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Program alumni

Supporting leadership and civic engagement program alumni

Extension strengthens the leadership and civic engagement skills of community members across Minnesota. Our educators have guided thousands of participants through their leadership journey.

We strive to support alumni and the difference they make in their communities.

"I've put my discoveries to work helping three communities prepare their voting precincts for the future."

— Barb Boch Laabs

"I will take the skills I have learned and apply them to my new position on the town board."

— Ben Thompson

"I am helping to find sustainable energy solutions that directly benefit our low-income friends and neighbors."

— Anna Carlson

I will stop saying, "I can't" or "I'm not."

— Taryn Mortenson

Stay connected to us

Through our blog and newsletters, we help program alumni by:

  • Providing further learning, tips and information
  • Connecting alumni with each other to build relationships
  • Linking alumni to grants, jobs and other relevant opportunities
  • Bringing alumni together to build trust and social capital

Watch videos of alumni sharing their stories and perspectives on community leadership.

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