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Banyan Community is hosting 3 events in 2016 to connect, learn, and share.

Each event is intended to be informal opportunity to learn more about the work and impact of Banyan Community. Please bring friends and colleagues to connect in a casual, community setting.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016
4:30 – 6:00 PM
CRAVE West End
1603 West End Blvd
St. Louis Park, MN 55416

“The ABCD’s of Asset Based Community Development”, Tim Essenburg, Co-Founder of Banyan Community and Professor of Economics, Bethel University

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
7:30 – 9:00 AM
Mortenson Company
700 Meadow Lane N
Minneapolis, MN 55422

“Grit and Resilience – a must for urban youth”, Sam Olson, Program Director, Banyan Community

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
4:30 – 6:00 PM
50 South Sixth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402

“Collective Efficacy – what role does it play in community development”, Tim Essenburg, Co-Founder of Banyan Community and Professor of Economics, Bethel University



The Power of Connections: Insight from a Banyan Supporter

“One of the simplest, but most influential things, we can do is to make connections. I met the Banyan Community and realized that what they offered and needed were a match with what my home parish needed and could offer.

Many people credit their education with the creation of meaning and opportunity in their lives. Banyan offers folks the chance to make an important and relevant difference in the lives of young people and their family, passing along the gifts and opportunities they were provided in their lives. This type of connection provides benefit and meaning to both groups.

My small part was to recognize the importance of the connection, and to reach out my hand to each group, and make the connection.”

Won’t you reach your hands out and make more connections for Banyan? Introduce the transformational work to others and bring them to a Hey Banyan! event.

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