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Our Board of Directors provides guidance, oversight, and support while partnering with staff to carry out the organization’s mission and strategic plan. The board is composed of leaders from throughout the Greater Twin Cities.
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Owatonna Peoples Press: Ten Owatonna-area families to receive ‘Welcome Home’ kits to support transitions into stable housingThe Conversation with Al McFarlane: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion: Shaping Tomorrow at Greater Twin Cities United WayMpls.St.Paul Magazine: How Minnesota Stands Out in Charitable ImpactAustin Daily Herald: 10 Austin-area families to receive kits to support transitions into stable housingMinnesota Women’s Press: Data and Resources: Youth Well-BeingThe Conversation with Al McFarlane: Roots and Redemption: Todd Western & Dominique WaltowerWCCO: Bremer Bank employees pack “Welcome Home” kits for people transitioning out of homelessness96.7 The River: Giving a Little Can Make a Big Difference This Holiday in MinnesotaSt. Cloud Times: St. Cloud store participating in holiday hygiene razor driveExchange: More Than a Meal: The Role of Early Childhood Education and Care in Food SecurityStar Tribune: Affordable housing should be built across the Twin Cities, but instead we keep fighting itTwin Cities Business Magazine: 30 Thoughts on Building Business in MinnesotaWCCO: Tips for saving money on back-to-school shoppingMinneapolis-St. Paul Magazine: A List of School Supply Drives in the Twin CitiesKARE 11: Twins, Saints and volunteers partner to provide school supplies for area studentsKSTP: Vikings, Twins among pro teams to help kids prepare for schoolStar Tribune: The hunt is on for back-to-school supplies as Minnesota parents search for savingsKSTP: 1 year with 988 crisis line brings both success and challenges, more funding aheadFOX 9: Twin Cities call center continues to expand a year after 988 lifeline launchedMPR News: Use of mental health crisis line soars 1 year after 988’s launch in MinnesotaStar Tribune: Minnesota’s first Black-owned bank still trying to gain steam after first yearKARE 11: As nation sees steady decline in volunteerism, nonprofits offer remote volunteer opportunitiesOwatonna People’s Press: United Way: An easy to remember numberBlack Press USA: Greater Twin Cities United Way, Forensic Psychology and Brazil and Afro-Atlantic culturePioneer Press: Third annual ‘Flavors of Our Community’ culturally relevant food drive delivers to food shelves across the Twin CitiesStar Tribune: Minnesota food shelves seek boost in donations as demand for help rises to record levelsMarshall Independent: Hotdish or casserole?Star Tribune: Minnesota nonprofits backing federal charitable deductions for non-itemizersStar Tribune: Minnesota sees surge in mental crisis calls after switch to 988, straining call centersKARE 11: 211 hotline staff encourage people to use the free resource
Star Tribune: Greater Twin Cities United Way responds to surge in calls for housing and mental health helpWCCO-TV: United Way, Minnesota State system partner to pair students with necessary resourcesMinnPost: Minnesota sees an increase in help calls following lifeline number changeMinnesota Women’s Press: Twin Cities Early Child Care Centers to Participate in Trauma-Informed TrainingMinnesota Women’s Press: 988 Suicide Prevention Number Increases Access to Support CentersWCCO-TV: Calls to suicide lifeline increase 44% in Minnesota since transition to 988 number, state saysMinnPost (op-ed by Acooa Ellis): We know how failure to make strategic investments is hurting Minnesotans; legislators must come back to the Capitol nowMankato Free Press: Suicide prevention line changing to simple, 988 phone numberInsight News: Grants help build trauma sensitive caregiving capacityForbes: 10 Tips To Craft An Internal Communications Plan With Nonprofit Stakeholders In MindMinnPost: How did Gov. Tim Walz use a chunk of the pandemic