Northfield is the first in MN to join the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, a Nationwide Movement
Northfield is the first community from Minnesota to join the GLR Campaign, making Minnesota the 44th state to put a stake in the ground on third-grade reading. Led by Northfield Promise, a local collective impact initiative, Northfield has structured its approach around six strategies: early literacy, family involvement, access to books, expanded learning, mentoring partnerships […]
Northfield Promise launches new website
Website emphasizes 10 benchmarks and calls for community to be involved in lives of youth With assistance from Neuger Communications, Northfield Promise launched a new website this fall that allows community members to further explore the initiative’s 10 benchmarks and more clearly identify ways to get involved. The cradle-to-career continuum now allows community members to examine […]
HCI Partners with Youthprise and the City of Northfield
HCI is proud to partner with Youthprise and the City of Northfield on the Youth First initiative. One of the key components of this work is to promote youth engagement, ensuring youth have seats at the community’s decision-making tables.
Northfield Promise Receives National Support to Accelerate Change
Northfield Promise, in partnership with Red Wing’s Every Hand Joined, is one of five communities across the country selected for the 2016 Accelerator Fund after a competitive application process. These network members, along with the six communities chosen for the first round in 2015, will receive support from a $12 million investment fund.
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.
Northfield Promise Recognized by National Organization for Collective Impact Progress
Northfield Promise is a proud member of the Strive Together national network. Strive is the national leader in collective impact work, supporting cradle-to-career initiatives across the country. Strive formally accepts communities into their network through an application process. Members of the Strive Cradle to Career Network share a common commitment to: Improving and reporting […]
New Pass for Middle & High School Youth Opens the Door to Athletic Events
As one of its key benchmarks, Northfield Promise recognizes the importance of young people feeling connected to their school and community. Part of this connection can be fostered by participating in school activities.
TORCH Named Finalist for National Latino Student Success Award
The Northfield Tackling Obstacles and Raising College Hopes (TORCH) program was named as one of twenty “2016 National Finalists for Examples of Excelencia,” an initiative honoring America’s top programs that increase academic opportunities and achievement for Latino students.
“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.
Social-Emotional Learning this Summer
Through a partnership between the Rice County Mental Health Collective and local youth summer programs, Northfield Promise is helping to expand social emotional skill development with more than 600 local youth this summer.