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Women’s Foundation of Minnesota joins Partnership for Women’s Prosperity


Tue, Aug 7th, 2012
Posted in All State of Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – The Women’s Foundation of Minnesota has joined a notable list of women’s foundations from across the country and the Walmart Foundation to launch A Partnership for Women’s Prosperity — a platform to share best practices and find replicable solutions to systemic problems facing economically vulnerable women and girls in communities nationwide.



The Walmart Foundation awarded $3.35 million in grants and worked closely with the members of the Partnership to establish goals and fund programs that best service women in their local communities. The Washington Area Women’s Foundation, The New York Women’s Foundation, Women’s Fund of Mississippi, Women’s Foundation of Minnesota, Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis and Women’s Funding Network will have the flexibility to leverage the funding to provide additional support to local programs and partners that deliver critical resources, job training, employment and leadership development.



As a Partnership for Women’s Prosperity member fund, the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota received $650,000 of the total funding to support its girlsBEST (girls Building Economic Success Together) Fund program over the next two years. Launched in 2002, girlsBEST was the first permanently endowed fund for girls at any women’s foundation in the world. Through girlsBEST, the grant will enable the Women’s



Foundation to reach an additional 1,100 girls, including African immigrant girls in Minneapolis, Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center and New Hope, and girls of color in greater southern Minnesota, including Austin, Worthington, St. James, Faribault and Marshall.



“The Partnership and this grant will help us provide more girls in Minnesota with an opportunity to receive the support and resources vital to their future economic success,” said Lee Roper-Batker, president and CEO of the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota. “We know that finding solutions to the systemic problems facing economically vulnerable women and girls will take innovation and collaboration, both in Minnesota and on the national level."



“These dedicated partners are working on the ground community by community to help women expand their knowledge and build essential skills that will improve their lives,” said Sylvia Mathews Burwell, president of the Walmart Foundation. “We know that .....
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Commerce Department returns $19 million to Minnesota consumers in 2012

Tue, Aug 7th, 2012
Posted in All State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL, MN – Sometimes money goes missing due to a change of address or a death in the family. That’s when the Minnesota Department of Commerce steps in to help Minnesotans find and claim what is rightfully theirs. This year alone the Commerce ..... 
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MNGOP Files Complaint with Campaign Finance Board Regarding Steve Smith's Failure to File

Tue, Aug 7th, 2012
Posted in All State of Minnesota

St. Paul – Today, the Republican Party of Minnesota filed a complaint against Representative Steve Smith running in House District 33B against Republican endorsed candidate, Cindy Pugh. To date, Smith has failed to file his 15th day pre-primary-ele ..... 
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WEST's Ten-Month Leadership Development Program: Leading for Impact: A Journey of Self-Discovery, Career Success and Community Contribution

Tue, Aug 7th, 2012
Posted in All State of Minnesota

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 6, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Out of its commitment to help women, WEST: Advancing Women in Science and Technology is launching a ten-month leadership program to develop women in their STEM careers as leaders so that they co ..... 
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New Michael Perry Book Features Cannon-Building Neighbor (Author of the bestselling memoirs Population: 485, Truck: A Love Story, and Coop)

Tue, Aug 7th, 2012
Posted in All State of Minnesota

Visiting Tom: A Man, A Highway, and the Road to Roughneck Grace Format: Hardcover; Pages: 320; $24.99; PUBLISHER RELEASE: August 21, 2012 “Boom!” If you live in the country, it is not unusual to hear the sound of roosters or cattle. O ..... 
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Former Coleman Staffers Pen Wickedly Funny 'Capitol Hell' Novel About Life on the Hill

Tue, Aug 7th, 2012
Posted in All State of Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Aug. 6, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Minnesota native Jayne Jones and University of Minnesota graduate Alicia Long cut their political teeth as idealistic young staffers on Capitol Hill working for Senator Norm Coleman. That eye- ..... 
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JENNIFER FORD REEDY NAMED PRESIDENT OF BUSH FOUNDATION

Mon, Jul 30th, 2012
Posted in All State of Minnesota

(SAINT PAUL, MINN., JULY 30, 2012) --The Board of Directors of the Bush Foundation announced today that Jennifer Ford Reedy will join the organization as its next president. Reedy is the current chief of staff and vice president of strategy for Minn ..... 
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12,639 unbelted motorists ticketed during Click it or Ticket campaign

Mon, Jun 18th, 2012
Posted in All State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL — A statewide Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement campaign, May 21–June 3, resulted in 12,639 motorists cited for not wearing seat belts, according to preliminary results from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office ..... 
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Greg Davids wraps up legislative session, looks ahead to election

Mon, Jun 4th, 2012
Posted in All State of Minnesota

Greg Davids recently finished up his two-year term as the Republican Representative from District 31B in Minnesota, and is running for re-election this fall. While many politicians were working on the Vikings Stadium issue, Davids, who is the Chairp ..... 
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