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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Priority Deadline: 5 p.m. CT on Friday, April 7, 2023, open until contract is awarded.
Review begins: Monday, April 10, 2023
Joe Munnich, Managing Director
404 S. 8th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55404
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE
Education Partnerships Coalition is a statewide collaborative of nine education-based collective impact initiatives across Minnesota that uses data-driven strategies to close Minnesota’s worst-in-the-nation opportunity gaps. Members include Austin Aspires, Cradle 2 Career, Generation Next, Northfield Promise, Northside Achievement Zone, Children First/Park Partnership for Success, RiseUp Red Wing, Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood, and United Way of Central Minnesota. What is unique about EPC is that it is the first local collaborative in the nation that brings together two national education-based collective impact networks (Promise Neighborhoods and StriveTogether) to shape public policy at the state level and establish a dedicated funding stream toward growing education-based collective impact efforts across the state.
Accordingly, we have initiated an RFP process to identify a qualified vendor to help us:
WHO MAY RESPOND
EPC seeks a diversity of vendors, centering businesses owned by Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC). In addition, we seek partners who have deep respect for and demonstrated expertise in:
ABOUT THE EDUCATION PARTNERSHIPS COALITION.
The Education Partnerships Coalition members are Austin Aspires, Cradle 2 Career (Rochester), Every Hand Joined (Red Wing), Generation Next (Twin Cities), Northfield Promise, Northside Achievement Zone (Minneapolis), Children First/Park Partnership for Success (St. Louis Park), United Way of Central Minnesota (St. Cloud area), and Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood. EPC engages more than 120,000 youth and their families across Minnesota. EPC members take a birth-to-career approach to eliminating Minnesota’s worst-in-the-nation opportunity gaps. All Coalition members are locally-controlled, data-driven public-private partnerships. This collective impact focus brings communities together to enact solutions that improve outcomes for children and families. Additionally, all EPC members are affiliated with the Promise Neighborhood Institute or StriveTogether, national collective impact networks. Founded in 2015, the Education Partnerships Coalition unites Minnesota’s cradle-to-career community initiatives to ensure all children and youth succeed.
SCOPE OF WORK AND DELIVERABLES
As a nimble coalition, we envision meeting online via Zoom or in person as required. Seeking a one-year contract with the option to renew. The estimated time is approximately 10-hours weekly.
Statement of Proposed Work
PROPOSAL EVALUATION CRITERIA AND TIMELINE FOR THIS RFP
Responses will be evaluated along several dimensions:
Finalists will be asked to meet by Zoom, delivering a brief 5-minute presentation beginning April 10th, 2023. We intend to award a contract by the end of April.
PROCESS FOR PROPOSAL SUBMISSIONS
MN Education Partnerships Coalition (EPC)
Austin Aspires – Austin
Cradle 2 Career – Rochester
Generation Next – Twin Cities
Northfield Promise – Northfield
Northside Achievement Zone – Minneapolis
Children First/Park Partnership for Success – St. Louis Park
RiseUp Red Wing – Red Wing
Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood – Saint Paul
United Way of Central Minnesota – Saint Cloud Area
January 18th, 25th, & February 1st 2023 – 5:30-7:30 p.m
This winter, MHC will be hosting a timely virtual course, Woman, Life, Freedom: The Iranian Women’s Revolution in Transnational Context, with Dr. Yalda Hamidi from Minnesota State University-Mankato. The Iranian Feminist Movement of the moment is the first female-led movement in the Middle East and the world, which received global support and transnational solidarities, and incited several national and regional feminist resistance movements in Afghanistan, Turkey, India, and more. Understanding this movement can change our knowledge of the “other women” and how we perceive them in America and will challenge how we locate our feminist demand here in Minnesota.
This virtual course will meet for three weeks, and participants will learn more about Iranian history and culture, women’s rights in Iran, and the current women’s revolution, using pre-assigned readings and primary resources to guide their discussions. Key speakers will also be involved in each session to contribute their perspectives and engage participants in conversation.
Dr. Yalda Hamidi is Assistant Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies at Minnesota State University. She writes about the experiences of Iranian and Muslim women’s experiences of war and violence. At MNSU Mankato, Yalda teaches transnational feminism, feminist pedagogy, and queer identities courses. Yalda aspires to share women’s stories worldwide with her students, readers, and on social media.
January 18, 2023 – 5:30-7:30 p.m.
January 25, 2023 – 5:30-7:30 p.m.
February 1, 2023 – 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Registration for all 3 sessions is $30. Learn more and register here: https://www.mnhum.org/…/online-woman-life…/2023-01-18/
Minnesota Center for Book Arts is pleased to partner with the McKnight Foundation to offer two fellowships to mid-career book artists living and working in Minnesota who demonstrate exceptional artistic merit and commitment to the field. Applications for the 2023 McKnight Fellowships for Book Artists are open December 15, 2022–March 1, 2023. 2023 Fellowship Benefits Include:
The program is designed to award Minnesota book artists who have created a substantial body of work over a sustained period of time and are at a stage in their career that is beyond emerging. Minnesota Center for Book Arts values a culture of equity and inclusion and encourages artists with diverse cultural backgrounds and lived experiences to apply.
SEEKING QUALIFIED CANDIDATES
POSITION: Manager of Public Space Engagement
SALARY RANGE: $50-60,000 (exempt, salaried position), effective immediately, plus potential annual bonus
REPORT TO: Lisa Middag, Director of Public Space Engagement
DEADLINE: Ongoing; interviews will begin in January 2023 until the position is filled
THIS POSITION COULD BE FOR YOU IF…
Responsible for managing a wide range of placemaking and activation that happens primarily in outdoor public spaces downtown. This work is centered in our organizational goals around supporting an inclusive downtown and addressing public space challenges in innovative ways to both develop new and adapt and implement existing public space engagement programs, including, but not limited to:
Program Planning and Implementation—This position manages the ideation, program development, and implementation (including program layout, setup, servicing, and tear down) of public space engagement activities throughout downtown. This position will:
Collaboration and Partnership—This position requires deep collaboration with both internal and external partners to develop and refine our programs, including:
The DID is a business funded non-profit that leads and collaborates to make downtown safer, cleaner and greener. The mission of DID is to preserve and enhance a vital and attractive downtown Minneapolis for the people who invest in, work, shop, visit and live here. Our flagship operational program is the Downtown Ambassador program—those people who wear the dark blue and tennis ball yellow uniforms and provide outstanding customer service on the streets of downtown. We convene people across sectors and jurisdictions to work on downtown issues, develop innovative solutions to complex public space challenges.
DID and mdc are equal employment opportunity employers and do not discriminate against employees or job applicants on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital, family, veteran status or any other status or condition protected by applicable state or federal laws. The DID and mdc are committed to recruiting and hiring qualified
individuals without regard to protected status and encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply for open positions.
EMPLOYER OF RECORD
DID’s administrative services (offices spaces, systems, staff, etc.) are provided to DID via a services agreement with the mpls downtown council (the “mdc”). This position will be an employee of the mdc serving to implement the DID. The mdc shares the same primary mission for downtown Minneapolis.
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