A nonprofit organization

$960 raised

48% complete

$2,000 Goal

College students connecting for change. 

LeadMN represents the 100,000 two-year college students across Minnesota to help them transform their lives and their communities. With all of the challenges of the past year, the work at LeadMN has never been more important to Minnesota’s community and technical college students. Through advocacy, leadership development, and access to resources, LeadMN has been working hard to support students through this pandemic.

Problems like college affordability, food and housing insecurity, and racial inequalities have been exacerbated by COVID-19. Today, 35% of students are food insecure, 43% reported housing insecurity and 17% have been homeless at some point in the last year.

Our work is not about getting back to normal, but addressing the inequalities that will be felt for some time. 

You can help! 

Every dollar you contribute will directly help a student pay for their college tuition. Your donation will make a significant impact in the over $60,000 in scholarships that LeadMN awards 70 students each year.

Thank you for your support!

Past scholarship recipients express their gratitude for your support:

"I am registered for a 2-year program. Apart from my school activities, I have a part-time job at a food pantry. I am also the mother of two little girls. Thanks for the scholarship that I received from you this semester. I was able to pay some of the funds I needed to go to school to achieve my educational goals. I am so grateful for the opportunity your generosity gives me. People like you are allowing students to continue their education in these complicated economic times.

"The tuition funds will help me to earn the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, combining past experiences working in schools and home care, so I can one day apply for a better paying position as a school nurse. I truly enjoy caring for others and want to make their littlest or biggest health issues more tolerable, by brining them joy and helping them towards the best healing possible! Thank you for making my life and others' lives brighter through your generosity!

"I am beyond grateful to receive a scholarship. I have my own housing and utility expenses to pay. This scholarship means the difference between begin able to continue my education and having to put classes on hold to work full-time so that I can pay my living expenses...my four grown children are over the moon in excitement because their mother is following her dreams and achieving it! And with a 4.0 GPA. It is only because of generous people such as yourself, that students like me can receive a degree. I thank you from the bottom of my heart in your awesome endeavors.

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1515 Robert St. S
West St. Paul, MN 55118


651 297 5877

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