2023 Honorary Head Start Hero Laurie Coleman (December 8, 1961 – January 12, 2023)

The Minnesota Head Start Association sponsors a recognition program each year that honors members of the Minnesota Head Start community who overcame tremendous challenges and achieved personal and family success. These children, families, alumni and staff members have been selected by the MHSA Scholarships and Awards Committee based on compelling, personal testimonies about their Head

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Governor Tim Walz has proclaimed March 10-16, 2024, as National CACFP Week in Minnesota

Governor Tim Walz has proclaimed March 10-16, 2024, as National CACFP Week in Minnesota.  CACFP Week is a national education and information campaign sponsored annually the third week of March by the National CACFP Sponsors Association. The campaign is designed to raise awareness of how the USDA’s Child and Adult Care Food Program works to

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MinnCAP seeking speakers and presenters for the Community Action Annual Training Conference

Minnesota Community Action Partnership, which serves as the Community Action state association, is seeking speakers and presenters for the Community Action Annual Training Conference, Our Legacy, Our Future: 60 Years of Community Action, July 30-August 1, 2024 in Duluth. Session proposals are due by April 5, 2024. Feel free to submit multiple session proposals. Submit

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New Grand Forks home aims to support youth who may be homeless in transitioning from foster care

Ernie’s Place, started in a UND policy class, will open in the new year and fill a gap in Grand Forks organizers say is not being filled. By Matthew Voigt / Grand Forks Herald / EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is part of an ongoing series about homelessness in Grand Forks. GRAND FORKS — A new Grand

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Volunteer Drivers with Tri-Valley Opportunity Council Fill Vital Need

(Article courtesy of Minnesota Community Action Partnership) Tri-Valley Opportunity Council’s Rural Transportation Collaborative (RTC) is a division of the agency’s public transportation department. The RTC office is located in Crookston. RTC is a partnership program that coordinates volunteer drivers to transport those who have no other means of transportation or cannot drive. Volunteer drivers donate

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Tri-Valley Head Start employees attended the Zero to Three Learn Conference 

With over 2,000 participants, 12 Tri-Valley Head Start employees attended the Zero to Three Learn Conference on September 19 – 20. Employees included teachers, education supervisors, and an early childhood coach. Two of the twelve employees had been awarded a scholarship from Zero to Three to attend the conference. The conference was a research-based resource for advocates and policymakers on

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Joyce Tangen Hired as Director of Head Start, Child, and Family Programs at Tri-Valley

(Crookston, Minn.)- Tri-Valley Opportunity Council, Inc. CEO, Jason Carlson, announced today that Joyce Tangen has been hired as the director of Tri-Valley’s Head Start, Child, and Family Programs. She will begin her duties as the new director on October 23. “Now that the search process is complete, I look forward to getting Joyce acquainted with

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