Books Help Kids Dream Big
Northfield area residents, families, and organizations together donated more than 1,000 new and gently used children’s books to the recent Northfield Promise Book Drive. Throughout February – I Love to Read Month – people were encouraged to donate books for readers ages birth through eighth grade. The books were collected at a drive-through collection event […]
Justice Propels YouthBank Discussions
Following the killing of George Floyd last summer, amid the ensuing social unrest and the concurrent pandemic, members of Northfield YouthBank met (safely) to have honest, heart-to-heart conversations about racial justice. The short-term result was the crafting of a commitment to anti-racism statement that the group posted on its website. But the discussions also propelled […]
Career Exploration Day – A Great Success!
The theme of Career Day 2018, Think Outside the Box, offered an opportunity for Northfield students to explore career possibilities, some of which they’d never previously heard about. Held of May 15, the event attracted 63 professionals, representing 42 business and post-secondary partners. Student attendance was robust with 645 middle school students and 340 high […]
Hope Langston Selected for National Data Fellowship
Northfield Public Schools District Assessment Coordinator and Northfield Promise Data Team Co-Chair Hope Langston was selected last month for the prestigious Tableau Fellowship by StriveTogether.
“Dream” of Latino Childcare Providers Network to Launch, Thanks to WINGS Grant
Northfield Promise knows that access to high quality early childhood programming is strongly linked to kindergarten readiness, future academic success, and overall health and well-being.
My Northfield Promise – Sandi Gerdes
I was excited to accept the invitation to join the Council of Champions. As the executive director of an organization that is committed to meeting a full range of needs for people in the developmental disabilities community, it makes perfect sense that I have an interest in making sure the voices of our community and the people we serve are heard.
Northfield Receives Major Grant to Support Career Pathways for Opportunity Youth
A number of Northfield Promise partners came together this fall and winter to work on a collaborative grant proposal to help young people facing significant risk factors in Northfield, Faribault, and Red Wing.
My Northfield Promise – Ellen Iverson
Two years ago I attended a Northfield Public SchoolsDistrict Educational Program Advisory Council (DEPAC) meeting where Zach Pruitt was presenting on collective impact. I was enthused by the information he shared about the Cincinnati Strive model and wanted to get involved. I joined the Data Team and then was recruited to join the Council of Champions.
Northfield Promise Featured in Northfield News
In case you missed it, the Northfield News ran a front page story in Saturday's paper on Northfield Promise.
Watch Your Mailbox for the Northfield Promise Report to the Community
The first Northfield Promise "Report to the Community" will be coming to your mailbox soon.