News & Announcements

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Moving Students Onward and Upward

Moving Students Onward and Upward Onward and Upward started as a dream to help single parents obtain a college education, find employment in the healthcare field, and earn a living wage for the first time in their lives. The motivation behind starting this program was to break the cycle of generational poverty and [...]

Onward and Upward Now Accepting Applications for Fall

Onward and Upward is currently accepting applications for fall semester! This program supports single parents as they pursue further education at Rochester Community and Technical College. We help students move onward to graduation and upward to employment through monthly scholarships, mentoring, and emergency financial assistance. Apply online or call 507-287-2047 for more information! [...]

Inviting Table: Refugee Celebration

Inviting Table: Refugee Celebration Join keynote speaker Kristina Hammel (director of the Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement Program) for a community meal to create connection and learn more about the refugee to the United States, in honor of World Refugee Day. When: Wednesday, June 19th, 2019 5 - 6:30 pm Where: LIFE Mower County [...]

A Safe Place to Land

A Safe Place to Land Have you ever experienced a spring snowstorm? Most likely the answer is yes! Well, it is Minnesota. And we always get a brief glimpse of 70 degree temperatures, only to have it followed by an unexpected and unwelcome blizzard. If you are a visitor to our state in [...]

I’d Rather Die Dancing

It was New Year’s Day 1974. I was at St Rita’s Senior Center on South Broad St in Philadelphia. Outside, the Mummer’s Parade was streaming past with bands playing various renditions of “Oh Them Golden Slippers”. One lady was in and out of the building. She would go out to dance enthusiastically and [...]