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Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey speaks to United Way Emerging Leaders on Feb. 1.
Posted on February 6, 2019 by Jenna Bennett

Greater Twin Cities United Way welcomed Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey as part of our Executive Leadership Series, hosted by Emerging Leaders. This series brings together young […]

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Posted on December 7, 2018 by Sam Blackwell

Sometimes, I look back and reflect on the time when I started my career at a local nonprofit in the Twin Cities as an AmeriCorps […]

Sam Blackwell gets his photo taken, downtown Minneapolis in the background
Posted on November 6, 2018 by Sam Blackwell

At Greater Twin Cities United Way, we know a place to call home is the foundation of a safe, stable life. For youth who are […]

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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 […]