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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 […]

Just Food Co-op is Making a Difference

Just Food Co-op, a community-owned natural foods market and deli, has received the Northfield Healthy Community Initiative’s “Making a Difference” Award for June. The award celebrates groups and individuals in the community who have a positive influence on Northfield youth. The Northfield business was nominated for the award because of its community outreach efforts. These […]

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 […]

Finding Inspiration and Inspiring Others

Inspiration comes to me from people. Hearing people’s stories and understanding what makes them tick is what I cherish. Fostering a spirit of connection among people is what I aim to do. I want to create spaces where people feel comfortable sharing stories and learning from each other. By listening to one another, people can […]

HCI Invests in Youth – Read about this month’s Investing in Youth Grant recipients

At their March 2014 board meeting, the Northfield Healthy Community Initiative (HCI) Board approved grants to support five projects and activities designed to benefit Northfield youth. Funded projects included: WEB Community Service Event Where Everyone Belongs (WEB) is a transition program at the Northfield Middle School where 8th graders support 6th graders throughout the school […]

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 […]

‘Be Someone Who Matters to Someone Who Matters’

“Be Someone Who Matters to Someone Who Matters” was the theme of National Mentoring Month in January. A recent national survey of young people commissioned by MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, showed that 4.5 million of at-risk youth will be matched in mentoring relationships through mentoring programs while they are growing up. Another 10.5 million […]

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 […]