Saint Paul, MN—When Latasha Gandy was struggling to help her third-grade daughter with reading, she came to an important realization: not only was the system failing her child, but it had also failed her years before.
Grand Rapids, MN—As a child, Laura Connelly learned the importance of a compassionate community—the value of people who feed you when you are hungry, who give you shelter when you are fleeing violence, who support you without judgment.
Deer River, MN—Native Nations Rebuilders Program (cohort 7) - Melissa is the mother of five children and 11 grandchildren. “I have always been a believer in gaining more knowledge and using it to pay it forward.
Golden Valley, MN—R. Scott Gray learned early what happens when someone invests in you. Growing up as an only child of a single mother, he was watched over by his next-door neighbor who kept him focused on school and church.
Saint Paul, MN—As co-artistic director of Penumbra Theatre Company, Sarah Bellamy imagines a future where Penumbra is not only the nation’s leading African American theater troupe but also a beacon for reigniting a shared civic passion and responsibility for hea
Minneapolis, MN—Twenty years ago, while working in refugee camps in the war-torn former Yugoslavia, Tea Rozman Clark made a commitment to serve those whose lives had been unjustly disrupted by conflict.
Burnsville, MN—Predicting the future is something many sectors try to do—the government, military, and private sector, especially. But Trista Harris has learned futurism is not at the heart of the nonprofit world.