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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Learn: Resources from the West Central Leadership Academy gathering

On Thursday, June 13, 2013, 20 leaders from the West Central Leadership Academy gathered to reconnect, get some resources, and think about the next steps in their leadership path. Sponsored by the West Central Imitative and the Extension Center for Community Vitality, attendees had sessions on taking an idea into action, using social media platforms for community networking, and grant writing. Some good content was shared and we wanted to let everyone know about it! Watch the video participants saw to hear some thoughts on how ideas become sustained and click the link for some quick tips on how Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter can expand your network.

Social Media Summary Sheet




Thursday, June 6, 2013

Opportunity: Student Researcher Assistance

We just heard about an opportunity for cities and organizations in greater Minnesota to receive student research assistance. Do you have a project that could benefit from a talented student? For more information and how to apply, check out http://www.cura.umn.edu/CBR or read more below.

The Community Assistantship Program (CAP) is pleased to announce a fall 2013 grant program. The grant will allow rural communities to hire a student to work on a project defined by those communities. The deadline for project proposals is June 30th, 2013. Approved project will run from August 27th to January 9th, 2014.

Winning communities will review job applications and select the student who best meets their needs. See http://www.cura.umn.edu/CAP

Eligible organizations include community groups, organizations, and local government outside of the seven county metro.

What is CAP?

The Community Assistantship Program provides applied research assistance to community-based groups outside the Twin Cities Metro Area. The research and technical needs of community organizations are matched with the support of talented students. The idea is simple: get the resources of a great University working with communities to address the significant issues facing the people of Minnesota. CAP projects typically place students in a community defined and directed part-time research assistantship for one semester or over the summer. Students are selected by and report to the community organization. Throughout the project students are supported by a community supervisor, faculty, and community mentors.



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