Minnesota Humanities Center
The Minnesota Humanities Center is an independent, not-for-profit organization that conducts and supports cultural and educational programs throughout Minnesota. Prior to September 12, 2007, the Organization’s legal name was the Minnesota Humanities Commission. Dedicated to preserving and renewing Minnesota’s commitment to the humanities, the Center supports and encourages exemplary teaching, provides opportunities for teacher renewal, and partners with other organizations to create meaningful and engaging public humanities programming in communities statewide.
Review Completed: 12/8/2011
987 Ivy Avenue East
St. Paul, MN 55106
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||formerly known as Minnesota Humanities Commission
||David O'Fallon, President and CEO
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Partnered with over 20 schools to provide innovative methods and resources to over 500 teachers.
Developed 7 new on-line courses; viewed by over 500 educators.
Developed improved technology infrastructure to support the expanded online resources for educators and the public, including making the Bdote Memory Map portable electronic device compliant.
Traveling cultural exhibit, Museum on Mainstreet, in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution and MHS, toured 6 communities; over 6,000 Minnesotans attended.
Launched Why Treaties Matter: Self-government in Dakota and Ojibwe Nations, a community engagement initiative, traveling exhibit, and conversation on indigenous sovereignty. Relevant website and online resources launched simultaneously
Thee-week, innovative American Indian Museum Fellowship, in partnership with Mn Historical Society, 13 college student participants.
With the Council on Black Minnesotans, created two documentaries with multiple statewide broadcasts on SPNN and tpt MN; and available online to over 800 educators; re-granted nearly $200,000 to 10 organizations.
With Chicano Latino Affairs Council, created 2 documentaries with statewide broadcasts; provided DVD resources to over 2500 teachers; and conducted 5 public forums with over 100 participants
With Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans, conducted 21 events with over 20,200 participants; 8 capacity building events with 1205 participants; and created 2 documentaries, distributed to over 600 educators and available on MHC’s website.
Completed facilities assessment to determine future capital improvement needs and funding.
Prepare 200+ teacher facilitators in NWSISD to support Absent Narrative implementation.
Work with four St. Paul Public Schools to implement Absent Narrative content in their schools and classrooms.
Recruit additional 2-3 significant educational partner schools or districts for Absent Narratives.
Launch 4 competitive re-grant programs (3 per new Legacy funding requirements).
Implement new technology infrastructure.
Host minimum of 4 convenings on future of public education in partnership with Mn Dept of Education/others.
Host 8 educator and public convenings (4 metro/4 out-state) to amplify Absent Narratives.
Launch a series of public events around the Why Treaties Matter Exhibit at the State Capital.
Support Treaties Exhibit and programming in 20+ communities, benefiting over 7500 individuals.
Publicly launch new Absent Narratives resource database with at least 200 narratives.
Support Museum on Mainstreet Exhibit “The Way We Worked” programming in 6 communities, and achieve attendance by over 6,000 individuals.
Complete Development Strategic Plan.
Complete Diversity and Inclusivity Assessment by February 28, 2012.
Develop funding plan for needs identified in facilities assessment.
Grow conference center annual revenue by minimum of $50,000.
Community or Constituency Served
the Minnesota Humanities Center serves both educators and the general public
Geographic Area Served
the state of Minnesota
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