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Cultural Resilience: A framework for promoting assets

Public symposium
October 2, 2014, 8:30 a.m. - 12 noon
McNamara Alumni Center, Memorial Hall and online by webinar
Free, but registration is required


Cultural Resilience: How to find the brilliance in our youth

Hands-on training
October 3, 2014, 9 a.m. - 12 noon
UROC, Minneapolis
$25, Register

Join us both days as Dr. JuanCarlos Arauz shares a framework for creating a rigorous, inclusive environment with a diverse community and then provides you with tools to implement it into your youth program. Learn more.

Are youth getting what they need out of youth programs? Sam Grant addresses thoughts around programs focusing on the success of individual programs versus the collective impact of many.
Learn more and join the Youth Development Insight blog conversation.

Our Center's focus on understanding social and emotional learning (SEL) and its contribution to closing the achievement and opportunity gaps included a series of issue briefs designed to help people understand, connect and champion social and emotional learning in a variety of settings and from a variety of perspectives. The most recent issue brief by Cari Michaels and Liz Hagen uses a public health lens to illuminate connections between SEL and children's mental health (CMH). Find this and other issue briefs on the SEL webpage.

Over 800 people have already provided their perspective on the social and emotional development of young people and what they are already doing and think ought to be done in Minnesota! We are grateful for their responses.

If you have not already taken the survey, this is your last chance to complete the survey and become eligible for the prize drawings for the iPad mini and $25 gift certificates! The website link will be closed Sept.11 so please take 15-20 minutes now to give us your perspective.

Complete the survey

The survey is part of a University of Minnesota partnership with Youthprise on the Social and Emotional Learning Initiative From Understanding to Action.

Cultural Resilience: A framework for promoting assets

October 2, 8:30 a.m. - 12 noon
McNamara Alumni Center, Memorial Hall and online by webinar
Free, but registration is required

Cultural Resilience: How to find the brilliance in our youth
Oct. 3, 2014, 9 a.m. - 12 noon
Cost: $25

Youth Work Matters Online
Introductory week: Jan. 12-18, 2015
Course content: Jan. 19 - Feb. 15, 2015
Live webinars: Dates TBD
Cost: $100 
Organizations that register five or more people for this course at the same time may receive a group discount of 25%. Contact the course facilitator for the promotion code to be applied at group registration.

Dates & locations:
Sept. 22 - Cloquet
Oct. 20 - Maple Grove

Standard registration- $100 ($50 savings from 2013)
Student/AmeriCorps -$60 ($15 savings from 2013)

Children's Learning Academy is looking for individuals with experience working with children: toddlers (16 months) to school-age (8th graders). This is a temporary position through Saint Paul Public Schools Office of Family Engagement and Community Partnerships.

Hourly rate: $11.50/hour
Duration: Sept. 2014-June 2015 (applications accepted on a rolling basis)

Job duties:

  • To be actively engaged with children's learning and activities.
  • Provide a structured environment with academic focus to promote learning.
  • Provide and ensure the safety of children and staff.
  • Provide a safe, warm and welcoming environment for parents and families.
  • Maintain accurate child check-in/out system with parents/guardians.

  • Age 18 or older
  • Reliable transportation
  • Experience working with children ages toddler (16 months) to school-age (8th graders) in a structured school or childcare setting
  • Complete all required new hire paperwork (including background check) and media release.
  • Complete mandatory in-person orientation and training
  • Preferred certification in infant/child CPR and first aid training
  • Preferred experience with lesson planning, special needs students, and students with behavioral concerns

Contact Colleen Mackey for more information.

Minnesota Alliance With Youth is looking for energetic and passionate individuals to join the team and accepting applications for the following positions:

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