Category Archives: Site announcements

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

At their recent board meetings, the Northfield Healthy Community Initiative (HCI) Board approved grants to support several projects and activities designed to benefit Northfield youth. Funded projects included: 8th Grade Farewell Fest All Northfield Middle School 8th graders were invited to the 1st annual 8th Grade Fun Night held in late May.  There was music, […]

Nominate a Project Prevention Champion by August 18

*           The Rice County Chemical Health Coalition needs your help to find and recognize PROJECT PREVENTION CHAMPIONS in our community. A Project Prevention Champion is  someone who has helped provide support for a healthier life in our community – someone who helps reduce risk factors for alcohol and drug abuse, […]

Sports Special Sale to be held on August 1 at Northfield High School

Northfield Public Schools Community Services is hosting their First Annual Sports Special Sale on Friday, August 1, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Northfield High School Lower Cafeteria.  The event is held in partnership with the Northfield Youth Sports Collaborative. If you or someone you know has any extra new or lightly […]

Northfield Healthy Community Initiative invites board nominations

The Northfield Healthy Community Initiative (HCI) is currently accepting nominations for positions on the HCI Board of Directors.  HCI expects to have at least two open adult board positions and three board positions for high school students, beginning in September 2014.  HCI board members serve three-year terms. Formed in 1992, HCI is a coalition run […]

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 […]