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EMERGE nears fundraising goal for new career/technology center

 

 

By Charles Hallman

Staff Writer

 

Tough economic times these days have made work for many local nonprofits difficult. A state shutdown for nearly a month this summer didn’t make things any easier either, recalls Mike Wynne (Inset above), the CEO of EMERGE (Emerge Community Development), an employment and development agency in North Minneapolis. “The only thing worse than the state shutdown was the budget they [the Minnesota Legislature] passed afterwards,” he points out. “I talk to a lot of my [nonprofit] colleagues, and they all are going through the same thing. We all are reeling from these cuts. “It’s tough… We’ve experienced some loss in revenue” as a result of the 20-day stoppage in July, continues Wynne. Continue Reading →

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