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Archive for month: July, 2019
SLEEPY EYE — An initiative aimed at promoting inclusivity in rural communities will expand into Sleepy Eye this year.
The Rural Equity Learning Community — a partnership between nonprofit Region Nine Area Inc., Greater Mankato Diversity Council and the University of Minnesota Extension Center for Community Vitality — received a $200,000 grant this week from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation of Minnesota for the project.
The groups will work with Sleepy Eye stakeholders for one year before turning the focus to another community the following year.
Corree Stamschror, Region Nine communications specialist, said the expansion adds to the work the group did with five other communities in recent years. Sleepy Eye Public Schools and the city’s economic development administration will help shape the project to its needs this time around.
“The program is designed in a way that Sleepy Eye will choose their initiative and pilot it over the next year,” she said.
Continue reading the FreePress article.
Region Nine Development Commission’s nonprofit Region Nine Area Incorporated was awarded a $200,000 grant from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation. The grant will help create and nurture more connected, resilient, and inclusive communities where all people have the support and resources to reach their full health potential. It will be used to expand the Rural Equity Learning Community, a learning cohort to share, examine, and explore inclusive best practices to create welcoming communities and strengthen local economies. Sleepy Eye will be the first location of this year’s cohort in partnership with Sleepy Eye Public Schools and Sleepy Eye Economic Development Administration.
MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) -Region Nine Development Commission is awarded a grant from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation.
The $200,000 grant will be used over the next two years.
Its purpose is to expand the Rural Equity Learning Community, a learning cohort created to share, examine and explore best practices for a welcoming community.
The program is co–facilitated by the Greater Mankato Diversity Council and U of M Extension Center for Community Vitality.
Sleepy Eye is the first location of this year’s cohort partnership with Sleepy Eye Public Schools and Sleepy Eye Economic Development Administration. Next year’s location is to be determined.
View the KEYC video here.
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