CCHE in the News2021-09-13T14:54:28-05:00

A history of Cook County Higher Education’s (CCHE) scholarship program

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Local Photography and Videography Technology Camp Recap

Boreal Community Media in collaboration with Cook County Higher Education and North Point hosted a Photography and Videography Technology Camp the week of July 19th. Camp instructor Jaye White shares a recap of the week on camp learning experiences.

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Cook County students go hands on with high tech at Technology Camps

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North Shore Health Care Foundation in partnership with Cook County Higher Education is offering free presentations to help with End of Life and Legacy Plans

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Cook County Higher Education offers mentoring program for K-12 students

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Author reading highlights Mental Health Awareness Month

This free event, titled “Sharing a Lived Experience of Resiliency and Hope,” will include readings from Zuckerman’s book — a candid, funny, and refreshingly irreverent portrayal of the role a spouse takes in loving a partner with a mental illness. Intimate and ultimately hopeful, Zuckerman’s story chronicles the power of compassion, faith and resilience in the survival of a marriage and a caregiver’s own well-being.

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Cook County Higher Education Celebrates its 25th Year: A Cause for Celebration

For 25 years Cook County Higher Education (CCHE) has served the North Shore of Cook County, Minnesota. In 1996, the non-profit was created to address four critical issues the community was facing: extreme isolation, skilled worker shortages, limited career advancement, and lack of higher education opportunities.

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Living life on the Gunflint Trail with Dewey Pihlman

Proving that it’s never too late in life to try new things, at the age of 71 Dewey enrolled in the Integrated Manufacturing Technology program at Lake Superior Technical College with the support and encouragement of Cook County Higher Education.

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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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CCHE acknowledges that we are located on traditional, ancestral, and modern-day lands of Indigenous people. These lands were stolen by white settlers who forcibly pushed out Indigenous people. Despite attempts at erasure, the Ojibwe nation, and before them the Dakota and the Cree nations – and other Indigenous peoples from time immemorial – have persisted. We recognize that this Land Acknowledgement is but one step in unmasking systems of oppression. To read the full statement and learn more about our commitment to this work click here.


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