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2016 Mentoring Caucus: Thank You!

On Wednesday, September 21st, MPM hosted the 2016 Mentoring Caucus, this year’s take on our more traditional conference (inspired by the election season)! To kick it off, Eric Mahmoud, Founder and CEO of the Harvest Network of Schools, spoke about … Continue reading

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Staff Spotlight: MPM’s Director of Program Services, Carolyn Scherer

If you have completed an NMRC project lately, you have likely benefited from the wealth of knowledge Carolyn Scherer, MPM’s Director of Program Services, brings on the topic of quality mentoring practices. This Staff Spotlight gets to know our newest … 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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Showing Up Makes All the Difference

When I was a senior in high school, I took a community service seminar.  We spent a semester volunteering a minimum of six hours a week either adopting an entire elementary classroom or working one on one with a young … Continue reading

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Farewell for now!

As I transition out of my role as MPM’s Director of Training and Quality Assurance, I have found myself reflecting upon how my time here has been a valuable learning opportunity. Working with such a smart and dedicated group of … Continue reading

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Ready to Go: A workshop you don’t want to miss!

When I first came on staff at MPM, I was overwhelmed by all the things I wanted to learn.  There were books I wanted to read and people I wanted to meet and acronyms I needed to memorize.  I was … Continue reading

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Keeping Kids SAFE: Oprah’s Conversation with Child Predators

Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota (MPM) staff recently spent an afternoon watching Oprah Winfrey interview four men who have molested children about their motivations and methods. Following this unique, in-depth interview with four child predators, Oprah stated her primary take-away from … Continue reading

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