AT&T Provides $20,000 Contribution to DreamTracks™Program 150 150 Way to Grow

AT&T Provides $20,000 Contribution to DreamTracks™Program

AT&T recently announced a $20,000 contribution to Way to Grow. Way to Grow will use the funds to support its DreamTracks program, which helps educate and prepare parents ages 15 – 21 for success by addressing parenting, motivational empowerment, academic engagement, career capability, and sexual health. Ronel Robinson, Program Director; Paul Weirtz, President of AT&T…

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Donations from the Kids in Need Foundation 150 150 Way to Grow

Donations from the Kids in Need Foundation

Way to Grow was a recent recipient of a generous donation from the Kids in Need Foundation. The Kids in Need Foundation ensures that every child is prepared to learn and succeed by providing free school supplies nationally to students most in need.  Last week our Family Educators made a trip to the Kids in…

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Happy Anniversary, Carrie Johnson! 150 150 Way to Grow

Happy Anniversary, Carrie Johnson!

Carrie Zelin Johnson believes strongly in the mission and vision of Way to Grow and for very special reasons. Not only is she a former Family Educator, but she also received direct support as a Way to Grow family earlier in life. In fact, 3 of her children are Way to Grow graduates! “By the…

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Generation Next, in partnership with Greater Twin Cities United Way, Awards SIF subgrant to Way to Grow. 150 150 Way to Grow

Generation Next, in partnership with Greater Twin Cities United Way, Awards SIF subgrant to Way to Grow.

The Social Innovation Fund, now in its third year, is an initiative of the Corporation for National and Community Service. Generation Next, in partnership with the Greater Twin Cities United Way, was one of 20 recipients across the country and will support a strong portfolio of replicable, evidence-based youth programs. Generation Next is an alliance…

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Family-focused Education: from Finances to Games 150 150 Way to Grow

Family-focused Education: from Finances to Games

Family Game Night   Part of our ongoing work with families is stressing the importance of reading, activities and family togetherness. On April 2nd and 5th, we partnered with Hosmer and North Regional Libraries to introduce over 20 families to the game Set.  Thanks to the families and volunteers who participated! Finance Class In partnership…

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Foundations Inc. Presentation Now Online 150 150 Way to Grow

Foundations Inc. Presentation Now Online

Way to Grow presented a summary of our in-home educational work at the national Beyond School Hours Conference in February 2013 in Jacksonville, Florida.  The presentation titled, Innovative Strategies in Home Visiting, is now available online! Click here to view the presentation.  Click here to view the handouts from the presentation.

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Way to Grow to Share Innovative Home Visiting Model with National Audience 150 150 Way to Grow

Way to Grow to Share Innovative Home Visiting Model with National Audience

Way to Grow Executive Director Carolyn Smallwood and Way to Grow Director of Early Childhood Education, Carrie Johnson will share the presentation, Innovative Strategies in Home Visiting, at the 16th annual Beyond School Hours Conference on February 20-23, 2013 in Jacksonville, Florida. The Beyond School Hours Conference is the nation’s premier gathering of education practitioners…

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Great by Eight: Another Great Year Making a Difference for Families 150 150 Way to Grow

Great by Eight: Another Great Year Making a Difference for Families

Your support made 2012 a banner year for Way to Grow as we were able to extend our in-home education services to more families and prepare more kids to be ready for school.  Check out some of our great achievements below. HOME VISITS Way to Grow completed a record-breaking 10,725 home visits in 2012.  Every home visit…

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Way to Grow Family Featured in Pioneer Press 150 150 Way to Grow

Way to Grow Family Featured in Pioneer Press

Below is a great feature about one of Way to Grow’s families published in the Pioneer Press. Jyakima is a single father whose holiday wish is full-time employment. In the meantime, he’s a full-time volunteer. What a guy! Thanks to the Greater Twin Cities United Way for helping Jyakima’s wish come true! [excerpted from the…

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Sharing the Love 150 150 Way to Grow

Sharing the Love

In this time of being giving we like to extend our gratitude to the many organizations whose donations of in-kind goods and services create that special, warm feeling in the hearts of our families.  Below is just a small sampling of the great people who go the extra mile to support our work. Allina Health…

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Stay informed. Stay connected. 150 150 Way to Grow

Stay informed. Stay connected.

Things are always exciting around the Way to Grow offices. And now you have a chance to follow them all. Check out our calendar of events. Sign up with our e-newsletter. Or be a Way to Grow volunteer. Just email us to learn more about our available opportunities. Congratulations to our Kindergarten Class of 2012!…

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