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.
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.
My Northfield Promise – Barb Farmer
I am a part of the Northfield Promise Steering Committee and the Middle School/High School Connectedness action team. I am also a past board member at HCI, which is how I had my first introduction to this effort.
Employers, Community Members and Teachers Talk About Post-Graduation Planning
At the start of this school year, employers and community members from the Northfield Promise Career and College Readiness Action Team served on a panel and engaged in conversation with over 70 Northfield High School teachers and staff members.