Dignity In Schools National Week of Action Coming October 2015

Dignity in Schools

The Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) challenges the systemic problem of pushout in the nation’s schools. DSC advocates for the human right of EVERY young person to a quality education and to be treated with DIGNITY. The DSC unites parents, youth, advocates and educators to support alternatives to this culture of zero-tolerance, punishment and removal in schools.

National Week of Action is a nationwide Campaign to bring about awareness  to the #SchoolPushout crisis in the nation’s schools. Rallies, marches, forums and workshops are held across the country by students parents, teachers and advocates working to transform #SchoolDiscipline policies and practices. In 2014, there was over 100 Week of Action events in more than 50 cities and towns. The Duluth and Minneapolis were among those cities!

Gear up it’s COMING — 2015 Dignity in Action. Be counted! October 5-12, 2015. Contact: info@MNEEP.org


Diversity Career Fair – Next Thursday August 6th

Minnesota Department of Employment &  Economic Development (DEED) & Goodwill Easter Seals have partnered to host a Diversity Career Fair. Companies WILL have job vacancies to fill. Their staff  WILL be onsite to speak with job seekers. Bring your resumes!!!

*Translators will be onsite and available:

Hmong, Somali,  Spanish and American Sign Language.

*Goodwill Easter Seals will have a truck onsite to accept DONATIONS.



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President/CEO of TAP Resource Center Speaks @ Brown Bag Lunch Series

Brown Bag Lunch Series sponsored by Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce

Cultural Diversity: What Is the A.B.C’S to connecting the D.O.T.S?

Are the numbers telling you what’s going on in YOUR community? Do you see ‘Help Wanted signs at your local merchants?

The Old adage: “Businesses provide services and products to communities. Communities provide capital and labor to the businesses.” This is how Minnesota became known for it’s strong economy — powered by a strong workforce.

Bring your lunch to the Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce. Hear ideas on how to navigate cultural diversity from one business owner to another! Dr. Nkem D. Chirpich talks about her expertise — Navigating Diversity & Your Community!

DATE: Tuesday, July 28th 11:45-1:00pm

LOCATION:EP Chamber Conference Room; 11455 Viking Dr. #270 (BMO Harris Bank Bldg)


COST:  FREE to Chamber Members; $15 for Non-Chamber Members

BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH; Beverages will be provided!

Click here to RSVP

Second Chance Career Fair – Wed. 7/22/2015




Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota understands the challenges individuals who have a criminal background can face while seeking employment. In recognizing those challenges, they are hosting a career fair specifically for individuals with criminal backgrounds. Please ATTEND or SHARE this event for an opportunity to meet with some area employers who are looking to hire skilled candidates!

Goodwill Easter Seals MN Main Office
553 Fairview Ave. N.
St. Paul MN 55104

Date: Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Who Should Attend?
Candidates who have a criminal background. The employers attending are aware of this,  it will NOT be their primary focus when interviewing. The employers will have hiring criterias. Plus each individual will have to go through the normal hiring process including background checks. This event was created to provide YOU who have a criminal background an opportunity to focus on your interviewing skills and making a positive first impression!

Bring some form of identification to check in on the day of the career fair.
The recommended dress code is business casual but it is not a requirement.
Bring copies of your resume or a sample application.
Be prepared to interview with employers.
Click below to attend or to register multiple attendees.



It’s time for…..YIPA FEST 2015!!!!!

YIPAFEST …..September 25th  

Youth Intervention Programs Association comes together once a year for YIPAFEST to celebrate the Youth Intervention workers and youth serving organizations throughout the state of Minnesota. YIPA has an approach with proven outcomes and documents showing social returns on investments by moving towards youth intervention.  Youth Intervention takes the likely consumers of public services and turns them into life-long contributors to the common good. It saves taxpayer dollars, improves public safety and prepares the future labor force keeping it competitive. When our youth thrive, WE ALL WIN!!!

Register for a Day of Fun, Learning and Networking. Small communities, rural and urban come togethering. It will be held at the TIES Event Center in Falcon Heights off Snelling Avenue North from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

YIPA does not directly serve youth, rather they serve the Youth Intervention professionals and organizations that do. They organize and mobilize support for Youth Intervention programs. Their mission is simple:

Ensure that Youth Intervention programs are supported in their communities and they have the resources they need to provide high quality and cost effective intervention services for youth.”

YIPA has more than 220 organizational and 150 individual members throughout Minnesota who are passionate about youth. YIPA FEST is a day full of learning, teaching and networking YIPA FEST builds upon YIPA’s unique ability to bring together Youth Intervention providers from urban, rural and suburban communities. YIPA has always been the place to make new connections, re-connect with old friends and meet industry leaders. YIPA FEST makes it even easier for you to network.