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 […]
Mother Goose Time Pilot with Home Daycare Providers
Nearly 150 young Northfield children benefitting from public-private partnership Through a series of intentional, one-on-one conversations with Northfield’s in-home childcare providers, the Northfield Promise Ready for Kindergarten Team identified an opportunity to support providers – and some of our community’s youngest learners – in early learning. During these conversations, providers identified an interest in offering […]
My Northfield Promise – Michael O’Keefe
I was introduced to Northfield Promise when I first arrived in Northfield, as I was apprised of our district and building goals. As I learned more about the work being done to support our educational initiatives throughout all grade levels, I jumped at the opportunity to join the Career and College Readiness action team. I […]
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.
My Northfield Promise – Fritz and Rachel
We’ve been very interested in closing the achievement gap in Northfield for quite some time. That’s where our passion for Accelerate Northfield – a program that pairs volunteer tutors with students to promote reading – was born.
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.
Local PTOs Team Up to Keep Bookshelves Stocked
More than 2,400 books collected through collaborative book drive. The local elementary school Parent Teacher Organizations/Booster Clubs teamed up last month to organize book drives to help make sure that all Northfield children have access to books in their homes.
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 […]
Rx for Reading
Little brains grow fast, and books help them grow healthy. In fact, 90% of brain development occurs between birth and age 5. Reading together in those first five years actually improves brain function.