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E200 2012

E200 2012: Targeted Business Strategies To Help Minneapolis/ St.Paul Entrepreneurs

Accelerate Growth — Explore Financing — Diversify Markets — Expand Networking

WHAT: E200 Emerging Leaders is an intensive training initiative to accelerate growth of high potential small businesses located in America’s cities. Developed by the U.S. Small Business  Administration, E200 offers qualified business owners powerful benefits including innovative strategies to grow, acquire financing, access new markets and leverage networking.

WHO: The e200 training is open to small businesses located in the City of Minneapolis or City of St. Paul with annual revenues between $400,000 to $10 million that have been in business for at least three years. This training is not for start-up businesses.

WHEN: Thirteen classes will begin the week of April 18 and run through early November. Space is limited to one C-level executive per business.

CLASSROOM LOCATION? To be determined

WHAT’S THE COST? The only costs are your time and commitment to complete the curriculum.

Anticipate 100 hours of combined classroom, homework and peer-to-peer mentoring.

HOW DO I REGISTER? To request a letter of interest form, contact Cindy Collett at 612-370-2312
Cynthia.Collett@sba.gov

Letters of interest must be received by: March 12, 2012.

This program is co-sponsored by the following organizations:
Metropolitan Economic
Development Association (MEDA)
City of Minneapolis
City of Saint Paul
The SCORE Association
U.S. Small Business Administration
Small Business Development Centers (SBDC)
Federal Executive Board of MN – SADBOC
North Hennepin Community College
Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)
Women’s Business Center at WomenVenture

 
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Posted by on February 27, 2012 in Community news

 

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Interpreters needed

The Center for Victims of Torture is seeking Tigrenya, Karen, Cambodian/Khmer, and Mandingo interpreters to provide interpretation services to international clients who are receiving therapy, social, and medical services. Interpretation is typically in a face-to-face setting, but there may be periodic need for phone interpretation or document translation.  Interpretation services are provided on a part-time, as-needed basis in St. Paul. Hours vary, but typically interpreters will work between 2 to 6 hours per week. Hourly rate is $20-$25 per hour.

  • Applicant must possess excellent interpreting skills.
  • Fluency in target language and English.
  • Must be registered on the MN Department of Health Interpreter Registry
  • Interpreting experience in the medical, mental health, or social services areas preferred.
  • Experience working in a confidential environment.
  • Interested in the advancement of human rights.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours between the hours of 9 am – 5 pm, Monday – Friday.

For more information and to apply:  http://cvt.simplicant.com/

 
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Posted by on February 27, 2012 in Community news

 

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Working with Refugees in Minnesota

Working with Refugee Families in the Child Welfare System

children with a world globe

Authors
Patricia Shannon, PhD, LP
Jennifer Simmelink, MSW

This module provides information about the major refugee groups in Minnesota, the Karen, Bhutanese, Oromo, Somali, and Iraqi. It provides political and cultural context for these groups as well as information about factors that impact them in the child welfare system. It also includes recommendations for child welfare workers who work with these populations.

NOTE: CEU credit is not available for this module because it can be completed in less than 30 minutes.

Follow the link below to watch the presentation.

Watch the module on  Working with Refugee Families in the Child Welfare System

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Health Literacy: Implications for Immigrant and Refugee Families

 mother and children

Authors:
Hee Yun Lee, PhD

This modules explores the relationship between health literacy, health outcomes, and health disparities with special attention to children and families and immigrants and refugees.  It provides specific examples of how health literacy can affect health outcomes and offers interventions to respond to health literacy needs and to reduce health disparities.

Follow this link to watch the module.

 

Taking the Quiz and Earning Continuing Education Hours (CEHs)

At the end of this module, you will be given a choice to connect to the quiz for the module.  Upon successful completion of the quiz (80% or above correct), there will be a link to a secure site to pay a minimal fee for the CEHs and receive a CEH completion certificate.  The module has a value of 1 CEH ($15.00).

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Posted by on February 27, 2012 in Resources

 

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Redistricting news

You might have a new state legislator or two to vote for!

For the political junkies out there, here are articles on Minnesota’s new districts from redistricting:

New court plan pairs 46 incumbents in the Minnesota Legislature

Interactive Map: Redistricting Minnesota

  • Includes Congressional and state legislature maps

District-by-district look at Minnesota’s new congressional map

Minnesota’s ‘fair’ redistricting map ensures big legislative turnover

Legislative map: All shook up

 

And some news on city wards:

Last year’s redistricting of St. Paul’s wards didn’t change much

Minneapolis redistricting group signs off on tentative new wards

 

 
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Posted by on February 23, 2012 in Community news, National news

 

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Burma Health Dialogue: From Entry to Integration

Burma Health Dialogue: From Entry to Integration

Monday, March 12, 2012

Time: 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Location: MN Department of Health’s Snelling Office Park

Mississippi Room, 1645 Energy Park Drive, St Paul, MN

Link for directions: http://www.health.state.mn.us/about/sop.html

Burma

This dialogue is a follow up to the event ‘Healthcare for the Burmese and Karen Communities in Minnesota: A Community Conversation’ held on October 29, 2011 at Rondo St. Paul Public Library.

 

Suggested attendees include: health providers, social workers, educators, health plans, legislators, social service providers, community agencies and others serving refugees from Burma.

 

Highlights Include:

Overview:   Refugees from Burma

Panel 1: Entry – Journey to the United States 

This panel will include a personal refugee story, as well as provide insight into the role that several agencies play when new refugees come to Minnesota. Panelists will include representatives from the state health department, a local refugee resettlement agency and a community based organization.

Panel 2: Integration – Health Care Coordination

This panel will explore the systems needed to ensure care coordination for refugees after initial resettlement in the U.S. as well as an overview by a primary care provider on working with refugees from Burma. Panelists will include representatives from an interpreter service agency, a health plan, a health provider, and a healthcare navigator. 

Interactive discussion will be encouraged throughout the afternoon.

Stay tuned for a detailed agenda coming soon!

CEUs will be available. This event is FREE to the public.

RSVP to Scott Ruhsam at sruhsam@thelanguagebanc.com or 612-588-9410 by March 5.

This program is sponsored by MDH, HealthEast Care System, UCare, Karen Organization of Minnesota, Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans and Language Banc.

healthdialogue sponsors

 
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Posted by on February 22, 2012 in CAPM Events, CAPM news

 

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