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Where do you see your community today? And more importantly, where do you imagine your community tomorrow? At Blandin Foundation, we see a world of possibilities within your answers, and we are committed to the hard work ahead in realizing all that potential.
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Welcoming applications for 2014 community leadership training sessions
Reflecting on the future of equitable education in Minnesota
Energized and hopeful, Blandin Foundation staffers Kyle Erickson and Becky LaPlant returned from “Learning and Teaching with Fire: Lessons from Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Tribal Colleges (TCU)” bubbling with new ideas for the future of equitable education in Minnesota. Kyle reflected on his experience in a guest blog for the Minnesota Council on [...]
Rural Minnesota communities take the 2N2 pledge
5 seconds. That’s how long your eyes leave the road for every text message you send or receive. Traveling at 55mph, you cover the length of a football field during that time – blindfolded. Scary, right? Now trade that 5 seconds in for 2N2 - 2 Eyes on the Road. 2 Hands on the Wheel. [...]
Attend Border to Border Broadband: No Community Left Behind
If access to, and use of, high-speed Internet is important to your rural community, consider attending the Border to Border Broadband Conference. Read more about what you will learn below… Earlier this fall, over the course of three weeks, three national organizations working on driving Internet access, adoption and use came to Minnesota for major [...]