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Workforce Ready

School-to-work programs are guiding high schoolers directly into careers.

Fall 2019

Local businesspeople and educators hope young people across Central Minnesota will soon be moving from high schools to workplaces throughout the region. As education and workforce experts rethink the current preference for sending all high school graduates to college, local companies and nonprofits are creating innovative programs to provide opportunities for future workers.


Gold Star Giving

Education foundations provide new opportunities for Central Minnesota students.

Workforce Ready

Guiding high school students directly into careers.

A Look Back, A Look Forward

View an excerpt of the Initiative Foundation’s 2018 annual report and a look-ahead snapshot of its 2020-2022 strategic framework.

Mission Possible

Financial Resiliency program helps regional nonprofits find their path to long-term sustainability.

Local Needs, Local Solutions

Pilot program unites communities around child care solutions.


Regional Highlights

Get the latest highlights from the 14-county area.

Happy Trail

Biking the Gull Lake Trail.

Driveway Shark

Mora students’ shop project produces dividends.