July is shaping up to be an awesome and busy month for our Twin Cities members! Here are some of the highlights that we can't wait to share with everyone:
Christina Perfetti is now Movement for Violence Prevention Assistant at Tubman Center.
Richard Matson-Daley is now IT Service Liaison at the University of Minnesota.
Kristy Gloe is now the School Linked Mental Health Professional at St. David's Center for Child & Family Development.Read more
Our members have been so busy this month that they wouldn't even let a little more snow slow them up. We have a couple of people with some big announcements!Read more
Helen Paille started an attorney position at Civil Society in St. Paul where she will be representing victims of trafficking in their civil cases.
For a twist on our introduction of new board members, we decided to make some ill-advised edits to our professional bios by turning to the ever classic and amusing Mad Libs. New board members supplied the verbs, nouns, place names (and more!) to introduce one another. Check out the results...Read more
Lizzie Morris and Phil Morris (no relation) were both recently hired on as Metro Program Coordinators with ServeMinnesota Action Network. They will be joining the Minnesota Reading and Math Corps team. ServeMinnesota Action Network is thrilled to have Lizzie and Phil on board!
Cary Walski will be presenting a Webinar for NTEN on Feb 12 entitled "Networked by Nature" on a YNPN-TC case study of social media success.
Matt Buechner is now a policy fellow for the DC State Board of Education.
Sam Zastrow is now Engagement Manager at Gage.
Tane Danger was selected as a fellow for Intermedia Arts' Creative Community Leadership Institute.
Katie Brokaw is now Talent Acquisition Specialist at Starkey Hearing Technologies.
Rinal Ray is starting as MCN's Public Policy Advocate.
Colleen MacDonald is now Project and Office Coordinator at the Social Enterprise Alliance.
The conclusion to our farewell for our six departing board members! It just wouldn't be the YNPN-TC way if we didn't let them know how we feel in GIF form. We asked each departing board member to choose a GIF that represents a fellow board member and describe their choice. Here are your final three! (And don't miss part one.)Read more
Cat Beltmann is now Owner at So Good Consulting.
Amanda Varley was awarded the Public Service Rising Star Award from Hamline School of Business.
As a member-based organization, feedback from our members on how we’re running YNPN Twin Cities is vital to the success of the organization. Recently, we sent out our annual member survey, and had a record-breaking number of respondents tell us what we’re doing well and what we can do to bring more value to you, our members.Read more
Ever wondered what the soundtrack to YNPN-TC work would be? We asked our 2014 board officers what song they'd choose to describe their hopes and dreams for the coming year, and they did not disappoint.Read more
by Andy Brown
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As a new YNPN-TC volunteer, I was thrilled when board member Lauren asked if I would be willing to help with the fall Emerging Leaders Network (ELN) lunch series. The theme would be “leading together,” a component of YNPN’s vision. “Absolutely!” I replied in an email peppered with exclamation marks.
Then I froze.