response funds to address race and health inequities?Sun Thisweek: Lakeville-based Post Consumer Brands launches new ‘Ingredients for Good’KIMT: RCTC students to gain access to 211 resource helplineTwin Cities Business Magazine: Tackling Poverty in BIPOC CommunitiesInsight News: Grants support local non-profits that disrupt racial inequityConversations with Al McFarlane: 4.13.22Minnesota Women’s Press: $12.1 Million in Funds Dedicated to Disrupting Racial Inequities in MinnesotaPioneer Press: United Way Hits Housing, Racial Inequity, Trauma-Sensitive Childcare with $12M to nonprofitsMinnesota Women’s Press: Donate Culturally Specific FoodForbes: Rest As A Requirement: Seven Tips For Fostering A Culture Of ResilienceStar Tribune: Brooks: Minneapolis, St. Paul Volunteers Give the Gift of Comfort FoodPioneer Press (op-ed by Acooa Ellis): Ellis, Knox: Let’s address the ‘benefits cliff’ to help Minnesota families climb toward economic securityPioneer Press: How to stretch your grocery budget, and other MN resources as inflation and gas prices keep risingMinnesota Women’s Press: Equity — What Advocates Are Asking of Minnesota LegislatorsRamsey County Means Business: Career Connection in St. PaulCrosscut: In WA and beyond, students question the value of college degrees
The Hechinger Report: More Students Question College, Putting Counselors in a Fresh QuandaryUSA Today: More Students Want to Skip College. Are Schools Prepared to Help Them?MN Department of Health: Celebrating One-Year as a National Suicide Prevention Lifeline CenterCultivate MN: Well-being in Child Care and Community CareForbes: 14 Best Practices For Nonprofits Using Branded PhotographyMpls/St. Paul Business Journal: Scottie Carter: People on the MovePioneer Press: Ellis, Cunnien: What we’ve learned about supporting Twin Cities youthTwin Cities Business: Hybrid Volunteering Provides New OpportunityInsight News: United Way addressed emergency, long-term needs during pandemic and racial reckoningStar Tribune: Twin Cities United Way’s declining revenue slowed in 2020 as nonprofit faced needs in pandemicStar Tribune: Next month’s big return to the office in Mpls. and St. Paul is disappearing fastStar Tribune: What you need to know about the COVID delta variant, Minnesota mask requirements, vaccines and moreMpls/St. Paul Magazine: Catching Up IRL with Chris Stedman: Following his most recent book IRL, Augsburg professor Chris Stedman’s new podcast pieces together the clues left behind after his friend’s suicideWCCO-TV: End Of Federal Eviction Moratorium Won’t Affect Minnesota Renters, State Is On ‘Its Own Timeline’Star Tribune: Salvation Army, United Way school supply drives back on after pause for COVIDKARE 11: Greater Twin Cities United Way launches new lifeline, reports thousands of calls in June aloneMankato Free Press: Housing advocates hold out hope for renter protectionsTwin Cities Business: United Way Event Promises ‘Bold Ideas’ to Tackle Racism in the Twin CitiesMinnPost: A smart investment in Minnesota: A nonprofit resiliency and recovery fundMSP Magazine: Why We’re Sharing the Mic With Acooa Ellis of Greater Twin Cities United WayStar Tribune: Four Twin Cities Nonprofits Team up to Increase Culturally Specific Foods at Local Food ShelvesYahoo News: Four Twin Cities Nonprofits Team up to Increase Culturally Specific Foods at Local Food ShelvesScripps | Local/National: Civil Rights Activists Speak to What’s Needed for Positive Societal ChangeTwin Cities Business Magazine: Twin Cities United Way Awards Final Round of Covid-19 Relief FundsStar Tribune: New business coalition is investing in racial justiceMpls/St.Paul Magazine: Ini Iyamba on Style, Design, and Connecting with Governor Walz Announces New National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Call Centers in MinnesotaMpls/St. Paul Magazine: Local Brands Celebrate Black History MonthStar Tribune: Minnesota nonprofits getting creative to crawl out of COVID-19 financial hole

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