Minneapolis Public Schools aims for new level of Black student achievement in 2014-15, mentors, new programs part of plan to 'normalize success'

Approximately 80 local Black men met with Black male students on Friday, April 11 at Patrick Henry High school as part of the 100 Strong Who Care mentoring program. (Photos by Charles Hallman)

An estimated 80 local Black men met with Black male students last Friday morning as part of the 100 Strong Who Care mentoring program that Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) Equity Director James Burroughs started about five years ago. He told the students before they met with the men in small groups, “We want to let the world and Minneapolis know that Black men do care about our young Black men.”


Where has all the music gone?

Sometimes I plan courses I would like to teach if I were still an adjunct or a high school teacher.


In the spotlight with Hmong Youth Leadership Group counselor Jennifer Thao

I had the great pleasure to sit down with recent University of Minnesota CEHD graduate and new CHAT Youth Leadership Group Counselor, Jennifer Thao at the charming picturesque Nina’s Coffee Cafe, located in Cathedral Hill of St Paul. As a Board member and arts lover, I must say I am proud that CHAT has a bright and talented young leader guiding the Youth Leadership Group (YLG).


Photo essay: Ain Dah Yung's Cherish the Children Pow Wow

The Ain Dah Yung Center's 16th Annual Cherish the Children Traditional Pow Wow was held March 15-16 at Central High School in Saint Paul and featured singers and dancers from around the region to honor Native American children through cultural celebration.


100 Strong: Minneapolis Public Schools seeks mentors for boys at April 11 event

Numbers do not always tell a complete story, but some numbers tell enough of a story to let it be known that there is a definite cause for alarm – maybe even a cause for panic.


COMMUNITY VOICES | Councilmember Blong Yang gives City Hall tour to North Minneapolis Hmong students

Photos By: 
Jay Clark

22 people crammed into councilmember Yang's office, setting new record

On March 28, Newly elected Minneapolis councilmember Blong Yang gave a tour of City Hall to 20 North Minneapolis Hmong students on spring break from school.


First suburban homeless shelter for youth on track to open in Brooklyn Park

Jeremiah Carter testifying before the House Health and Human Services Finance Committee on March 20 in support of a bill sponsored by Rep. Laurie Halverson, left, that would provide funding for Homeless Youth Act activities. (Minnesota Legislature photo by Andrew VonBank)

The first Twin Cities suburban homeless shelter for youth is moving forward in Brooklyn Park faster than anyone expected, thanks to a coalition of church and community leaders and support from city leaders.


Local high schools to host University of Minnesota medical residencies

Family medical residents from the University of Minnesota will work in Minneapolis schools as part of a new five-year partnership set to launch next academic year.


Leadership, local economy and lunch shape Farm to School curriculum

Poking around is a persistent addiction. Though the geography and focus shift with time, exploring new terrain simply expands the possibilities. Thus, in my quest to spread the share the message of open government, I have had the privilege to meet with scores of great people who are doing amazing work on issues that include sustainable agriculture, the rural economy, the environment, children’s health, food safety, family farms, ethnic diversity — always looking for the open government thread that runs through just about everything – once you start looking for it.

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