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Commitment to the Community

By Amy Kuehn | January 29, 2019

Commitment to the Community Dear neighbors,Tomorrow and Wednesday our Conway Community Center will be open for all from 11 am – 7 pm. At 4 pm every day we serve dinner thanks to our volunteers and staff. It’s one of the reasons I relocated The Sanneh Foundation administrative offices to keep us connected to the community we serve. We promise to provide a safe, warm community space on the East Side of St. Paul to…

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June Haiti Impact Trip Day 5

By Michael Alada | June 12, 2018

June Haiti Impact Trip Day 5 Our trip has been a wonderful mix of HI programs and visiting different areas of Haiti.  Today we drove to Saut D’eau, a beautiful waterfall not too far from Port-au-Prince.  Though only 10 miles as the crow flies from our guest house to the waterfall, it took us 2 hours to get there because we went the long way to stay on paved roads. When we arrived we walked…

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June Haiti Impact Trip Day 4 – Hannah & Kendra

By Michael Alada | June 12, 2018

June Haiti Impact Trip Day 4 – Hannah & Kendra Greetings from Haiti on day 4! Hannah and Kendra here with your quick update for the day! This morning we went to Papillion which is a Haitian run coffee shop and gift store that aims to keep families together by offering a living wage and daycare for their kids. We took a tour of their facility and saw how they made all their products. After…

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June Haiti Impact Trip Day 3

By Michael Alada | June 12, 2018

June Haiti Impact Trip Day 3 We are heading back after an awesome day. We went to an artisan neighborhood this morning where they work with metal. The work was beautiful and we all got some trinkets This afternoon we were back at HI and we taught English and played with the kids. They were rockstars and we were mobbed for photos. The highlight was of the afternoon was the game we played against their…

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June Haiti Impact Trip Day 2

By Michael Alada | June 12, 2018

June Haiti Impact Trip Day 2 To begin the day we started by driving through Port-au-Prince. Then, we went to the history museum and learned about the past and culture of Haiti.  The second place we drove to was Cité Soleil, this was much different from Port-au-Prince.  Cité Soleil was completely covered with garbage not just in some places, but also everything was much more compact and had a lot going on.  Now for the…

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June Haiti Impact Trip Day 1 – Lauren & Lindsey

By Michael Alada | June 12, 2018

June Haiti Impact Trip Day 1 – Lauren & Lindsey Hello, our names are Lauren and Lindsey we flew down from Chicago with our soccer coach Anne.  We came to help teach kids English and run soccer camps. Our first reaction was being very overwhelmed in such little time. When we got off the plane people were nice and offered to help with our bags. Walking outside the airport you get surrounded by people offering…

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Meet Rayme – the 5th Grader Who Does It All

By Michael Alada | June 8, 2018

Meet Rayme – The 5th Grader Who Does It All Meet Rayme, a 5th Grader at Otter Lake Elementary in White Bear Lake Minnesota. Rayme is considered a leader amongst his classmates academically and socially. Rayme is involved in various groups such as the Otter Lake Math Masters team, orchestra, and even the bus patrols. One of Rayme’s biggest moments of this year perhaps was testifying before the Minnesota Senate as an advocate for water conservation. Rayme also…

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Honey Thaljieh of the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) Visits TSF!

By Michael Alada | May 24, 2018

Honey Thaljieh of the Federation of Association Football (FIFA) Visits TSF! Another first for The Sanneh Foundation, a site visit from Honey Thaljieh of FIFA and the FIFA Football for Hope program turned a beautiful day into a historic day for TSF! Honey Thalijeh is internationally known as an advocate for the role of sports in empowering women and girls. Following her career in football, she joined FIFA, the International Federation of Association Football, where she…

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New Program Offers Opportunity to Get Paid While Earning a Master’s Degree

By Michael Alada | May 16, 2018

New Program Offers Opportunity To Get Paid While Earning a Master’s Degree The Sanneh Foundation is partnering with St. Mary’s University of Minnesota to provide a pathway program for educators seeking their teaching license. This pathway program will allow for Dreamline Coaches to receive St. Mary’s University coursework and curriculum, while actively in schools having hands on experience. St. Mary’s University offers state-approved credit-bearing programs in ESL and Special Education, in which combined with the…

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Jennifer Crosby Zarth joins The Sanneh Foundation’s Key Leadership Team!

By Amy Kuehn | May 1, 2018

Jennifer Crosby Zarth joins The Sanneh Foundation’s Key Leadership Team! The Sanneh Foundation is excited to have Jennifer Crosby Zarth join the Foundation as Chief Advancement Officer!  A key member of the leadership team, Jennifer will lead the fundraising processes, grant writing, major gift activities, annual fundraising, major campaign efforts, as well as marketing and events activities.  Jennifer brings a wealth of fundraising experience in senior leadership roles, most recently as Vice President of Philanthropy…

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