News from Interfaith Action of Greater Saint Paul

Young, Scrappy, and Hungry

5th grade graduates at Project SPIRIT's year-end celebration. By Randi Ilyse Roth The hit musical, Hamilton, received 16 Tony nominations, more than any other show in Broadway history. The hip-hop telling of this story is striking people where…

Radical Empathy

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Project Home youth volunteer with guests at Roseville Lutheran Church, which is one of Project Home's family shelter sites. By Randi Ilyse Roth Interfaith Action’s April 12 Annual Assembly was a wonderful evening. Nearly 200 people from…

David Dodson to Shed Light on Saint Paul’s Opportunity Ladder: Who’s Moving Up?

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Project SPIRIT scholar and her peers listening to a story on African American culture. By Randi Ilyse Roth Interfaith Action of Greater Saint Paul will hold its Annual Assembly on the evening of April 12, 2016, at Saint Paul College. It will…

A Scholarship—Making a Real Difference

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Rev. Nancy Swanson (pictured) was an early recipient of the Margaret Dreves Scholarship more than 40 years ago. Interfaith Action is honored to be continuing the tradition of awarding this scholarship to deserving students. Carl Dreves set…

Morning Star Baptist Church Powers Up Its Community

Jenae Harris and Carol Bros from Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services (SMRLS) By Randi Ilyse Roth Rev. Carl Walker of Morning Star Baptist Church said in an interview with Interfaith Action last October, "My ministry used to be about…

We Are All Related

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Youth Enrichment students at American Indian Magnet School working on a sand painted art project. By Rebecca Fairbanks Dickinson, Youth Enrichment Coordinator In our Department of Indian Work Youth Enrichment program, we will say “Mitakuye…

From Project Home Guest to Volunteer

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Charles Norwood and his daughter By Sarah Carlson Charles Norwood's Story We all want what is best for our families. We make a plan, like a house of cards, adding each layer one by one, until we come up with a stable, constructed framework.…

Why Culturally Specific Education?

Youth Enrichment student smiles after finishing his sand painted art project. By Randi Ilyse Roth and Annie Roth Blumfield Interfaith Action’s core programs include two culturally specific education programs for children in grades K-5: Project…