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DEED seeks community members to join grantmaking review

DEED is recruiting community members to serve as grant reviewers for adult and youth workforce development training grants during the summer and fall of 2021. We are committed to including more voices and perspectives in our grantmaking process.  

We are seeking people with an interest in workforce development, and experience in grantmaking, education, training, workforce, and/or a related area. We will provide a small stipend to eligible community reviewers who meet eligibility requirements, complete training and review on time, and complete the required process to receive payments.  

We have a short application process and a requirement to attend training and to disclose any conflicts of interest. We are seeking individuals who can contribute 20-40 hours to read grant proposals. Grant reviewers will read approximately 10-12 proposals in a 30-day time period between August-October 2021. Proposals are generally 12-15 pages in length, with additional supporting documents and budgets. Training will be required and provided.  

Our Employment and Training Programs distribute state funds through competitive grant processes that fund youth and adult workforce development training programs. Each year DEED issues Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and reviews those proposals from organizations across Minnesota before making funding decisions.  

This summer we are excited to welcome a wide variety of community reviewers to volunteer and participate in the review process. We believe a more inclusive process can help us make funding decisions that will support our commitment to reducing disparities in employment in Minnesota. We want community reviewers who are aware of the current challenges that job seekers face. Having this experience brings an important voice to the table in our decision-making. DEED has recruited for community reviewers for our employment and training grants before, but this year our outreach to and engagement of community reviewers will be more comprehensive. 

We are beginning recruitment now so that we have community reviewers ready to go when RFPs for our employment and training grants open later this summer. Our grants team is reviewing the new legislation and preparing their timeline. All RFPs will be published on the Grants and Contracts page of DEED’s website.   

Ready to apply as a community reviewer? Please submit a short application form to let us know that you are interested in our process.   

Please join us for an optional information session for community reviewers for Employment and Training Programs on July 22 at 6:00 pm, or August 12 at 3:00 pm. The sessions will be the same, so you only have to attend one. They will be recorded and posted on our YouTube page if you cannot attend.   

Join on your computer or mobile app  

Or call in (audio only)  

+1 763-317-4323,,844368192# 

Phone Conference ID: 844 368 192#  

Any questions, please email  

Thank you, 

Hamse Warfa 

P.S. We really hope you will share this great opportunity with your friends and networks. Please help us find some great community members who want to get involved! 

 The The Bridge for Youth will be at Sumner Library with their Community Outreach Van on these dates. [If it’s raining, we’ll bring them inside!]

Thursday, June 24                  1:00-3:00pm – yes, that’s tomorrow!

Wednesday, July 14               1:00-3:00pm

Wednesday, August 11          1:00-3:00pm


The Bridge is here for youth age 14-24 (no one turned away). They’ll be bringing food, hygiene products, clothing and so much more.

They are also really good at connecting youth to community resources and housing needs.


Father's Day Community Car, Bike, and Talent Show- June 27th, 1-6pm 


U of M UROC Community Day The Art of Transformation: We Thrive Together—Monday, June 21, 2021
Join University of Illinois Chancellor Robert J. Jones, University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel, and special guests in a celebration of groundbreaking research and vibrant community outreach at the University of Minnesota UROC Community Day/Tenth Anniversary Celebration on Monday, June 21. The event will feature The Art of Transformation: We Thrive Together, a virtual UROC Critical Conversation featuring five of UROC's innovative project leaders who've demonstrated exceptional resilience and creativity over the past year.

NorthPoint's Outdoor Produce Market at UROC—Every other Friday June 11 through September 24
Enjoy free produce, food demos, health screenings, and more at Northpoint Health and Wellness Center's outdoor produce market in the UROC parking lot at 2001 Plymouth Avenue N. in Minneapolis from 9 a.m. to noon, every other Friday through September 24. Check out posts on NorthPoint's 
Facebook and Twitter accounts each Thursday prior to the market.  Dates are: June 11 (in the Urban League Twin Cities parking lot, directly across Plymouth Avenue from UROC) and 25; July 9 and 23; August 13 and 27; and September 10 and 24. 

NorthPoint provides COVID vaccines to ages 12 and older
NorthPoint Health and Wellness is currently vaccinating everyone 12 years old and up. The Pfizer vaccine is available to children ages 12 to 17 and adults 18 and older; the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is available to adults 18 and older. The vaccine is available at no cost, and individuals do not have to be patients at NorthPoint to receive the vaccine.  Appointments and walk-in hours are available for patients, participants, and community members. For details call 612-348-9000, or visit Northpoint's 
COVID-19 page . 

U of M awards 2021 President's Community-Engaged Scholars
University of Minnesota Northrop Professor of American Studies and American Indian Studies Brenda Child is the 2021 recipient of the University’s 
President’s Community-Engaged Scholar Award. The honor recognizes Child's community-engaged research and scholarship on the social history of American Indians. The systemwide award program also recognized eight other recipients with a Community-Engaged Scholar Award. Learn more.  

