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The View from Gen Z

Raise your voice today to influence the future!

Make sure your voice is heard – get out and vote and complete your census! Both the elections and the census offer us an opportunity to ‘stand up and be counted.’ These processes impact who will represent us and what federal resources will be available to our communities. Your voice matters and needs to be counted!

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The View from Gen Z

Give ‘em a hand!

Kudos to the young people who recently completed the YW Youth work training program! Through the program, participants learned what was needed to be their ‘best self’ in any work environment, and earned experience and credentials through paid work training and experience.

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Gaye's Message

Message from our CEO: Mourning the loss of an icon

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a role model and inspiration to generations of women. She leaves a tremendous legacy of service, persistence, brilliance, and civility. We must take time to honor her life and contributions and recommit to the fight for equal justice to which she devoted so much of her life.

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The View from Gen Z

Empathy through Storytelling

Storytelling is a great way to connect with people – eliciting empathy and understanding. Sharing a personal story can help the listener gain insight into another’s experiences and increase their connection. What stories have moved you?

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The View from Gen Z

Racism – A Public Health Crisis

Increasingly, cities across the country are recognizing that racism is a public health crisis. Covid-19 has accelerated the need to address this crisis and now it’s time to ask: what safety nets do we need in place to protect those disproportionally impacted?

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The View from Gen Z

Self-care in a Time of Social Upheaval

2020 has elicited anger, rage, grief, and sadness. In the midst of such tumultuous times, it’s important to ensure we practice self-care. Self-care is different for everyone, but to be successful at it, you must be intentional about setting time aside for it. What are you doing to take care of yourself?

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The View from Gen Z

Slowing the Spread of COVID-19 – a Reminder

Each of us can play a role in slowing the spread of Covid-19. While Minnesota continues to see spikes in Covid cases, there are simple precautions we can and should be taking to make a difference. What are you doing to slow the spread?

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