More than 400 Came Out to Celebrate
What an event! Over 400 people celebrated with us at the Grand Opening of the EMERGE Career and Technology Center on Thursday, January 22nd. You can watch KSTP's coverage of it here.
Hands-on demonstrations in our training rooms were popular, and it was standing-room only for the 5 pm program. We were thrilled to have such a great opportunity to thank so many donors and partners who have made this new community resource possible.
A highlight of the evening was closing speech by Lydia Johnson, former EMERGE participant. Said Lydia, "Education and jobs can break the cycle. When one person makes it, other people start to believe. This is how we change whole communities. I am personally very excited for the opening of the EMERGE Career and Technology Center. This new building will allow more people and the Northside community to have the opportunity to redefine themselves like I did."
Giving people the chance to transform their lives is what it is all about. We can't wait to transition our programming to the new building!