'Flavor' Restaurant Event To Benefit Kids, Low-Income FamiliesA one-of-a-kind restaurant event is taking place next week that brings attention to kids and their nutrition. It's called Flavor and it benefits the Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign.
Minnesota May Boost Cash Grants For Low-Income FamiliesMinnesota's cash grant for low-income families could increase for the first time in nearly 30 years. A family of three receives about $532 per month. Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and some lawmakers in both parties want to increase the grants by $100 to help the nearly 33,000 families in the program deal with rising housing and transportation costs.
Advocates Aim To Bump Up Grant For Low-Income FamiliesAdvocates say a grant for low-income Minnesota families should be raised for the first time in nearly three decades.
‘College Possible’ Makes Prom A Possibility For 250 TeensProm is a tradition every high school student should have the opportunity to experience. An organization called College Possible made prom possible for hundreds of students in the metro Saturday. The non-profit organized a dress giveaway at its headquarters in St. Paul, where 250 young ladies signed up to pick out a dress, along with accessories and shoes.
Comcast Offers Students Low-Cost InternetAs technology begins to take on a greater role in education, the St. Paul, Minn. school district is trying to make it accessible to all students with a new grant. Comcast announced Tuesday that it gave $50,000 to non-profit community organizations in St. Paul to create, "Internet Essential Learning Zones."
Mound Church Helps Low-Income Families Grow FoodA newspaper advertisment called Tami Clark Pehrson to Mound’s Bethel United Methodist church, but she unexpectedly found nourishment outside, among the rows of lettuce, onions and asparagus.
Program Helps Low-Income Students Reach CollegeLike most high school seniors, Kyila Fears is eager to finish up and move on. In her family, college is not an option; it's mandatory.