Star Tribune Highlights Ecumen as “Nonprofit To Know”

 Ecumen is highlighted as one of the “Nonprofits To Know” in the November 6, 2013, Star Tribune “Giving Back” special section.

The Star Tribune calls attention to “Nonprofits To Know,” a video series produced by Minnesota Philanthropy Partners featuring nonprofits doing important work.

The Ecumen video focuses on the Little Treasures Childcare and Family Center in Duluth, which serves at-risk children.  Ecumen teamed up with Little Treasures in 2011 to create an inter-generational program to foster the healthy development of children and increase the quality of life of older adults.   At the time, Little Treasures needed a permanent home, and Ecumen had some unfinished extra space at Ecumen Lakeshore.  The space was converted into the daycare center with donations from local civic organizations, individuals and foundations.  Ecumen Lakeshore residents regularly volunteer there as “grandfriends” to babies and toddlers. 

Ecumen CEO Kathryn Roberts is interviewed in the video, which can see here.