BRIEFLY December 2021


Center for Social Justice
United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities has received a grant of $1,000,000 from Lilly Endowment Inc. to help establish a Leadership Center for Social Justice that will prepare pastoral leaders to involve their congregations strategically in constructive actions that move their communities toward holistic justice.

Hiway named finalist
Hiway Credit Union’s Roseville branch was recently named a Finalist for the Future Branches: Outstanding Branch Design award. The branch, which opened in the spring of 2021, offers innovative features and perks for members. With plenty of space in the 17,000 square foot facility for a tenant, Hiway partnered with one of the United States’ fastest-growing quick-serve brands, Dunkin’. Fully staffed ITM technology helps members handle basic transactions at Roseville, a first for Hiway and an offering that’s still rare in the Twin Cities market. In addition, Hiway added several safety and sustainability features to the branch, including solar panels, automatic lighting, touchless bathroom fixtures, AtmosAir ionization technology, and free-to-all EV chargers.

School of Leadership
A group of Ramsey County community leaders has launched The School of Leadership for Public Service, a new public charter school where challenging classes are the foundation for careers in public service. While students learn core subjects from licensed teachers, they will see right away how people use these skills each day at work.
Families with children who will be in grades 6 to 10 in the 2022-2023 school year will be the first to enroll. The school will be in Ramsey County. Families who are interested in more information may contact Donna Swanson, the school’s start-up coordinator, at 651-492-5487 or get more information online at
The School of Leadership for Public Service is led by a nine-member Board of Directors, along with support from a five-member Advisory Board.


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