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Our children’s health and education: the best investment we can make

“It was an accident,” Arthur J. Rolnick, Ph.D. says of coming to focus much of his economic research on children. “Since we [at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis] found the way states conventionally promoted economic development to be fundamentally flawed, we argued that we have to rethink economic development in this country. That led […]

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Rallying for Minnesota’s Children – Advocacy for Children Day 2017

Advocacy for Children Day celebrates early learning and gives parents, teachers, early care and education professionals, and communities from across the state an opportunity to stand up and be a voice for children. Led by the MinneMinds coalition, which Way to Grow is actively involved in, our staff and several families we serve are gathering at the […]

For every family to have access to schools that provide a high quality educational experience is not just an opportunity, it’s a right.

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Looking to the Second Generation – How Transformative is Early Ed?

Imagine a three-year old girl, born into poverty. Her parents may not have finished high school and statistically, it’s even less likely anyone from her family has ever graduated college. Let’s say she defies the odds and graduates high school on time, but shortly after, she becomes pregnant. She seeks help and finds herself at […]

Way to Grow Presents Dr. Mary Hinton on the Key to School and Life Success

Mark your calendars! Dr. Mary Dana Hinton, 15th president of the College of Saint Benedict will deliver a keynote address at the Way to Grow Spring Luncheon. In a time of challenges, her one hope is to improve access to education – starting early, providing families with holistic support with access to intentional programs as […]

The Shine Celebration Live Auction Preview

The annual Way to Grow Shine Celebration is just weeks away and thanks to our generous donors, we’ve got some great items up for grabs!  There’s only one place you can get them, and that’s live at The Shine Celebration October 23.  So come on out for a night under the stars and toast to creating bright […]

Mayor Hodges, Cradle to K Cabinet to Release Final Plan to Eliminate Disparities for Minneapolis Children

On Monday, May 18th at 1:30 p.m., Mayor Betsy Hodges and the Cradle to K Cabinet will release their final report which finalizes a plan to eliminate disparities for children in Minneapolis from birth to three years old. Prior to Monday’s release the Mayor and her cabinet met with over 200 community members in March and […]

“Over the last 25 years, Way to Grow has been honored to serve the children and families in Minneapolis. As we move forward, we will continue to strive towards excellence.”

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Dreaming of a White-Sand Christmas?

As Shine 25 and fall grow near, we’re excited to open two of our live auction items for pre-bidding! Place your bid today on a one-week stay at the fabulous Grand Luxxe Loft, Nuevo Vallarta! Each package includes one round (18 holes) of golf and two massages!  You and your guest(s) will stay in a three bedroom suite, […]

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