Minnesota Rising Story Lab: A recap in reading recommendations

The Minnesota Rising Story Lab: Our Story, Our Future on "Recognizing and Valuing Diversity" took place on Thursday, February 5th at Hamline University Minneapolis. Participants came from a variety of sectors, including: city and state government, nonprofit organizations, business development consulting, and arts and culture.Introducing themselves, their interest in coming together to explore issues of … Continue reading Minnesota Rising Story Lab: A recap in reading recommendations

[Recommended reading] WCCO | 4 Things To Know About Minnesota Millennials

Thanks to Ali Lucia for featuring Minnesota Rising in her kick-off to her WCCO series about Minnesota's Millennials! Read on for more details about the state's rising generation, and check out other stories in series, focused on education and college costs for Millennials, the future of jobs for Minnesota Millennials, and local Millennials making a … Continue reading [Recommended reading] WCCO | 4 Things To Know About Minnesota Millennials

[Recommended reading] MN Next: Thinking differently about diversity

Minnesota Rising friend, Alfonso Wenker, was recently featured on the MPR for MN Next: Thinking differently about diversity. He highlights recent findings from the "Our Minnesota" Cascading Conversations Tour and reflects on the implications of our state's diversifying demographics. Give it a listen and enjoy some laughs along the way!MN Next: Thinking differently about diversityJanuary … Continue reading [Recommended reading] MN Next: Thinking differently about diversity

[Recommended Reading] 6 surprising trends about Minnesota’s millennials

Minnesota's Millennials are on the rise, and Minnesota Compass has all the details. In their Buzzfeed-esque report below, find "6 surprising trends about Minnesota's Millennials!"6 surprising trends about Minnesota’s millennialsby Craig Helmstetter and Jane Tigan, Compass ProjectThe millennial generation (currently age 14-33), also known as generation Y or the echo boomers, has become the subject … Continue reading [Recommended Reading] 6 surprising trends about Minnesota’s millennials

[Recommended Reading] IQ Magazine | Generation Next: The Millennials

I was pleased to be interviewed for the most recent issue of Initiative Quarterly for their "Generation Next: The Millennials" piece, and incredibly impressed by the Millennials represented in the article. Read on for more about who and how Millennials are making a difference in Greater Minnesota!IQ MagazineFranz Vancura: “I came to the conclusion that I’d have … Continue reading [Recommended Reading] IQ Magazine | Generation Next: The Millennials