New funding will support cross-cultural citizen work

Through a grassroots online voting process--which many of this blog's readers participated in--a project building on more than 10 years of work at the Jane Addams School for Democracy was selected to receive additional funding from the Case Foundation for a total grant of $25,000! The Crossing Borders proposal was one of 5,000 submitted to the foundation in the first round of selections.

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"Through the Crossing Borders project, an intergenerational group of Somali, Mexican, Peruvian, Hmong, Korean, and U.S.-born people will explore how to bring more diverse people into public work and strengthen democratic practices – both at the Jane Addams School for Democracy in St. Paul and in towns throughout Minnesota," says project leader Nan Kari. Among the project’s goals are bi-monthly team discussions, cross-cultural multimedia projects, and training on democratic education and outreach.

Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs