Foundation Receives $100,000 Otto Bremer Grant
Moving our Community Forward Powerfully and Inclusively
This is a metro wide project that will address the growth and change in our community through active citizen engagement, research and partnership. Two parts by design, the first will study current workforce and current underemployed or unemployed pockets of people to assist in better addressing gaps, make better connections and partnerships and encourage and financially support new efforts to allow all of our residents to obtain jobs that can support them and their family's lives in a more equitable manner.
The second related project utilizes some of the strengths and processes of the 2000 Project Tomorrow, along with an approach developed by the Knight Foundation for its Soul of the Community initiative. As our population grows and a generational turnover is underway, we believe it is time to apply the best of both initiatives to seek broad input from our residents.
The FM Area Foundation hopes this research will provide a more comprehensive picture of what makes our community a place where people want to put down roots, a place where all people can live and work within their capabilities, and a place that is moving forward in a thoughtful equitable manner.
NDSU Men's Lacrosse Club
A new endowed fund has been established bny local lacrosse enthusiasts to support the NDSU Men's Lacross Club in hopes that one day Lacrosse will become a varsity sport on campus.
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