Asian Media Access awarded a CDC grant under Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) Initiative
Thursday, 04 December 2014 16:24
On Sept. 25, CDC announced new funding awards, supported in part by the Affordable Care Act, to all 50 states and D.C. to support cross-cutting programs to prevent and control chronic diseases—the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. Chronic diseases are responsible for 7 of 10 deaths among Americans each year, and they account for more than 80% of the $2.7 trillion our nation spends annually on medical care. In all, 193 awards totaling nearly $212 million (first-year funding) are going to states, large and small cities and counties, tribes and tribal organizations, and national and community organizations. Asian Media Access is one of the three Minnesota awardees under the CDC's Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) Initiative.
YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities helps youth at risk to overcome barriers, achieve self-sufficiency and thrive
Tuesday, 25 November 2014 16:41
• Forty-six percent of the homeless people in the state of Minnesota are age 21 and younger. • Youth homelessness has jumped 63 percent in Minnesota since 2009. • On any night in Minnesota, 4,000 youth are homeless, with less than 100 youth shelter beds available.*
SPACC receives grant to provide emergency services to families in St. Paul community
Tuesday, 11 November 2014 13:31
The Saint Paul Area Council of Churches (SPACC) is a recipient of a $10,000 Target grant to support the Department of Indian Work Emergency Services program. This program has served families for more than 50 years by providing a food shelf, clothing closet, emergency transportation, layettes for infants, funeral assistance, student assistance, prescriptions, and more.
Open house for plans near METRO Blue Line Extension stations
Tuesday, 11 November 2014 13:02
A community open house in North Minneapolis on Wednesday, November 12 is the next major opportunity for the public to be involved with planning the areas around the stations for the proposed METRO Blue Line Extension, also known as Bottineau light rail transit (LRT). This 13-mile LRT line has 11 proposed stations connecting North Minneapolis, Golden Valley, Robbinsdale, Crystal, and Brooklyn Park to downtown Minneapolis and the regional transit system, and is scheduled to open as soon as 2021.
(StatePoint) Whether self-induced or unavoidable, there are a host of pitfalls that life can throw one's way, and everyone faces a crisis at some point in his or her life. When it happens to a friend or family member, knowing how to be supportive can be difficult.
Metropolitan State University hosts community forum on radicalization and terrorism
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 12:05
Metropolitan State University's School of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (SLC) and Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship have partnered with multiple organizations to present "Radicalization and Terrorism: Implications for our Dynamic and Diverse Communities," the second in a series of four community forums on critical issues in criminal justice and related disciplines to the Metro area.
Hallie Q. Brown hosts holiday happiness with Fare For All
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 12:00
Program makes Thanksgiving Dinner more affordable for all community members
For the second year, Hallie Q. Brown Community Center will partner with Fare For All to bring the holidays to community members. Fare For All, a local food program created to make fresh fruits and vegetables more affordable to Twin Cities families, will be selling its wildly popular Holiday Packs at the Hallie Q. Brown Community Center in the Summit University Neighborhood.