About Us


August 25, 2013

A local 9-year-old's nonprofit puts new backpacks in the hands of our students.

Launched in 2012, the Northstar Digital Literacy Project is a first-of-its kind assessment being used by more than 250 programs in 28 states.

Minnesota is part of a five-state partnership that received a 30-month federal Broadband Technology Opportunities Program grant through the U.S. Department of Commerce. The project, which aims to help economically vulnerable populations move across the digital divide, will increase broadband use by implementing Learner Web, an innovative online system of self-paced learning plans for adults. The $5.8 million grant includes $2.5 million in matching funds.

Our letter to the national office helped inspire the change.

Our annual Barnes & Noble-hosted holiday book drive helps bring thousands of books to Minnesota kids.

Friends and family of Jack Pogatchnik have donated 250 children's books in his name.

The literacy council has launched a new name for its five sites for adult and preschool classes: Open Door Learning Center.

Gen Next is sponsoring free ABCs of Reading workshops to inspire more people to become trained children's tutors.

Our new website receives Minnesota Council of Nonprofits' top honor.

We thank Ross Sportswear for their generous winter apparel donation.