Northfield Promise Selected for Community-led Playground Project to Give Local Kids More Opportunities to Play
Northfield Promise, a member of the StriveTogether Cradle to Career Network, has been selected to lead a playground project with KaBOOM!, the national nonprofit that works to ensure every kid and all communities have equitable access to quality, imaginative playspaces. Northfield Promise is one of the three StriveTogether communities that will work with KaBOOM! to […]
Greenvale Park Community School receives competitive 21st Century Community Learning Center grant
Project to receive up to six years of continued funding The Greenvale Park Community School received exciting news earlier this summer – the project was selected for up to six years of additional funding through the Minnesota Department of Education’s 21st Century Community Learning Center grant award. Greenvale Park’s initial five-year 21st Century grant ended […]
New Transportation Co-op Formed!
A new co-op providing transportation for youth development and early childhood programs has come to Northfield, thanks to the Northfield Area Family YMCA, Northfield Healthy Community Initiative, and Northfield Promise. Co-op Details Youth/Child programs will share a passenger van and minibus to drive kids, youth, and families to local programming sites. Partners and local donors […]
Northfield Receives Nearly $75,000 Through StriveTogether Grant
NORTHFIELD RECEIVES NEARLY $75,000 THROUGH GRANT PROGRAM BY NATIONAL NONPROFIT STRIVETOGETHER TO IMPROVE RESULTS AT MAJOR MILESTONES FOR KIDS Northfield Promise is one of 21 cradle-to-career partnerships that will advance equity and spread bold strategies to help children and families access opportunity and move up the economic ladder Northfield Promise — a community movement to enable […]
Move 5 Kids
When each child can read at grade level by the end of 3rd grade, they have gained an essential component of ongoing academic success. This reading goal is among the academic goals in Northfield Promise’s efforts. It is also tied to a recent award from the StriveTogether Accelerator Fund. In 2017, 57% of Northfield’s 3rd […]
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.
“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.
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.
Northfield Promise Receives State Pilot Funding
Northfield Promise was one of five collective impact initiatives that received pilot funding from the State of Minnesota during the recently completed state legislative process.
Northfield Promise Featured in Star Tribune Column
Northfield Promise, along with its other Educational Partnerships Fund partners, was featured in a piece in the Sunday, August 4, 2015, edition of the Star Tribune.