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Read more to find out if parents, scholars, or staff can take advantage of these local, limited-time opportunities

College Bound Workshop Dec 2018

This workshop is for Juniors and Seniors who need guidance on how to apply for college.  To register, contact Kani, Busi, or Courtney.

Kani Jackson – kjackson@the-naz.org | 612.594.8322

Busi Hands – bhands@the-naz.org | 612.594.8303

Courtney Castleberry – ccastleberry@the-naz.org | 612.594.8272

Employer panel and job development career fair
Sponsored by Hennepin County

  • Monday, December 10, 2018, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Hennepin County Library – Minneapolis Central
    300 Nicollet Mall, 2nd floor, Minneapolis, 55401

North Star is a nonprofit rowing organization that has both a youth and adaptive rowing program. Our youth program combines rowing and academic support for middle school and high school youth from under-resourced communities in the Twin Cities. Here’s a two-minute video featuring our youth program: http://www.fox9.com/news/285608777-video

With school starting soon, we are planning and starting to recruit now for our fall season of rowing, so I wanted to circle back with you to pick up our talks about the NAZ and North Star Community Rowing collaborating or partnering in some way to allow your NAZ Scholars to be a part of our rowing team!

To register contact:

Annie M. Trimberger

Co-Founder & Executive Director
North Star Community Rowing
(608) 358-2175

Please notify high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students of this opportunity.

CGTrader is the largest 3D model marketplace backed by the strong designer community of more than 1.2M members. CGTrader was founded with the goal to ensure fair marketplace conditions for 3D designers.

Every year CGTrader challenges students to dig into the field of technology by writing an essay on how innovative technologies are transforming our lives.

Enter the CGTrader Scholarship 2018 challenge to win $3,000 for your education expenses. The best submission will be awarded $2,000 while the two runners-up will receive $500 each.

To learn more, visit: https://www.cgtrader.com/scholarships

This opportunity runs through December 14, 2018.

This directory was created to compile all of the financial services that were highlighted in the Financial Literacy Workshop on April 18th & 19th. This listing is a ‘work in progress’, and will be revised as more resources are added and updated.

On the first page, the various financial services for clients are listed. If you click on the logos, you will reach the website for the agency to get more detailed information, find schedules for classes and workshops, and contact information to refer your clients. The second page of the directory lists valuable online resources for agencies and counselors. To reach the webpages, simply highlight the URL -> right click -> click go.

Agencies can find guidance to use in developing financial literacy training for your clients including curriculum, resources and user guides.
Counselors can find tools and resources to use in one-on-one sessions with clients. This directory has been posted on websites for easy access. It can be found –

1. City of Minneapolis website – bottom of the page: http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/cped/metp/WCMS1P-115357

2. Hennepin County MFIP website – under in the Community resources drawer, under the Budgeting and Finance section: http://www.hennepin.us/business/work-with-henn-co/mfip-dwp-employment-services

Learn directly from investigators, trainers, precinct commanders and officers about police procedures, what it is like to be an officer and how the Minneapolis Police Department is organized at the Citizens’ Academy. This 10-week course offered by the Training Unit of the Minneapolis Police Department is open to people who:
• Are 18 years of age;
• Live or work in Minneapolis; or are parents, partners, or spouses of employees of Minneapolis Police Department; and
• Pass a background check.

Topics include Use of Force, Investigations, K-9 Unit, 911 Operations, Emergency Response Unit and much more. For any questions or for information on registering for the class, Mary Lou Fiala in the Training Unit of the Minneapolis Police Department, 673-3420.

The Minneapolis Police Department seeks to serve people from a wide variety of backgrounds when selecting participants in its Citizen’s Academy classes. It attempts to attract candidates of different ethnicities, professions, cultural backgrounds, age groups, and neighborhoods throughout the city in the hopes of enriching class discussions and reaching out to as many communities as possible.

Seating is limited–we give priority to those applicants who commit to becoming block leaders. If seating capacity is exceeded, we will put non-block leaders on a waiting list. Applicants are requested to complete an application and will be requested to have a background check completed through the Minneapolis Police Department. Application

Please notify families with anyone 9 and older, who are interested in becoming a doctor, dentist, nurse, vet, EMT or other healthcare professionals, of this opportunity from The Ladder. The Ladder is a society of medical scholars, ages 9-99, committed to service learning, leadership development, and cascading mentorship. This monthly event includes lunch, hands-on activities, and mentorship on next-steps for scholars of all ages interested in pursuing healthcare careers.

WHO: The Ladder (www.theladderMN.org)
WHEN: Each month, every second Saturday, from 12:30-2:30pm
WHERE: UROC, 2001 Plymouth Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55411
COST: The Ladder is FREE and a light, healthy lunch is served
TRANSPORTATION: Bus routes 19, 32 and 7
RSVP: No reservations are needed. Please attend when your schedule permits

Click here for more information.

A group for pregnant women, 1st time moms, and moms with a child under the age of 24 months who want to engage with other moms and learn more about healthy living, breast feeding, making baby food, and celebrating women. The group meets twice a month on Tuesdays from 5-730pm. Please see flyer for more information.