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Twin Cities Early Child Care Centers to Participate in Trauma-Informed Training

“[We are working] towards creating an entire region of adults who understand what children need and how to provide it for them.”

  • 09/27/2022
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Appreciating the Common Wealth

What communities are capable of doing in a time of democratic crisis and economic rebuilding.

  • 07/28/2022
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Real-World Solutions to Adverse Childhood Experiences

More than half of all Minnesotans have had one or more ACEs, according to the most recent Minnesota Department of Health study.

  • 04/28/2022
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NEWS: $12.1 Million in Funds Dedicated to Disrupting Racial Inequities in Minnesota

Greater Twin Cities United Way announces grants for operating funds to equity nonprofits, youth workforce training, and trauma-informed early childhood caregiver training.

  • 04/13/2022
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Revitalization, With Language and Childcare

Lead for Minnesota is a program that recruits, trains, and places recent college graduates around the state into two-year paid fellowships in or near their home community. There are currently 24 fellows in the 2020 class placed around Minnesota. Here are two of them.

  • 05/25/2021
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VIEW: Prioritizing Black Mothers

When we say we cannot afford quality child care for all, culturally supportive birth options, and fair housing, we are being disingenuous. What we are saying is that we prefer to spend the money in other ways.

  • 04/24/2021
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Rebuilding Education

A child who is loved, educated, mentored, and healed is more likely to face adversities with resilience and contribute to

  • 02/25/2021
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The Importance of Early Education

Why is early education vital?

  • 01/27/2021
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Work, Motherhood, & Pandemic

“Families were communal in the past. I hope that this is something we take away [from the pandemic] — how can we lend support to one another?”

  • 01/21/2021
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Women & Economic Power

This includes excerpts of articles published in Minnesota Women’s Press, which appears in “35 Years of Minnesota Women.

  • 12/23/2020
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A Blueprint to Thrive

“The vitality of our region, and the strength of our rural economy, depends on everyone being able to contribute, and it starts before birth. We need to ensure all our kids — our Indigenous children, our seventh-generation immigrant children, and our first-generation immigrant children — get the best possible start to life.’’ — Southwest Initiative Foundation President Diana Anderson

  • 02/24/2020
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Taking Action Statewide

For more than a year, communities have met as part of the Thriving by Design Network, organized by Growth &

  • 08/01/2019