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About nickipatnaude

Nicki Patnaude serves as the Development and Program Support Manager at MPM. Having previously served as a graduate Public Policy intern and AmeriCorps Promise Fellow, Nicki manages the creation and coordination of resource development for MPM. She also provides support for the QMAP® process on a state level and as part of a national pilot program. Nicki also assists with special initiatives and projects for the organization, including fundraising, public policy, and training support. Prior to working with MPM, she spent over 10 years working in the youth development field, specifically with youth in foster care. Nicki holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work with a focus on Community Organizing and Advocacy from the University of Minnesota.

“Kids are great and we should invest in them.” – Mentoring in the News

For this month’s “Mentoring in the News”, we wanted to highlight one our Expert Partners that received quite a bit of coverage in the news recently. While I was up north visiting family the first weekend of March, I noticed … Continue reading

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Mentoring in the News / Staff Spotlight

Happy February!  Last week, most of the Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota (MPM) staff were travelling for the National Mentoring Summit in Washington, D.C.  As a result, we are giving you two blog posts instead of one!  #score! As you may … Continue reading

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Staff Spotlight: …in with the new!

Happy New Year from all of us at the Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota!  First, we’d like to take a moment to thank everyone for all of your the continued support throughout our 20+ years of serving Minnesota!  2015 was a … Continue reading

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“So…what do you do?” or My #mnfund15 Story

“So…what do you do?” It’s a question we’re asked almost daily. I know I can’t escape the question, even from my own family.  Now imagine your job description is: Development and Program Support Coordinator.  Huh?  Where do I even begin? … Continue reading

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A Farewell from Nicki Patnaude

“Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.”  – Garrison Keillor Time sure has a way of flying past us.  I know it sounds terribly cliché, but it really does feel like I just started my AmeriCorps Promise Fellow … Continue reading

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I am a CHAMPION for Minnesota Youth!

Youth Day at the Capitol 2013 was held on March 13th at the Minnesota State Capitol hosted by the Youth Policy Alliance (YPA), a collaboration of statewide agencies promoting a healthy and sustainable comprehensive youth system for all Minnesota youth. … Continue reading

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