The shortest month of the year and yet so full, with Minnesota snowstorms and snow emergencies, Valentine's and Galentine's, and respective resets and restarts. And throughout, a chance to honor Black History in Minnesota through supporting Melanin in Motion, listening to and amplifying Black voices and perspectives, and advocating to ensure equity for all until Justice Just Is. May we continue to act on Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s wisdom to build beloved community here and now: "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that."
Bloom in Bloomington
Bloom in Bloomington is a youth workforce program offering young people aged 16 to 24 summer internship experiences. Applicants must live in Bloomington or attend high school or college in the city. There is an eight-week internship for current high school students who are at least 16 years old, including a weekly mandated leadership institute. Anticipated pay for this program starts at $15 per hour. There is a 12-week internship program for those who are at least 18 years old with a high school diploma or equivalent. Anticipated pay for this program starts at $20 per hour. Applications are due by March 12, 11:59 p.m. [Read more.]
Accepting Applications: Summer Impact Corps
If you're interested in supporting your community, consider Summer Impact Corps, an AmeriCorps program. There are openings across the Twin Cities in the areas of climate mitigation, K-8 education, and affordable housing access. Paid, full-time positions offer an opportunity to build your resume and earn money for school for you or your family. Choose to serve starting in May or June and ending in August. You'll earn up to $6,600 in 12 weeks! Must be 17+. Find openings near you at ampact.us/summer. Want more information? Register to learn more during an virtual information session on March 22 at 5:30pm. [Register online.]
The Minnesota Rural-Urban Exchange cohort is a creative leadership program designed to develop skills and confidence, grow social capital, and cultivate relationships across racial, economic and geographic divides. RUX brings us to one another’s places to better understand who we are, what we love, what we fear, and what we need from one another. Each gathering is curated as a long-weekend retreat and will be hosted in various rural and urban communities across the state. We are currently looking for twelve people to join our Minnesota RUX cohort. The cohort meets four times over a two-year period. [Learn more.]
The Best of Cow Tipping Press: Vol. 4
A team of staff, interns, and authors has combed through over FIFTY Cow Tipping books to create a gorgeous compilation of genre-pushing, silly, profound, stand-out works. Come be the first to grab a shiny new copy and celebrate the release of this new collection with the authors on Thursday March 2nd from 7pm - 9pm. Featuring a gorgeous and thought provoking visual art exhibit showcasing Art for All artists from across the state with disabilities at the Northrup King building, live music by Rabeca, provided refreshments and extra snacks for sale by Noshing with Netta. [Learn more.]