First Year of Greenvale Park Community School a Success!
The Greenvale Park Community School is a flagship initiative of Northfield Promise. The first year of the community school initiative was a great success! Learn more in the inaugural "Greenvale Park Report" to the Community below. Thanks to all the partners who made it such a great success!
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 […]
Northfield Promise Presents at the National Community Education Conference
Northfield Promise was invited to present at the National Community Education Conference, held in the Bloomington, MN, September 30 – October 3, 2015.
Greenvale Park Community School – Year 1 = Success!
The Greenvale Park Community School recently released its first Report to the Community, highlighting the results of the inaugural year of the effort. Available in English and Spanish, the report was mailed to all Greenvale Park families, as well as all homes within a mile of the school.
Northfield Public Schools implement kindergarten readiness assessment
One of the first benchmarks on the Northfield Promise cradle-to-career continuum is “Every Northfield child will be ready for kindergarten.” Until this point, however, it has been difficult to assess how we as a community are doing on this important measure.
Ready for K Parents
There’s real diversity to the Ready for K team – from stay-at- home moms to school district, public health, pediatrics, and library staff, Latinos and whites. Together we are tasked with determining what it takes to be ready for kindergarten – socially, academically, physically. We’re figuring out what “ready” means and what resources there are for people.
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.
More than 200 Children are Waiting for Tutors!
Accelerate Northfield needs you! There are currently more than 200 unfilled slots for tutors in our local schools. For as little as an hour a week, you can make a difference in the life of a student who is struggling and needs just a little boost to improve his or her academic standing.
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training Available for Adults Working with Youth
One of the needs that has consistently emerged through the work of Northfield Promise has been to ensure that there are proper supports for young people in the community who are struggling with mental health concerns.
Northfield Promise Welcomes New Staff!
Northfield Promise is excited to welcome two new additions to the team – Margaret Huber and Zaret Calderon. These part-time positions are made possible through funding from the State of Minnesota.