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State Representative Fue Lee

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Posted: 2017-12-01
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Legislative Update

Legislative Update - December 1, 2017


SUPER BOWL LEGACY FUND

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One of the “All-Pro Chefs” with several of our celebrity judges.

On Tuesday, the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee (MNSBHC) awarded a $50,000 grant to Appetite for Change. After the announcement, the Breaking Bread Café hosted the MNSBHC Super Snack Challenge that featured a cook-off among 10 “All-Pro Chefs” ages 8-14 years old selected from more than 400 applicants and 52 Super Snack Challenge winners.   

SENIOR FRAUD PREVENTION EVENT

As part of the Minnesota Department of Commerce’s Elder Financial Fraud Prevention campaign, they have created a prevention toolkit and shared its message across the state with 20 in-person events over the past 5 months. They provide information about different types of fraud and scams, protecting investments, how to start the conversation about fraud, and where to report instances of fraud.  

Beginning in late November, they launched a multimedia awareness campaign that targets caregivers and older adults, taking advantage of the holiday season when families are gathered. This toolkit will be available at various kick-off events beginning this month. The events will include a press brief and an interactive presentation from the Department of Commerce about the red flags of fraud.

There will be an event on December 5th 2017 at 9:30AM-11:30AM at the Cora McCorvey Center: Heritage Park, 1015 N 4th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405. 

MNLARS

The Minnesota Departments of IT Services and Public Safety have announced a private sector partner to take over development of the driver services portion of the MNLARS (Minnesota License and Registration) System.

To ensure that REAL ID compliant driver’s licenses and ID cards are available for Minnesotans by the State’s deadline of October 2018, Minnesota IT Services (MNIT) and the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) announced that they have contracted with a private sector partner to develop the driver services portion of the Minnesota License and Registration System (MNLARS).

You can read the full release on these changes here: https://mn.gov/mnit/newsroom/?id=38-318974

MINNESOTA WOMEN AND HIGH-WAGE, HIGH-DEMAND, NONTRADITIONAL JOBS GRANT PROGRAM

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is seeking request for proposals for the Women and High-Wage, High-Demand, Nontraditional Jobs grant program.

DEED is seeking proposals under the Laws of Minnesota 2017, Chapter 94, Article 1, Sec. 2 Subd. 3(g), from organizations to provide services that encourage and assist women to enter high-wage, high-demand, nontraditional occupations including but not limited to those in the skilled trades, and STEM occupations to increase the number of women in high-wage, high-demand, and nontraditional occupations. Proposals are due by Wednesday, January 3, 2018.

Webinar

Informational webinar will be held December 7, 2017 from 9:30AM - 10:30AM.

Conference code - 226 439 4974

ATTEND THE LEAF WORKSHOP FOR OFFENDERS/FORMER OFFENDERS

The North Minneapolis WorkForce Center is hosting the New Leaf workshop on Friday, December 15, 2017. The New Leaf job seekers' workshop is scheduled from 9:00AM - 1:30PM. Participants are obligated to attend the full workshop, and early departures will not be permitted.

The New Leaf Workshop is designed specifically for job seekers who must address a criminal record in their job search process and who are realizing difficulty obtaining employment due to their barriers and criminal records. This class combines our nationally recognized Creative Job Search platform and adds special strategies, unique to the ex-offender, for addressing and overcoming barriers to employment, including how, when, & why to disclose your record, addressing concerns from employers, answering tough interview questions, WOTC, and Federal Bonding programs, and "Ban the Box" concerns.

You will learn:

  • How to respond to questions related to your offense
  • How to discover your unique job skills and talents
  • How to write resumes and cover letters
  • What to expect from a background check

Friday, December 15, 2017

9:00AM – 1:30PM

North Minneapolis WorkForce Center

800 West Broadway Ave.

Minneapolis, MN 55411

*Entrance is on Aldrich Ave. under the yellow awning. This Workshop is only open to Offenders and Former Offenders

Registration starts November 28, 2017 ? Limited space available

You must have a Minnesotaworks.net account Log-on ID and password to register for this workshop on-line at: http://mn.gov/deed/job-seekers/workforce-centers/workshops/metro-workshops.jsp or by calling 612-299-7200.

CELEBRATE THE 20TH YEAR OF HOLIDAY ON FORTY FOURTH

Please join our neighbors in celebrating the 20th year of Holiday on 44th. Tonight’s event will be on 44th Avenue between Morgan and Upton Avenues North from 6:00PM-9:00PM. You can find more information here.

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