Registration is open!
2018 Grow Our Own Summit Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018
Southwest Minnesota State University – Recreation/Athletic Facility
1501 State Street
Marshall, MN 56258
Registration opens at 8 a.m.; Event time 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Lunch and refreshments provided.
We feel this is a message southwest Minnesotans need to hear so registration is just $20 and includes lunch and refreshments. We don’t want cost or travel arrangements to be a barrier to attendance–scholarships are available.
Request a scholarship to attend.
Too many southwest Minnesota kids aren’t getting the best start to life. We’re working to change that. Join the Southwest Initiative Foundation as we support our kids and the communities they call home. During the summit, you’ll learn and be inspired to take action that will benefit youth, as well as your own business, organization, school, community or family.
GROW OUR OWN SPEAKERS
Nisha Patel served as executive director of the US Partnership on Mobility from Poverty, guiding a task force in answering one big, bold, exciting question: What would it take to dramatically increase mobility from poverty? She is now managing director of narrative change and national initiatives at Robin Hood, New York’s largest poverty-fighting organization.
Ray Boshara is a senior adviser and the director of the Center for Household Financial Stability at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. The center conducts research on family balance sheets and how they matter for strengthening families and the economy. He is also a senior fellow in the Financial Security Program at the Aspen Institute.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
- Employers and business leaders
- Civic, community and nonprofit leaders
- Educators and service providers
- Elected officials
- Interested individuals
This event is open to the public. Groups of people representing all areas of your community are encouraged to attend together!
If your community recruits enough attendees to require a bus/group transportation, Southwest Initiative Foundation will help cover costs. Contact us for details: 320-587-4848 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Certificates for approximately six clock hours will be available to participants.
Check back soon for complete speaker lineup.
Questions? Contact us at 320-587-4848.
Media inquiries contact Communications Director Karen Grasmon at 320-484-9112.
The Grow Our Own Summit is sponsored in part by Bush Foundation.