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The Sanneh Foundation receives $25,000 from The Otto Bremer Trust to expand Distance Learning Hub

The Sanneh Foundation receives $25,000 from The Otto Bremer Trust for COVID Response and Distance Learning Hub Sanneh tutor and student The Sanneh Foundation continues to accept more students in their new Distance Learning Hub thanks to a $25,000 donation from the Otto Bremer Trust. For too many working parents distance learning means either leaving their kids home alone in front of a computer or forgoing work in order to be home with their children.…

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Sanneh Spotlight: Tela Bellaphant

Sanneh Spotlight: Tela Bellaphant Tela BellaphantFood Coordinator she/her Background Hi. I am Tela Bellaphant, I was a Dreamline Coach and I am now a Food Coordinator. I worked with American Indian students at Harding High. I grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota. I am currently studying at Metropolitan State University where I am majoring in social work. I am looking forward to working more with youth in the future because I enjoyed working with youth in the past. Prior to…

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Sanneh Spotlight: Bridget Strom

Years at Sanneh: 1 yearPronouns: She/HerRole in Sanneh: Dreamline Coach Background Bridget is a former AmeriCorp VISTA who worked in Community Resource Development. She is now a Dreamline Coach. Where are you from? I was born in Minnesota and raised throughout several states—not due to the military. Who did you look up to and how does it inspire you? My grandmother has always been my role model growing up, she embodies the true essence of kindness. Whether…

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Despite COVID challenges The Sanneh Foundation increases summer staff

Despite COVID challenges The Sanneh Foundation increases summer staff Like many nonprofit organizations, The Sanneh Foundation has been significantly impacted by the global health crisis which has caused many organizations to unfortunately cut staff. However, this summer we found ourselves in a unique position as this season we experienced our largest workforce yet. Choosing not to shutter our operations, we instead shifted our focus to providing our community with the crucial resources and support it needed. We transitioned…

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Sanneh Spotlight: David Mendez

Spotlight: David Mendez David Mendez Years at Sanneh: 5 Pronouns: He/ Him /They What is on your playlist?  A mix of almost anything R&B, Hip-Hop, Latin, other international tunes, instrumentals, and Smooth Jazz Background David Mendez is a Site Coordinator for the Dreamline program. He works as a Dreamline Coach at Humboldt High School. David comes from St. Paul’s West Side community. He is a poet with pieces published in the St. Paul Almanac and…

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