Minneapolis, MN—Lori Saroya co-founded the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Minnesota (CAIR-MN), the state's only Muslim civil rights and legal advocacy organization, when she was a senior in college.
Minneapolis, MN—As imam of Masjid An-Nur in North Minneapolis, Makram El-Amin’s work extends beyond the 200 families who call the mosque their spiritual home to include the neighborhood and to touch on diverse issues of crosscultural u
Onamia, MN—Native Nations Rebuilders Program (cohort 6) - Melissa grew up on the Mille Lacs Reservation in central Minnesota. In college, she developed a passion for learning and teaching the Ojibwe language.
Bemidji, MN—Native Nations Rebuilders Program (cohort 6) - Raised in Bemidji, Minnesota, Nicole belongs to the Leech Lake Pillager Band of Ojibwe. She is a community organizer but, most important to her, a wife and a mother.
Minneapolis, MN—Sherman Patterson wants to end the culture of gun violence in Minneapolis. An audacious goal, but few are better suited for the job than Sherman. A public safety policy aide for former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak.
Eden Prairie, MN—When she isn't developing, improving and disseminating world-class neurosurgical techniques for Medtronic's Deep Brain Stimulation Therapy, Sylvia Bartley is thinking of ways to address the disparities in educational su