“Hope is Back in the Twin Cities:” Jimmy Carter and big plans ahead for Habitat building

Following a big day of building, former President Jimmy Carter addressed approximately 1,200 Habitat for Humanity supporters at the Saint Paul River Centre Wednesday evening. Carter’s October 6 appearance highlighted Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity’s launch of a $36 million fundraising campaign during the next four years. TC Habitat for Humanity’s goal is to use the $36 million from the new campaign to repair 730 homes in Minneapolis and St. Paul and serve a total of 5,200 families by 2014. A World of Hope: It Starts at Home has already raised $16,329,591 million from supporters including Wells Fargo, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, General Mills, Brad and Janet Anderson, and former Cargill CEO Warren Staley and his wife Mary Lynn. Continue Reading

Get Up Minnesota aims to get out youth vote

“Our State. Our Future. Our Vote.” This is the slogan for Get Up Minnesota, a youth-driven movement to increase voter participation among young people in Minnesota. Get Up Minnesota, a student-run organization, began in June of 2010.  Some 158 students showed up for Get Up Minnesota’s kick-off meeting at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities […] Continue Reading