Brooklyn Center

While visiting the college, kindergarten students learned how to plant a seed in a pot that they could claim, take home and watch grow if properly nurtured. A representation of KinderCaminata’s intent does not get much more literal than that.   KinderCaminata is a Minnesota take on a program that began 20 years ago in [...]

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The Step To It Challenge runs May 4-31 By Shonna Korsmoe Murphy News Service After a long winter, Hennepin County is encouraging its citizens to get out and get moving with the annual Step To It Challenge. For the sixth year in a row, 24 participating communities in Hennepin County will be holding the Step [...]

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The Bridge for Youth, a Minneapolis-based nonprofit serving runaway, homeless and abandoned youth from area suburbs was recently awarded a five-year $930,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The grant will provide $186,000 per year. The money will provide shelter for 18 months, counseling and case management, life skills education and [...]

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Six volunteers have been awarded the Three Rivers Park District’s Distinguished Volunteer Service Award for their outstanding contributions to the parks. “The Distinguished Volunteer Service Award is a way to acknowledge outstanding representatives of our dedicated park volunteers,” says Deb Vosler, volunteer coordinator for the Park District. “In 2013, 823 ongoing volunteers donated more than [...]

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The Northwest Hennepin Human Services Council is issuing a call for nominations for the annual Invest Northwest Awards to honor local volunteers. The Invest Northwest Awards celebrate outstanding individuals, organizations and businesses in Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Crystal, Golden Valley, Maple Grove, New Hope, Osseo, Corcoran and Hanover who volunteer in their community and demonstrate [...]

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