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Construction field worker uses saw
Posted on February 15, 2018 by Rachel Speck

Nationally, we’re at a critical juncture in workforce development. Now, most of you might be thinking, “what the heck is workforce development?” and rest assured […]

teen walking on concrete bridge
Posted on November 1, 2017 by Sam Blackwell

We all know that young adulthood is a critical time in every person’s life. It’s a time when people go off to college, move out […]

Posted on October 23, 2017 by Sarah Caruso

Three weeks ago, as we laid our heads down to sleep on September 30 and woke up on October 1, most of us were unaware […]

Posted on August 21, 2017 by Wendy Traxler

The Twin Cities boasts the highest number of Fortune 500 companies per capita in the country yet also has one of the widest social inequities […]

Volunteer Mohamed Malim
Posted on April 28, 2017 by Mary Smith

As National Volunteer Week comes to a close, we reflect on the many acts of huMNkindness shown over the last year by United Way volunteers. […]

Posted on April 19, 2017 by Sam Blackwell

There’s a lot to celebrate about being an LGBTQ Minnesotan. Historically, Minnesota has led the way for LGBTQ equality. Our civil rights charter was one […]

Posted on March 13, 2017 by Andrea Caro

Even though I moved to Minnesota from Argentina in 1993, I’d never been to the capital! To join so many people on March 2 (I’m […]

Twin Cites' MLK Day Breakfast
Posted on January 17, 2017 by Leslie Wright

“The time is always right to do what is right.” This inspiring quote by Dr. King was the theme of yesterday’s Martin Luther King Day […]