Magers & Quinn Spotlight 3334 1459 Kate Kinkade

Magers & Quinn Spotlight

We are so thankful for our Community Partner, Magers and Quinn Booksellers! Thanks to their talented Outside Sales and Outreach team members, Christine and Charlie, Way to Grow is able to put unique and culturally relevant books in the hands of children and families. Christine and Charlie spend time working directly with booksellers and publishers…

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Welcome to the Team! 3334 1459 Kate Kinkade

Welcome to the Team!

We are excited to welcome four new team members at Way to Grow! Learn a bit more about Mariana, Sheena, Tomi, and Jeanetta. Mariana Villegas Ramírez Family Educator Tell us a little bit about yourself!  I moved to the Twin Cities from Mexico in 2011 to continue my undergraduate program in Human Resources Development from…

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Living Generously 3334 1459 Kate Kinkade

Living Generously

Way to Grow is deeply thankful for the financial support we receive that allows us to serve the most isolated families in Minneapolis, and ensure that children are born healthy, stay healthy, and are prepared for school.  Last year, we served 1,720 children and parents through 11,139 home visits.  With your great support, we can…

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The Page Amendment 3334 1459 Kate Kinkade

The Page Amendment

Way to Grow is proud to endorse the Page Amendment in partnership with Our Children MN. According to a 2019 report published by the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Minnesota students of color, as well as families with lower incomes, face one of the largest achievement gaps in the nation.   The Page Amendment is a proposed amendment to the Minnesota State Constitution that…

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Third Grade Graduation 6285 2744 Payton Gresczyk

Third Grade Graduation

Last Wednesday, we said “congratulations!” to our 43 third graders as they graduated from the Way to Grow Great by Eight program. Graduation was held on zoom and was filled with cheerful faces of our Way to Grow students and their amazing families. The celebration featured fun and animated story time with Ellie McKay, an…

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Summer Tutoring Initiative 3327 1441 Kate Kinkade

Summer Tutoring Initiative

This summer, Way to Grow is partnering with Literacy Minnesota’s Summer Reads program! Literacy Minnesota hires AmeriCorps VISTA members and provides literacy education training to young Summer Reads mentors. Way to Grow provides a supervisor, technology, and supplies! The Summer Reads mentors offer virtual small group reading and writing instruction for children in order to maintain and…

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Meet our New Staff! 3334 1459 Payton Gresczyk

Meet our New Staff!

We are excited to welcome six new team members at Way to Grow! Learn a bit more about Angela, Payton, Daniel, Dawn, Kate, and Fartun! Angela Hamilton Recruiter & Resource Advocate Tell us a little bit about yourself! My name is Angela, I live in Minneapolis. I grew up in Minnesota most of my life,…

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Family Fun: Post-It Note Games 800 350 Maren Nelson

Family Fun: Post-It Note Games

Keep learning year-round with indoor actives like this! Sent to us by our Preschool Pals teachers, you can adapt the game to different skill levels. You will need: A blank wall or door (or even the front of the refrigerator), sticky notes, marker.  Step 1:Write each letter of the alphabet on a different sticky note, and put them…

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Donations Made in Honor of Black History Month 2560 1707 Maren Nelson

Donations Made in Honor of Black History Month

We were thrilled to learn our wonderful Family Educator Collette was selected to receive over 350 school supplies and books from the Kids in Need Foundation (KINF), sponsored by PNC Financial Services Group! In honor of Black History Month, PNC provided diverse and age-appropriate books, in addition to the many school supplies we received from KINF. These amazing donations are now making their way…

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Masking Up Thanks to Hmong American Partnership 3334 1459 Maren Nelson

Masking Up Thanks to Hmong American Partnership

Last week, Way to Grow received a large donation of face masks and hand sanitizer from our community partner, the Hmong American Partnership! Making sure our families and children are healthy and safe is very important to us, and this generous gift allows us to extend a helping hand to families who may not have accesses…

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Living Generously: Where there’s a will, there’s a way 3334 1459 Kim Bowman

Living Generously: Where there’s a will, there’s a way

Did you know that on average, Americans update their will or trust every seven years? Changes to personal and family circumstances may mean that prior plans are no longer current and need to be updated to ensure that everything is in order as you intend.   Why have a will? A will helps you provide gifts for loved ones after…

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Happy Valentine’s Day! 800 800 Maren Nelson

Happy Valentine’s Day!

We think the world could use a little more love. This year, Way to Grow has a Valentine Wish—to spread joy and love to our community! We enlisted the help of our preschoolers to share their thoughts on love. Our hope is that they remind you love is about the little things we do for…

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