Category Archives: Site announcements

Northfield community benefits from HCI’s “Investing in Youth” grants

At their January and February 2014 board meetings, the Northfield Healthy Community Initiative (HCI) Board approved grants to support nine projects and activities designed to benefit Northfield youth. Funded projects included: Boundary Waters Canoe Area Experience Students at the Northfield Area Learning Center are planning a team-building and personal-development adventure into the Boundary Waters Canoe […]

HCI funds six “Investing in Youth” grants to benefit area youth

At their December 2013 board meeting, the Northfield Healthy Community Initiative (HCI) Board approved grants to support six projects and activities designed to benefit Northfield youth, including five Service Learning projects designed by Northfield High School students.  The projects are all funded through HCI’s Investing in Youth grant program. Funded projects included: Hidden Worlds Revealed […]

HCI is hiring!

The Northfield Healthy Community Initiative is currently accepting applications for a new part-time HCI Coordinator position. The coordinator will provide staffing to HCI-supported coalitions and committees, as well as strategic direction for HCI’s youth engagement initiatives. For a complete position description, CLICK HERE. Application review will begin on January 3, 2014, and will continue until […]

Northfield Promise initiative receives an inaugural Bush Foundation Community Innovation Grant

The Northfield Healthy Community Initiative (HCI) has been awarded a Bush Foundation Community Innovation Grant to help with the launch of the Northfield Promise collective impact initiative. “We are honored and humbled that Northfield Promise was selected for one of the Bush Foundation’s inaugural Community Innovation Grants,” said Zach Pruitt, HCI Director.  “We are excited […]

Check out what Northfield youth are doing with their time!

Five HCI Investing with Youth Grants awarded At their November 2013 board meeting, the Northfield Healthy Community Initiative (HCI) Board approved grants to support five projects and activities designed to benefit Northfield youth.  The projects are all funded through HCI’s Investing in Youth grants program. Funded projects included: Reasons to Write Pen Pal Program This […]

Beth Berry is Making a Difference

Beth Berry, who recently retired as high school coordinator of the TORCH program, has received the Healthy Community Initiative “Making a Difference” Award for October. The award celebrates groups and individuals in the community who have a positive influence on Northfield youth. Berry has been the driving force behind Tackling Obstacles and Raising College Hopes […]

Growing Up Healthy awarded grant through Blue Cross Foundation

Growing Up Healthy has received a $50,000 grant, with a chance for renewal for a second year, from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation to help improve health in Rice County. The funds will be used for social capital development work in low-income neighborhoods in Rice County. The work will empower groups […]

HCI funds five “Investing in Youth” grants to benefit area youth

At their July and August 2013 board meetings, the Northfield Healthy Community Initiative (HCI) Board approved grants to support five projects and activities designed to benefit Northfield youth.  The projects are all funded through HCI’s Investing in Youth grants program. Funded projects included: Get to Know Minnesota History! The Northfield Historical Society and the Northfield […]

EMS Explorer leaders are Making a Difference

Brian Edwards, Jim Ingham and Julia Smith, members of Northfield Hospital & Clinics Emergency Medical Services (EMS), received the Northfield Healthy Community Initiative “Making a Difference” Award for September.  The award celebrates groups and individuals in the community who have a positive influence on Northfield youth. The three honorees were instrumental in forming an Explorer […]

Position Opening — Rice County Dollars and $ense Coordinator

The Rice County Dollars and $ense program seeks to increase the financial education of local youth who are low-income, students of color, and/or potential first-generation college attendees. Funded by a grant from the Minnesota Office of Higher Education, Dollars and $ense works with a diverse group of community organizations to achieve this aim through financial […]