Aim High: Scholarships and Lao American students
In Little Laos on the Prairie this week, an article discusses scholarship opportunities and information for Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPI) students looking to go to college and why they are so important to the future of the community. With “barely 1 in 10” AAPI students graduating from college and much fewer going on to higher education, these scholarships can make a difference.
This excerpt says it all:
As a community we need to do what we can to make the process easier for our youth and returning students, and one way we can support them is to help them identify good scholarships they’re eligible for.
Read the rest of the story here.
Real talk series for African Americans in corporate America launches in Minneapolis
This week in the Spokesman Recorder, Charles Hallman writes about “Accelerating Impact for Black People,” a conference held at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (Mia) this past weekend. The conference discussed greater issues within African American communities. This excellent article talks about challenges African Americans in corporate face. Here’s a quick anecdote from the piece:
[Stacy Parson] recalls a recent experience with a White colleague who seemed uncomfortable being the only non-person of color in the room. “This real capable person was really impacted by this,” said Parson. “It [made] me realize what we do literally all day, every day.”
Read the rest of the article on the Spokesman Recorder website.
Singing through the stages of life
Alberta Johnson with the Women’s Press writes this week about the importance of music to her life and culture. She recalls voices of the past and recounts the role of music for elders in the community.
As Johnson tells us, “As I became more involved with VocalEssence Vintage Voices, I’ve learned that music can be as enjoyable with elders as it was in all of the other phases of my life.” Read more about this perspective here.
Keeping it local at 48th and Chicago
Debra Keefer Ramage in the Southside Pride reviews the utility and importance of South Chicago Avenue Business Alliance, also known as SCABA, in Minneapolis. Learn about SCABA and their partnership with Field Regina Northrop Neighborhood Group (FRNNG) through bikes and events in the area that have kept this alliance alive and well for more than 30 years. Read the full story here.