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AmeriCorps Volunteer Coordinator
Reading Partners
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MSP Fashion Designers Create Art and Community
An illustrated collection of local fashion designs
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About

Pollen is a nonprofit organization that makes it easier for people to break down barriers and build better connected communities. Founded in a belief that connecting is about more than exchanging business cards, we share the stories behind individuals, turn opportunities into realities, and champion getting off the couch to learn about the world.

News

Plug In After bushCONNECT
May 3, 2015

We put out a call to 250 leaders from across the region to discover the most valuable opportunities for plugging into your community. The result is a guide to 150+ resources that will help you build upon the energy and connections from today. Make bushCONNECT more than just a one-day experience. Use this guide to get involved and build a better connected region.

Events

Rally Cry | Fashion
Minneapolis Club — 729 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55402
June 24, 2015
In partnership with GREATER MSP and communities across the metro area, Pollen presents Rally Cry | a Make It. MSP. conversation, an event series dedicated to empowering the micro-communities that fuel MSP's economic engine. Through community conversation, problem solving, and action, Rally Cry will narrow in on how we truly make our region a #1 place to live, work, and succeed.

/// Photos by Josh Olson ///

Just one-third of Americans believe most people can be trusted, and you can bet those attitudes follow us into the workplace. But how can we have productive, healthy relationships between bosses and direct reports if everyone is looking out for themselves? The second installment of #LikeABoss centered on trust—how to build and maintain it, and why it’s vital. Featured panelists: Adrian Ho (Zeus Jones), Nicole Middendorf (Prosperwell Financial), Lucy Swift (Twin Cities Public Television), and Wokie Weah (Youthprise). Featured performer: Sha Cage.

/// Photos by Josh Olson ///

Just one-third of Americans believe most people can be trusted, and you can bet those attitudes follow us into the workplace. But how can we have productive, healthy relationships between bosses and direct reports if everyone is looking out for themselves? The second installment of #LikeABoss centered on trust—how to build and maintain it, and why it’s vital. Featured panelists: Adrian Ho (Zeus Jones), Nicole Middendorf (Prosperwell Financial), Lucy Swift (Twin Cities Public Television), and Wokie Weah (Youthprise). Featured performer: Sha Cage.