Yesterday the Leadership Saint Paul Class of 2014 finished the year. The class presented their service projects from local nonprofits: St. Paul Smart Trips, The American Cancer Society, Cookie Cart, Minnesota Transportation Museum, Face to Face, Catholic Charities, Second Harvest Heartland, and Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest. These projects included creating a social media plan, helping to expand employment skills for youth experiencing homelessness, promoting the American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery Program, and gaining buy-in from local corporations to support East Metro nonprofits.
This year we created an “Amazing Race” as the final community service project where participants were divided into 9 teams and asked to create amenity kits that would be distributed to Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. Each team had 1 hour and 30 minutes to venture out in Saint Paul and purchase items that would be useful to help support children and their families while staying at the hospital. The Embassy Suites caught wind that we were creating these kits and added an overnight stay including a movie and popcorn for each amenity kit!! The ingenuity of these groups was incredible. Within one hour we were receiving items from The Children’s Science Museum, Ecolab, The Saint Paul Hotel, The Minnesota Wild, and the list goes on. The impact in the generosity of this class and their connections to generous local organizations will never be forgotten. Thank you!!
Donated Kits Sponsored By:
Lethert, Skwira, Schultz & Co. LLP,
Mahoney Ulbrich Christiansen and Russ P.A
Almeida Public Affairs
Leadership Saint Paul Class of 2012
Roseville Visitors Association
Thank you to this year’s Leadership Saint Paul curriculum committee and a very special thank you to Shannon Hirstein, Roseville Visitor’s Association, and Chair of LSP. Shannon has offered many hours to supporting this year’s class and we thank you!
Graduation will be hosted at the Minnesota Boat Club, October 23rd from 5:30-8:00pm. All LSP Alum and current participants are encouraged to attend this celebration. Graduation details may be found here.