The Coordinating Area Resources Effectively Children, Youth and Families Committee will meet at 8 a.m. June 25 at the Sawmill Inn in Brainerd.
The meeting is open to anyone who is interested in dialogue on programs and collaborative work that benefits Crow Wing County children, youths and families.
C.A.R.E.'s Web site address is lakesarea.net and has been developed for more than 600 programs in its directory. For more information on the community Web site call Judy Kidder at 829-9100.
Web site training is available for free.
Otto Bremer Foundation authorizes grants
The Otto Bremer Foundation authorized grants at the May meeting of the trustees of the Otto Bremer Foundation, including the following:
Aitkin County Daytime Activity Center, Inc., McGregor, $25,000 to expand the work site and services of this organization that provides training and employment services to people who have developmental disabilities.
Contact: Paul Kellerman at (218) 768-4031.
Central Lakes College, Brainerd, $34,000 to provide training for law enforcement personnel that focuses on Native American values, attitudes and norms.
Contact: Ann Silgen at (218) 855-8000.
Habitat for Humanity, Inc., Brainerd lakes area, $15,000 to expand the area served and recruit more volunteers who work for this organization that builds affordable housing.
Contact: Kevin Pelkey at (218) 828-8517
Kinship of Aitkin County, $50,000 for program activities related to this youth mentoring organization.
Contact Kari Paulsen at (218) 927-4039.
Youth Investment Foundation, Brainerd, $8,000 to support the start-up, transportation and general operating expenses for the Timber Bay Community Program that serves at-risk young people.
Contact: Paul Craven at (218) 828-0408.
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