Wednesday, January 31, 2018

[Minnesota Rising Dispatch] January 2018

[#mnrising Dispatch] January 2018

New year, new brand! At least for our sister initiative, LOCUS, focused on engaging and supporting emerging leaders of color and indigenous leaders. Below, the design team and LOCUS leadership team show off the new look at the January 10 brand launch party at Soberfish Restaurant on January 10. Cheers to a fresh take on an image that conveys our network's intersectional, connected, and identity-responsive efforts!
   





Millennium Fellowship

Applications due March 1

The Atlantic Council is now accepting applications and nominations for the 2018 class of its Millennium Fellowship. We seek leaders, innovators, and agents of change, ages 25-35, to join our growing, multidisciplinary, and international community of fellows at the Atlantic Council. Ideal candidates will possess an entrepreneurial spirit, bold vision for the future, character to lead and inspire, and passion for solving global challenges. This two-year, part-time program brings together top young leaders around the world who share the Council's mission of securing the future together through multiple in-person programs ranging from 2-10 days each. [Read more.]


Educator Institute

Applications due March 15
Apply today to be one of a few Minnesota educators who are welcomed into the 2018 Educator Institute. All Minnesota educators are invited to apply for this immersive, change-making experience at the Minnesota Humanities Center. Forty applicants will be selected through a competitive process. The Humanities Center's K-12 Education strategy has proven to be a powerful way of engaging young people in learning, deepening and strengthening relationships, and engaging the community as a critical partner and resource - all of which leads to better student achievement. This experience, Sunday, June 17-Friday, June 22, 2018, led by community scholars, prepares Minnesota educators to develop meaningful connections with their students and implement practical classroom strategies to bring absent narratives pedagogy into practice. [Read more.]

'Come Together' Spring Concert

February 7 at 7:00pm

The Twin Cities Women's Choir is proud to present our Spring Concert! This year's spring concert features a collaboration between The Twin Cities Women's Choir and area high schools. Mentorship and leadership abound as we sing beautiful music with singers of all ages. We are delighted to be joining Roosevelt and Washburn High Schools in concert at Roosevelt High School, and invite you to join us for what is sure to be an inspiring performance! There is no admission cost for this concert and no tickets. Seating is general and first-come, first-served. Be sure to arrive early to ensure your seating preferences. [Read more.]


Social Responsibility in Healthcare

February 15, 6pm - 9pm

The goal of this event is to expose young professionals to the healthcare non-profit sector of the Twin Cities through introductions to MILI, LEAD, and Be The Match. Featured speakers will help attendees gain perspective regarding how to get involved in the non-profit community and its benefits. The speakers will also discuss their personal experiences. Through LEAD’s nonprofit connections, attendees will learn about potential board and volunteer positions. Ultimately, this is an opportunity for young professionals to get together to share the value of community-engagement, network with non-profits to learn about opportunities (board or volunteer) and network with other passionate young professionals in their local community. [Read more.]

News from the Network

Updates and events with our esteemed partners and collaborators!

Art Shanty Projects
Saturday, January 20 - Sunday, February 11
10am - 4pm
Lake Harriet

The Great Northern
10 days of signature events and new programming
Thursday, January 25 - Sunday, February 4, 2018 across Minneapolis and Saint Paul

Bagels Beyond Boundaries: Cross-Sector Collaboration to Address Sex-Trafficking
Center for Integrative Leadership
Friday, February 2
8:30am
Carlson School

Bold North Winter Night Market 2018u
Little Mekong
Saturday, February 3
5pm - 10pm
Saint Paul Farmers Market

Excellence, Leadership, and Common Ground: A Tribute Symposium to Former Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton 
Friday, February 23​
8am - 4:30pm
Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Insights & Trends Seminar "Social Equity: What is Going on in Our Communities? What Can We Do?"
Friday, February 23
9am - 12pm
Hamline University West End
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