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Investing in Black Scholars

The Omicron Boulé Woodson M. Fountain Scholarship supports African American men in our community. The organization has built its scholarship here at the Minneapolis Foundation.

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A Conversation with Emily Hanford

Join journalist Emily Hanford, U of M reading researcher Panayiota (Pani) Kendeou, and educator Melissa Sonnek for a conversation about literacy and learning. A new series of free professional development modules for school and system leaders will be available at the event, thanks to the Higher Education Literacy Project.

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Can Minnesota schools do better at teaching kids to read?

Listen to Angela Davis connect with local education experts Katie Pekel, Athena Goff, and Katharine Campbell about how Minnesota students are learning to read and what we can do better to support students.

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Graze 4 Good

Graze 4 Good is a one-of-a-kind fundraiser that pairs our vibrant local food community with emerging philanthropists eager to make a difference, all in support of our Fourth Generation program. Event proceeds will fund grants for nonprofits that advance education equity.

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Reimagine Education Grants Support Equity-Focused Organizations

More than $1.2 million in Reimagine Education grants will go to 22 schools and organizations that are advancing equity in Minnesota’s K-12 education system.

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2022 Reimagine Education Grants

The Minneapolis Foundation announces a call for proposals from schools, school districts, and nonprofit organizations seeking grants for work that advances equity in our local K-12 schools.

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Reimagine Education: Bridgemakers

Bridgemakers is a holistic civic social and financial capacity-building platform that amplifies the stories and mentors the leadership of black, brown, and otherwise marginalized youth.

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Elevating the Voice of Educators

The Minneapolis Foundation and the Joyce Foundation partnered with the University of Minnesota to develop the Principals Survey. This work has been featured in The Magazine of the College of Education and Human Development.

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To reform school funding, start with special education

Our colleague Patrice Relerford, who leads our education investments, has an op-ed in the Star Tribune on the need to reform funding for special education.

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Reimagine Education

We have been asking students, parents, community members, school leaders, and researchers what is working—and what isn’t working—in our schools. This collective input has led to a roadmap to help transform our K-12 education system to benefit all students.

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