U of M RCP Comprehensive Plan Implementation Partnerships—Deadline: Tuesday, June 15
The University's Resilient Communities Project, in collaboration with the Metropolitan Council, seeks proposals from townships, cities, and counties located in the seven-county Twin Cities metropolitan area for partnerships during the University’s 2021–2022 academic year.

U of M UROC seeks full-time project coordinator, executive assistant
The University's Robert J. Jones Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC) seeks a project coordinator and assistant to the executive director.  This is one full-time, civil service position that reports to the executive director of UROC. For details, visit the 
University's  Office of Human Resources website, using Job ID #340863. 

U of M IAS/HSPH program seeks program specialist
The University's Institute for Advanced Study (IAS), in conjunction with the University's Heritage Studies and Public History Program (HSPH), seeks a program specialist to support IAS interdisciplinary programs and the HSPH Master’s program. Driven to advance social justice, HSPH addresses the critical need for diversity and inclusion in the heritage fields, both in terms of the pasts that are represented and in the practitioners that are employed.

U of M Institute for Social Research and Data Innovation seeks part time co-director
The University's Institute for Social Research and Data Innovation seeks a co-director for a diversity fellowship. The fellowship is a seven-year program embedded in the Institute for Social Research and Data Innovation. The program’s goal is to mentor, train, and educate diverse students in demographically related projects. Tasks include coordinating, scheduling, and executing professional, educational, and multicultural events. For details, contact David Haynes at

DNR seeks urban and community forestry environmental justice coordinator
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources seeks an urban and community forestry environmental justice coordinator. Responsibilities include fostering collaboration among organizations to improve environmental justice through urban and community forestry, and increasing the positive impact of tree canopy in historically disenfranchised communities while addressing community concerns. For details, visit the 
State of Minnesota's Job Search page, using Job ID #45712.

Recreation Plus Childcare scholarships available to families in North Minneapolis
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board's Recreation Plus Childcare program offers quality morning and/or afternoon childcare for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Scholarships are available for families in North Minneapolis for programs at Webber and Harrison recreations centers. To qualify, the child must currently receive free and reduced school lunch and applicants must provide a copy of the school's educational benefits letter of acceptance. For details, email, or call 612-230-6498.

University Events
June 3  Ayuda Financiera y Opciones Para Pagar la Educación Universitaria
June 3,4 
Higher Education Innovation Summit
June 8 
Community-Centered Dissemination Toolkit
June 9 
Bakken Center Mindfulness Programs Information Session 
June 10 
Anti-Asian Racism: Past & Present
June 17 
Social Somatics: The Alchemy of Returning to Embodied Campus Co-Existence
June 21 
UROC Community Day/The Art of Transformation: We Thrive Together

Timely Links
City of Minneapolis coronavirus web updates
City of Minneapolis Worker Resources
Hennepin County Public Health
Internet Options in Minneapolis and Special Offers due to COVID-19
Law Help MN COVID-19: Changes in Unemployment Benefits During the Pandemic
Minnesota Black Community COVID-19 Hotline
Minnesota Department of Health
PAL Psychiatric Assistance Line
Pillsbury United Communities Free Community Meals
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network COVID-19 Resources
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
University of Minnesota Public Health Alerts

Community Events
June 2-30 Marpé Hope Women's Healing Circle Topic: Understanding Financial Abuse (ages 18 and up)
June 4 Restful Resilience Workshop
June 7 
Virtual National Health Equity Summit
June 9 
It's a Touchy Subject
June 12 
Minnesota Reptile Show
June 14-16 
CECE Summer Meeting: Maximizing Public Value through Partnerships
June 15 
Covid-19 Virtual Convening
June 19 
Stone Arch Bridge Festival
June 20 
Pride Family Fun Day
June 24 
13th Annual Community Empowerment Through Black Men Healing Conference
June 25 
Turning Point Family DayRecreation Plus Childcare scholarships available to families in North Minneapolis

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board's Recreation Plus Childcare program offers quality morning and/or afternoon childcare for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Scholarships are available for families in North Minneapolis for programs at Webber and Harrison recreations centers. To qualify, the child must currently receive free and reduced school lunch and applicants must provide a copy of the school's educational benefits letter of acc


Employment Resources
American Association of Blacks in Higher Education
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities
Careerforce South Minneapolis
City of Minneapolis
City of Saint Paul
East Side Neighborhood Services
Hennepin County Employment Services
Minneapolis Public Schools
Neighborhood HealthSource
PICA Head Start
Ramsey County
St. Paul Public Housing Agency
St .Stephen's MPLS
Think Small
Twin Cities R!SE
University of Minnesota
YMCA Twin Cities. For details, email, or call 612-230-6498. 

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