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 […]
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.
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.
Dr. Chris Richardson’s Retirement Celebration – May 31
Following an educational career that has spanned 46 years, including the past 12 as the superintendent of the Northfield Public Schools, Dr. Chris Richardson will be retiring this summer. Dr. Richardson was a founding member of the Northfield Promise Council of Champions and has been a great advocate for the work of Northfield Promise.
Northfield YouthBank awards nearly $30,000 in grants to youth-led projects
Local high school students recently awarded $29,220 in grants to projects designed by fellow young people through the new Northfield YouthBank initiative. YouthBank believes that young people are well-positioned to help address the issues that impact them. Consequently, youth lead all aspects of the YouthBank process, from designing the request for proposals to reviewing […]
School Board Approves World’s Best Workforce Report
At their November 9, 2015, meeting, the Northfield School Board adopted the district’s 2014-15 “World’s Best Workforce” report. A requirement from the Minnesota Department of Education, this report charges districts with outlining measurable targets for how they will make progress in five goal areas: All children are ready for school. All third-graders can read at […]
New Northfield Promise Action Team Forming – We Need You!
When the calendar flips to 2016, Northfield Promise will roll out its next action team. This group will focus its work on two of the Northfield Promise benchmarks: Every youth will have interests, goals, & a vision for the future by the end of 8th grade Every youth will graduate from high school with a […]
Minnesota House Minority Leader visits Northfield Promise
Representative Paul Thissen (Minnesota House Minority Leader) visited Northfield last week to learn more about the Northfield Promise initiative and the collective impact efforts underway in the community.