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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
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2016 Changemaker: Barbara Battiste

Changemakers: Working with facts to make change for women and girls through the legislative Office on the Economic Status of Women

  • 12/01/2016

Slowed road to equality

The annual report on the status of women and girls in Minnesota. More than 60 people from a variety of organizations and coalitions gathered and analyzed data about economics, safety and security, health and reproductive rights, and power and leadership.

  • 05/02/2012

Stretched to the max

“I encourage my clients to have open conversations about money and its place in relationships and life. It is healthy for us to be involved in the creation of a budget, spending and savings plan.”

  • 09/02/2008

What did the Capitol do for women this year?

“Since women make up nearly three-quarters of the low-wage labor force, they were disproportionately affected by the governor’s veto of the minimum wage increase. … A single parent with one child would have to work more than 100 hours a week at minimum wage in order to meet basic needs.” – Kris Jacobs, JOBS NOW Coalition

  • 06/02/2008

A caring economics

Riane Eisler on why a “caring economics” is necessary for our survival

  • 03/02/2007

Valuing the work of childcare

Do we really value those who care for kids?

  • 11/02/2006