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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 […]

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 […]

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

At their September and October 2013 board meetings, the Northfield Healthy Community Initiative (HCI) Board approved grants to support eight projects and activities designed to benefit Northfield youth.  The projects are all funded through HCI’s Investing in Youth grants program. Funded projects included: Lace for the Cure The Northfield Raiders Girls Soccer team planned this […]

Give to the Max Day!

November 14 is Give to the Max Day! It’s your chance to show your support for the work we do to empower youth, strengthen families and build community through collaborative partnerships. Our Success Stories Thanks to our friends and supporters, we have many success stories to share! Here are just a few: • The HCI-supported […]

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 […]