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October 27, 2016


Twin Cities Social Justice Arts Festival

Nov. 5, 10am-4pm, Minneapolis


Gathering of Our Children and Returning Adoptees Pow Wow

Nov. 5, 10am-9pm

Minneapolis American Indian Center

Free and open to the public.


2016 Midwest ACE Summit 

November 10-11, Eagan


2016 Evergreen Fall Retreat: Supporting Professional Well-Being

A Retreat for Staff in Mental Health, Human Services, & Youth Work

Nov. 18, Walker, MN


2016 Human Rights Symposium

December 8, 2016, St. Paul

Training for Adults

The Ten Essential Things Everyone Should Know about Childhood Trauma

Nov. 3, 8:30-11:30am

Greater Twin Cities United Way, Minneapolis


Quality Coaching

A Sprockets workshop

Nov. 4, 9am-3:00pm, St. Paul


Restorative Justice 101

Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute

Nov. 18, 8:30am-4:30pm, Minneapolis


ACEs and Mental Health: Broadening the Conversation

Dec. 2, 8am-4pm, U of M, Minneapolis


Behavioral Institute for Children and Adolescents


PACER Center Workshops

Free workshops to parents of children with disabilities and professionals working with families


Center for Early Education and Development Courses


YIPA Trainings  

Employment for Adults

State of Minnesota Career Fair

Oct. 29, 10am-4pm, St. Paul

Every state agency will be represented. Attend workshops on resumes and interviewing, and how to apply for state jobs.


Prepare + Prosper Seasonal Openings

Spanish and Somali speakers are encouraged to apply.


HSPHD Child Well-Being Director


Tubman Employment


Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities


Camp Fire Staff


Hennepin County


YWCA of Minneapolis


Collaborative Job Board


Hiawatha Academies




YMCA Twin Cities


U of M Extension




Minnesota Alliance With Youth AmeriCorps Promise Fellows


City of Minneapolis Job Seeker Bulletin

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Seeking Input for Youth Opportunity Guide

City of Minneapolis Employment and Training is updating the “Employment and Opportunity Guide for Minneapolis Youth” and we would like to include your organization’s opportunities for young people.

Whether you offer employment, training, internships, or volunteer activities, contact Pat Behrend or call 612-673-6220 by November 4th with information about the program(s) you would like to have featured.  


Save Receipts from Educational Expenses

Minnesota K-12 Education Credit and Subtraction helps families pay for their child’s educational expenses. If you have a child in kindergarten through 12th grade, you may be eligible to increase your refund or lower the tax you owe. Keep your receipts and save money when you file taxes!


Click here to find out what expenses qualify, who qualifies, and tips for staying organized. 


Basics for Youth-Serving Nonprofit Organizations

Discover how local youth-serving nonprofits have created their logic models, individual evaluation plans, human subject reviews, and data collection systems to produce evidence-based research. The goal is to prove that these programs move youth into the workforce. Collecting this data in a uniform way increases your ability to apply and receive grants from state, federal and large foundation sources.


Monday, Nov. 7, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Wilder Institute.


RSVP not required but appreciated. For more information or to register, please click hereSponsored by Sundance Family Foundation


Opportunities for Youth

What’s Up 612! is an online resource of things to do in Minneapolis. The program finder is a citywide resource where youth, parents, educators, youth workers and persons who know young people can find afterschool and summer activities for children and young adults ages 5-21. 


PowHERful™ Conference

A free, full day conference for young women ages 15 to 23, taps local leaders for innovative presentations and sessions. Session topics include health, STEM, college preparedness, internships, entrepreneurship, and more. Morning and afternoon keynotes moderated by Soledad O'Brien are a highlight. Free breakfast and lunch will be served.


Sat, October 29, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

St. Kate's University, St. Paul

Registration is open. Register online ASAP here.


Live at Lincoln Playground!

This weekend, bring your whole family to "Live at Lincoln Playground!" hosted by the Loppet Foundation. Participate in a variety of outdoor activities and give your feedback on future amenities you'd like to see at the playground. Activities include: Bike Scavenger Hunt, Obstacle Course, Pumpkin Relay, Bike Skills Course, Nordic Training Loop, Pumpkin Art and more.


Saturday, October 29, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Penn Ave North and Oak Park Ave. North, Minneapolis


Food Safety Training

This free program helps participants (17 years +) gain experience in a licensed kitchen, ServeSafe certification, quality job references, and help finding a job. Sessions are held monthly at Pillsbury United Communities’ Oak Park Center. See flyer.


What the Hack+!

A free day of entrepreneurship, arts, and technology for youth (14-18) who are interested in the multimedia technology job market includes a Job/Resource Fair, Speed Mentorship Networking, and a Hackreate! group competition. Includes free breakfast and lunch.


Saturday, November 19, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The Soap Factory (TSF), 514 2nd St. SE, Minneapolis


Contact: Steve Lu or 612-376-7715.


This event is sponsored by Asian Media Access with Hennepin County and the City of Minneapolis.


YouthLink Opportunity Center Calendar


Engaging Parents, Developing Leaders

A self-assessment and planning tool for nonprofits and schools from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.


Moving Beyond Trauma: Child Migrants & Refugees in the U. S.

This report gives an estimate of the number of immigrant & refugee children who will enter the United States in 2016, where they come from, & the traumas they face. It includes recommendations for policy & practice.


PACER’s Inspiring Opportunities Project

The newly-enhanced website for PACER’s Children’s Mental Health & Emotional or Behavioral Disorders Project contains information for families & professionals, including youth videos, posts from PACER’s Babble blog, information about and from the Children’s Mental Health Advisory Board, information about transitioning to adult health care, links to resources and much more.


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