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Celebrating International Social Emotional Learning Day

By Agnes O | March 25, 2021

Celebrating International Social Emotional Learning The Urban Assembly and SEL4US has invited communities across the globe to celebrate social emotional learning (SEL) Day. The theme this year is “Building Bonds, Reimagining Community.” Social emotional learning (SEL) is the process of developing the self-awareness, self-control, and interpersonal skills that are vital to succeeding in school, work, and life. SEL is a critical part of Sanneh’s learning curriculum. The Foundation recognizes the importance of relationship development for creating strong learning communities and…

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Sanneh Welcomes New Dreamline Regional Manager and New HR Generalist

By Agnes O | March 12, 2021

Sanneh Welcomes New Dreamline Regional Manager and New HR Generalist Please join us in welcoming Emma Wolf and Jade Adams to the Sanneh Foundation family. Both Emma and Jade bring a wealth of experience and passion that will add to Sanneh’s already talented team.  Emma is joining Dreamline as our new Regional Manager. She recently received a Master’s degree in Social Work, with a focus on Community Practice, from the University of Minnesota. She has extensive experience with youth development and program evaluation. As…

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Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?

By Agnes O | February 12, 2021

Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community? A Black History Month Reflection While every celebration of Black History Month is valuable, this recent recognition of Black Life and Heritage is especially poignant; the death of our very own community member, George Floyd, and the wave of nationwide protests that followed his death has increased the need to reflect deeply on the struggle for racial equity. As this nation searches for solutions to inequality,…

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Staying on the Court: CCA Travel Basketball Moves Ahead Despite Setbacks

By Agnes O | January 28, 2021

Staying on the Court: CCA Travel Basketball Moves Ahead Despite Setbacks For about 3 years now, Conway Central Area Travel Basketball and The Sanneh Foundation have been partnering to provide local youth with a rewarding and developmental basketball experience. Unfortunately, recent setbacks have hit the team. Unique circumstances including the loss of the Conway gym to the Learning Hub, the expense of tournaments, and the increased financial burden on players’ families, have made this a…

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Honoring St. Cloud Dreamline Manager Kim Johnson

By Agnes O | January 13, 2021

Honoring St. Cloud Dreamline Manager Kim Johnson Dreamline Training Kim Johnson Kim Johnson has been a Dreamline Manager in St. Cloud, Minnesota since 2016. Her exit from the position is sad for the Sanneh organization. But, she leaves us with the assurance that she has made many lives better through her generous actions. As a manager, Kim supports Dreamline Coaches while they work with youth in local high schools. “I would describe the mission of…

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The Sanneh Foundation welcomes New Staff members Gregg Bell and Noah Gerding

By Agnes O | December 22, 2020

Sanneh welcomes New Staff members Gregg Bell and Noah Gerding Gregg at the Conway office Noah at the Conway office The Sanneh Foundation is excited to welcome two new members to our team, Noah Gerding and Gregg Bell. Sanneh is proud to be an organization that not only attracts the best and brightest, but also those with the biggest hearts. Each of our new staff members has a generous heart and has dedicated their lives…

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Sanneh Foundation Kicks Off Holiday Giving Fundraiser with NASCAR star Kyle Larson pledging to raise $50K

By Agnes O | December 8, 2020

Sanneh Foundation Kicks Off Holiday Giving Fundraiser with NASCAR star Kyle Larson pledging to raise $50K Kyle Larson and Sam at Hallie Q. Kyle & Tony at Conway The Sanneh Foundation Holiday Giving Fundraiser is off to a great start. Starting December 1st on “GivingTuesday,” we began our giving holiday by raising over $12,000 with the help of NASCAR star Kyle Larson. Over the summer, Kyle spent time with Sanneh helping with food distribution, conducting…

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The Sanneh Foundation becomes a 2020 HERBIE Award winner

By Agnes O | November 20, 2020

The Sanneh Foundation becomes a 2020 HERBIE Award winner Great news, we’re award winners! Giving his acceptance speech from his office at Conway Community Center, Tony Sanneh accepted the 2020 HERBIE Award on behalf of The Sanneh Foundation. The foundation was awarded the 2020 HERBIE Award in the organization category by the Saint Paul Chamber Charitable Foundation. The HERBIE award recognizes individuals, organizations, and businesses that exemplify the traits inspired by its namesake, Herb Brooks. Each year, two…

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The Haitian Initiative starts Back to School Campaign after COVID and Civil Unrest derail school attendance in Haiti

By Agnes O | October 26, 2020

The Haitian Initiative starts Back to School Campaign after COVID and Civil Unrest derail school attendance in Haiti Tony and H.I. Soccer Team at 2013 USA Cup Like everyone else in 2010, Tony Sanneh had Haiti on his mind following the devastating 7.0 earthquake that reduced much of Port-au-Prince to rubble. Shortly after, the Haitian Initiative (H.I.) was started as a collaborative effort to support more than 300 children in Cité Soleil, Haiti. For three hours every…

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

By Agnes O | September 24, 2020

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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