From agriculture to anti-racism: University of Minnesota Extension teaching about race, equity in rural communities

In northeast Minnesota, Extension educator Lori Rothstein partnered with nonprofit Cook County Higher Education in June on a book club to reach residents who wanted to learn more about racism and police brutality.

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Cook County Higher Education offers Ojibwe language classes

As winter sets in and in-person activities are still on hold, many lifelong learners are using the opportunity to take on a new skill. One option to fill the chilly winter days? Learn (or brush up on) another language. This winter Cook County Higher Education (CCHE) is helping people do just that by offering classes in Anishinaabemowin.

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In Northern Minnesota – residents get ready to respond to racism

In the midst of the turbulent summer of 2020, Cook County Higher Education in northeast Minnesota turned its attention to helping interested community members learn together about issues dividing the nation. They charged Extension educator Lori Rothstein with facilitating book club discussions of four books.

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Cook County Higher Ed distributes computers

Cook County Higher Education (CCHE) partnered with PCs for People to distribute 40 laptop computers to the residents of Cook County. PCs for People is an organization headquartered in St. Paul that refurbishes computer hardware to sell to people that meet certain income guidelines. PCs for People also partners with non-profits to allow them to buy computers at a discounted rate. Cook County Higher Education originally asked for 10 laptop computers for students needing technology to complete their schoolwork on-line. After advertising the availability of these discounted laptops on the CCHE Facebook site, CCHE quickly realized that the demand was far greater than the original ten requested. PCs for People was able to increase the request to 40 laptops.

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North Shore Royalty Special Presentation by Local Legend and Olympian Cindy Nelson

Cook County Higher Education is hosting a North Shore Royalty Special Presentation by Local Legend and Olympian Cindy Nelson at Lutsen Mountains Summit Chalet on Wednesday, September 4. You can learn more about the event on the Higher Ed Facebook page.

WTIP volunteer Gary Latz spoke with Cindy about the upcoming event and about her skiing career.

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Cook County Higher Education Launches New Legacy Fund With A “Million $ Match” Challenge

The CCHE Board of Directors has pledged $500,000 to start this campaign.   The goal is to generate a dollar for dollar match by May 15, 2020 culminating in total pledges of $1,000,000.  Mary Louise Fellows, who headed the Board’s Legacy Fund Task Force, emphasizes that “board members appreciate that legacy gifts allow CCHE to achieve its full potential to enrich our community.”

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Kids getting a kick out of Student Technology Boot Camp

Joan Bernard was putting 10 junior high and high school computer technology students through their paces last Tuesday, August 6, at Cook County Higher Education.

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