In a letter sent to Minnesota Attorney General Ellison, LeadMN urged him to take action to support International students attending a Minnesota higher education institution by challenging the recent ICE guidance.
Read the biographies for the 2020-2021 LeadMN cabinet members.
As we look towards the fall, FAFSA completions and fall enrollments continue to lag severely behind. The economic and social impact of the pandemic is taking its toll on current and prospective students. In the coming weeks LeadMN will be working to encourage current and potential students to complete their FAFSA through the #WhyWait? initiative.
"George Floyd, Jamar Clarke, Philando Castile. The last two weeks have been characterized by righteous unrest. Racism continues to plague our state and our country, impacting our already vulnerable communities."
The LeadMN Governing Council is calling on the Minnesota State Chancellor to review the law enforcement training programs throughout Minnesota State. Three of the four of the officers involved in the unjust killing of George Floyd attended a law enforcement program at a Minnesota State college. And all four attended a community college in Minnesota.
Meet one of the 2020 Fall Semester scholarship recipients and read the full list of scholarship recipients!
We are facing one of the worst economic situations of our lifetime, with more than 520,000 Minnesotans facing unemployment and one in three students reporting that they have been laid off or had their hours reduced. This income is critical to helping students pay for school and without it many just won’t be able to afford to continue with school.
Working as LeadMN Vice President has really taught me a lot about diverse student issues and I'm glad that I get another year to advocate for them. As the next President of LeadMN, there are many successes to build on that President Oballa, the rest of the LeadMN cabinet, and all of our students have worked so hard this past year. It is with great pleasure that I announce to you today, the 16 campuses that have been designated Hunger Free by LeadMN this year.
In a letter to members of congress, LeadMN urged them to craft additional legislation to address the challenges of Covid-19. LeadMN strongly encouraged the federal government to consider the inclusion of further aid and support for both students and community and technical colleges in the following ways:
-Pell Grant Increase
-Emergency Student Aid
-Automatic FAFSA Renewal
-Extending Student Loan Payment Relief
-Funding for Community and Technical Colleges
12 Minnesota State Community and Technical Colleges recognized for their work to reduce food insecurity on campus.