March 2018 News and Ways to Engage!
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Volunteering Makes the Difference

Volunteer Appreciation Month is around the corner.  What makes SVP unique is our strategic, high-impact, skills-based volunteering alongside our nonprofit Investees, helping them build capacity and scale to serve more opportunity youth. W e celebrate SVP's over 100 investing Partners who volunteer their skills, time and expertise with our Investees. SVP Partners, your volunteerism and dedication have a real impact!  Thank you!  
Calling All Volunteers! 

You don't have to be a SVP Partner to volunteer with our successful investees. It's event season and you can celebrate with and get involved with our investees... 

Cookie Cart is celebrating 30 years and the legacy of founder Sister Jean. Check out the  Baking Bright Futures Breakfast on April 5. No cost to attend but RSVP required. 
View additional, ongoing engagement opportunities here .

Join The BrandLab's Fearless Conversation - "Dismantling Inequities in the Workplace: Moving from Symbolism to Systemic Change" - on April 24 to learn what each of us can do, so we all can do better! Tickets will be available soon.

World Savvy hosts it's annual World of Good event on May 3 - a party for those who want to take action, support World Savvy, and make the world a better place. Also, get hands-on with students at the World Savvy Festival on May 9th. Read about volunteering here .

Breakthrough Twin Cities presents their annual Booyah Bash on Friday, May 4 to celebrate students' futures and support their work. Breakthrough is also seeking a volunteer to coordinate student transportation. Read about helping out here.

On May 5, Spark-Y will have its  2nd Annual Spring Plant Sale  from 9am-6pm.  Choose from a large assortment of garden veggies, flowers, hanging baskets, and MN native perennials. The event will also feature tours of their  Urban Agriculture Lab , mushroom log making demonstrations, and DIY vermicompost demonstrations throughout the day! Spark-Y is located at  4432 Chicago Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN 55407 . All proceeds benefit Spark-Y's youth empowerment programs. 

As baseball season begins at Target Field, keep an eye out for the Roots Garden Goodies cart at Gate 34. Enjoy  delicious salads using produce grown and harvested by youth in community gardens. Learn more>>
2017 Impact Report

Check out our 2017 Impact Report! SVP Partners pool their funds and invest in highly vetted nonprofits (see Pitch Night below!). They learn to give more intentionally, and volunteer their professional skills to transform social change organizations...and themselves! 

Upcoming Events
Logan Gumbs

Our SVP family is growing...
  • Logan Alexander Gumbs was born to Partners Dionne and Alex Gumbs in January.
  • Partner Shelley Maasch welcomed grandson Calvin James on February 15.
    Calvin Maasch
  • Partner Marshall Lehman celebrates the marriage of his da ughter  Cari Lehman to Ariel Waitz on March 25 at Cline Cellars Winery in Sonoma, CA.
Congratulations everyone!
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