St. Cloud University – March 24-25, 2017

How BIG Is Your Voice?!?

Presented by: Dr. Nkem D. Chirpich, CEO @ TAP Diversity Navigators 

 On Saturday, March 25th – Here’s Some HIGHLIGHTS 

Advocating: The Noise or A Message?
Targeted Collaborations: What’s Your Fight?
Purposeful Cross Cultural Connectivity
Leaders & Leadership: Remembering the Foot Soldiers

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Click here  to successfully register for the Pan African & Ally Student Summit at St. Cloud State University!

Register your organization or large group by completing the form below

Questions emailing:

Groups: paass-organization-registration-form

Registration Fee: The Pan African & Ally Student Summit will be free to attendees registered prior to Tuesday March 14th, 2017.

Registration following the deadline will result in a $15/person Registration fee. (Registration fee is due at conference check-in.)

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

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.



TAP’s Present Positions & Projects

As an Executive Committee member of the Rochester Area Journey to Growth (J2G) Project, family oriented communities surrounded by bluffs, trails and pristine rivers and lakes. Read about the partnership between 8 counties in southeast Minnesota, Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce and the Rochester Area Economic Development, Inc.