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MNSights | Resolutions That Help Others + A Saint Paul Café That Changes Lives
Beyond Walls is a local youth development program that builds all-star youth on and off the court. The program uses the racquet sport of squash to engage middle and high school youth from low-income and diverse backgrounds in academic achievement and pathways to college.
The Saint Paul Foundation, F. R. Bigelow Foundation and Mardag Foundation recently awarded more than $7.5 million to nonprofit organizations across the state. Organizations and programs that provide support and opportunities for women were among the 225 grantees.
TakeAction Minnesota is organizing women to be an active voice for policy change in Minnesota. For the past three years, with financial support from The Saint Paul Foundation, TakeAction Minnesota has been actively creating space for women and women of color to shape the political landscape.
Tubman’s latest youth housing, Safe Journeys, is a haven for youth experiencing homelessness. This transitional housing and shelter site also offers onsite services to help youth reconnect with their life goals.
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Cloud is working with young people experiencing homelessness to find housing and build successful futures. Their Youth House program provides transitional housing and emergency shelter to youth ages 16-24.
Family Values for Life is strengthening women and families in Minnesota. Their Jump Start to the New You program partners with women to give holistic support as they work to improve quality of life.
Nexus Community Partners is changing the way economic disparities and opportunities are addressed on Saint Paul’s East Side. Recent research into local and national innovations for sparking economic growth has shed light on new models for a stronger community.
Solid Ground has a mission to prevent and end homelessness for families with children. Since 2012, their HomeSafe program, a community-focused approach to housing, has been helping families in Ramsey and Washington Counties stabilize and thrive.
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