-in-Glove 2015! [Read more.]
Call for Applications
Minneapolis Hub of Global Shapers
The Minneapolis Hub of Global Shapers are currently looking to identify extraordinary young or emerging leaders to join our community. Global Shapers represent all walks of life but share an entrepreneurial spirit, demonstrated leadership ability with potential for growth, and a desire to improve the state of the world. Our community is committed to creating a diverse community that unites people from all backgrounds, fields, and perspectives. Applicants from all sectors are encouraged to apply and demonstrate the unique perspectives, experiences, and skills that you would bring to the group. Please apply online by September 20. [Read more.]
PODER Fellows Fall 2015
NAVIGATE Poder Fellowships is a program that elevates the leadership development of young adults who have interests in organizing immigrant/Latinx youth, and promote systemic change around access to higher education, jobs, and legal status. Fellowships will be awarded to 5 young adults who have demonstrated leadership and are committed to build collective power. Priority will be given to young adults who have financial, social, and legal barriers to higher education and to students who are ineligible for federal financial aid (FAFSA) because of their immigration status. Students with DACA, U Visa, Withholding of Removal or no status are strongly encouraged to apply by the September 14 deadline. [Read more.]
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!