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Change a Life and Build a Better Future

Change a Life and Build a Better Future You’ve probably heard a lot about Give to the Max Day (GTMD), but what exactly is GTMD and why should you consider donating today? Frequently Asked Questions about GTMD: Q: What makes donating on Give to the Max Day so important? A: GTMD encourages thousands of donations for Minnesota’s worthy causes and each gift made on November 15 is entered into drawings every 10 minutes for additional cash contributions. One randomly selected donation will receive a $10,000 Golden Ticket at the end of Give to the Max Day! Q: Is Daily Work …
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Daily Work won a Golden Ticket worth $500!

At 2:00 a.m. – Daily Work won a Golden Ticket worth $500!  What’s that you say? It’s an incentive to make a donation today, on Give to the Max Day, Minnesota’s Giving Holiday! Every donation made to Daily Work today at GiveMN.org will be entered into a drawing that takes place every 10 minutes!  If your donation is selected, Daily Work will receive a Golden Ticket, worth either $500 or $1,000! Check out the other winners here: https://www.givemn.org/giving-events/gtmd18/prize-winners Donate Now! Don’t forget, every donation made today and through December 31 will also be matched by our generous challenge donors! 

The Barriers to Adult Education

The Barriers to Adult Education By: April Pierce, Communications & Web Services Intern The decision to return to school can be life-changing. Unfortunately, there are many obstacles standing in the way of adults wishing to pursue higher education. Thankfully, these challenges are being increasingly recognized by postsecondary institutions. Plus, there are also non-traditional opportunities being developed as alternative options to traditional universities. Adult learners are defined as degree-seeking students above the age of 25. With national college enrollment steadily declining each year, many institutions are eager to be more flexible for adult students. Students now have the choice to attend …
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Show Your Gratitude by Giving Back this November

Show Your Gratitude by Giving Back this November By: April Pierce, Communications & Web Services Intern Thanksgiving is a holiday that allows us to express our gratitude for life. One way to show your gratitude is by giving back to others, especially during the holiday season, when we all crave the warmth and comfort of food, friends, and family. At Daily Work, we know from personal experience how much the smallest act of kindness makes in someone’s life. If you’re looking for a way to warm someone’s heart this Thanksgiving, consider volunteering at an organization that will be providing hot …
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400 Years of Systems that Still Hurt the Poor

400 Years of Systems that Still Hurt the Poor There is a certain inhumanity to how our society treats the poor. Going back to the English Elizabethan Poor Laws of 1601 (transferred over to America essentially unchanged when the colonies were founded), there has been a distinction in our society between different types of poor people in regards to their eligibility to receive public assistance. The “worthy” poor who qualified for public assistance were unable to work, typically due to disability or illness. On the other hand, the “unworthy” poor were able-bodied but did not work; often because there was …
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Five Twin Cities Organizations Fighting to Overcome Racism

Five Twin Cities Organizations Fighting to Overcome Racism By: April Pierce, Communications & Web Services Intern Immigration and the growing diversity of our nation and our state are constantly in the news and on our minds. As an organization that serves mostly immigrants and other people with diverse backgrounds, Daily Work is always seeking new ways to educate our staff and partners about overcoming racism and how to have more cultural humility in our interactions.   In this pursuit, we regularly discover other Twin City organizations working hard for social justice and racial equity. The best part? Connecting with an …
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Introducing the New Daily Work Case Managers

Introducing the New Daily Work Case Managers By: April Pierce, Communications & Web Services Intern Daily Work is excited to welcome a new group of case management interns: Jensen Bloedorn, Josh Brooks, Leah Sonsalla, and Megan Toner joined us in early September and they will be with us until May 2019. They are now fully trained in their new roles and are meeting with job seekers. During the ebb and flow of interns and volunteers leaving and joining us, we fully appreciate how valuable they are to Daily Work. Daily Work maximizes every dollar donated thanks to the hard work and …
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Big Change in the Works for St. Paul Job Seekers: $15 Minimum Wage

Big Change in the Works for St. Paul Job Seekers: $15 Minimum Wage By: Megan Toner, Case Management Intern St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter is paving the way for a big change in the way St. Paul’s minimum wage workers live. Minimum wage has been a hot topic for years. Many people now realize that people working for minimum wage do not make enough money to support themselves or their families.  An article on CNBC by Ester Bloom states, “The percentage of American full-time, minimum-wage workers who can afford to rent a one-bedroom apartment in any U.S. state without being what …
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Warning! Cute Kid Photo!

The Daily Work office was full of energy yesterday, thanks to these three. Children often have to accompany their parents to Daily Work. You can help them pass the time when they’re here by donating healthier, individually-wrapped snacks, crayons (8-packs), and small coloring books. We also appreciate other snacks (with a good shelf life) or toiletries that we can give to job seekers who are hungry or homeless. 

Let’s Warm Things Up!

Let’s Warm Things Up! By Leah Sonsalla, Case Management Intern Although the calendar may claim it’s fall, the weather near Daily Work feels more like winter. The temperature has dropped and so have a few snowflakes. Even though the weather is colder, it’s still nice to walk outside, bundled up with a warm coat, to see all the beautiful fall leaves adorning the trees. Sadly, our job seekers don’t always have the luxury of a nice, warm coat. When people are struggling to maintain employment, everything in their life is impacted. What it would be like for you if you …
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