Service: Lending

Community Health Services Staff

Community Health Service Inc.

"It was great to have Phil [Hatlie] actually drive up here, sit down with me, learn more about our organization, and really go to bat for us. That’s not something you always see in the world of finance."

Kristi Halvarson, Executive Director, Community Health Service Inc.

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Elpis Enterprises youth woodworking

Elpis Enterprises

"The trajectory is long – it can take people a long time to get where they want to go. Part of that is getting kids on a journey that they’ll enjoy, and that they choose."

Paul Ramsour,
Executive Director, Elpis Enterprises

Lending

Strategic Services

Men in green work vests at electronics recycling plant work line

Tech Dump/Tech Discount

"Our business model uses electronics recycling and refurbishing as a laboratory for gaining work skills and experience."

Amanda LaGrange, CEO & Founding Board Member, Tech Dump/Tech Discount

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A student at Global Academy demonstrating iPad learning modules.

Global Academy

"It's an equity issue. It’s not fair that kids who live half an hour away have the most beautiful facilities and space, and our students are crammed into a strip mall by a bus terminal with no green space."

Helen Fisk, Co-founder & Director, Global Academy

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Books stacked in a cubby, all published by Coffee House Press.

Coffee House Press

"More than many other artform, literature can put you inside the head of a character, someone who is completely different from you."

Chris Fischbach, Coffee House Press

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MacRostie Art Center hosting kids at art in the Park, a partnership with Minneapolis College of Art and Design; Photo by Ian Hanesworth

MacRostie Art Center

"There’s value in creativity and creative thinking. In rural areas, that comes through a lot. You have to be creative to make a living in a rural area."

Katie Marshall, MacRostie Art Center

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Training

Young man filming three other young men playing basketball in an alley, part of FilmNorth MN's programming.

FilmNorth

"There’s been a leadership void in the local film community, and now we’re in the position to be the leaders. This is our time to be ambitious."

Andrew Peterson, Executive Director

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