BRIDGEdotMN receives $20k grant from Youthprise

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Youthprise BRIDGEdotMNBRIDGEdotMN non profit partner Project for Pride in Living (PPL) has received a grant of $20,000 from Youthprise to package, promote and spread the proven digital inclusion model for adoption by other non profits in the Twin Cities.

Youthprise was founded by the McKnight Foundation to increase the quality, accessibility, sustainability and innovation of opportunities for learning beyond the classroom.

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BRIDGEdotMN hits the $50k milestone

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BRIDGEdotMN_logoBRIDGEdotMN has organically reached the $50k point for cash raised to support the increase of digital literacy among Minnesota youth.  The funding has provided 50
different Twin Cities residents aged 13 – 18 with computers, internet, and skills training.

This milestone marks the completion of an initial experimentation phase.

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Donormite supports BRIDGEdotMN

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DonorMite-BRIDGEdotMNDonormite, a Minneapolis-based fundraising platform helping nonprofits get the specific items they need, has recently made a $1k donation to support BRIDGEdotMN.

“Digital literacy is necessary in today’s economy. BRIDGEdotMN is doing a great job of raising awareness for these needs and helping close the digital divide, one child at a time. We are very excited to support this meaningful initiative,” said Donormite co founder Eric Darling.

Thank you to Donormite for investing directly into Minnesota technology future!

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Kevin Spreng supports BRIDGEdotMN

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Kevin SprengMinnesota tech startup attorney Kevin Spreng has recently made a $1k donation to support BRIDGEdotMN.

“BRIDGEdotMN is leading an important, grass roots initiative to make Minnesota a better place.  The digital divide (separation of those that have access to the Internet and those that do not) is a growing problem concerning our community and BRIDGEdotMN is addressing that. They are making a real difference in the lives of local kids by providing digital access to the modern tools and technology.”

Thank you Kevin Spreng for investing into Minnesota’s technology future!

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Valtira supports BRIDGEdotMN

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Valtira BRIDGEdotMNValtira, a Minneapolis provider of custom cloud application development and enterprise class websites, has recently made a $1k donation to support BRIDGEdotMN.

“As a cloud technology service firm, we understand how important it is to be connected within the digital world – especially when it pertains to Minnesota’s youth and their computer literacy. As such, we were very eager to support
BRIDGEdotMN’s mission with a donation.”

Thank you to Valtira for investing directly into Minnesota technology future!

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Plaudit Design supports BRIDGEdotMN

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Plaudit Design and BRIDGEdotMNPlaudit Design, a Minnesota based web design and marketing firm, has recently made a $1k donation to support BRIDGEdotMN.
Founders Michael and David Schlotfeldt said:

“We grew up with access to computers and learned to program at a very young age. We never would have started Plaudit Design without the opportunities our early learning afforded us.

Today, computer knowledge is even more important to an individual’s success — everything from finishing homework, to learning mandatory computer skills, to one day starting a business. These are opportunities that every one should have. Because of this we strongly believe in BRIDGEdotMN’s mission.”

Thank you to Plaudit Design for investing directly into Minnesota technology future!

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Holiday Tech Bash yields more support for BRIDGEdotMN

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BRIDGEdotMN The Minnesota tech community recently celebrated the holidays Vegas style courtesy of W3i’s 2nd annual Holiday Tech Bash. Local technologists, entrepreneurs, and other enthusiasts came out to mix and mingle, while donating charitable gambling winnings to a local tech organization of choice.

Thank you to W3i for sponsoring the event and for those from the Minnesota tech community who contributed to BRIDGEdotMN!

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Livefront supports BRIDGEdotMN

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Livefront supports BRIDGEdotMNMinneapolis mobile development & design firm Livefront has recently made a $1k donation to BRIDGEdotMN, saying:

“Our team, and our friends who supported BRIDGEdotMN at the Livefront summer open house, want to ensure Minnesota’s youth have the right technology, tools, and teaching to support their development as future business and technology leaders. This is a necessary effort, and it something we want to be a part of.”

Thank you to Livefront and the many others who contributed at the open house!

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