Investing in Our Future Breakfast


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Wednesday, April 25, 2018
8:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Joyce Preschool: 3400 Park Avenue, Minneapolis

within Park Avenue United Methodist Church

The Investing in Our Future Breakfast brings together business professionals and community leaders in support of children at a critical point in their development — preschool — where the foundation of a diverse, competitive workforce begins. During this free event, guests will hear from prominent business leaders who make the case for early childhood education as economic development, providing a high public return on investment to our community. Join like-minded professionals looking to contribute to a more multicultural, highly-educated professional community in the MSP metro region.

This year’s keynote speaker is Erick Garcia Luna, Director of Community and Local Government Relations at the University of Minnesota. Before  joining the UMN, Erick Garcia Luna was part of Mayor Betsy Hodges’ staff as aide for economic development and opportunity.  Erick Garcia Luna also worked for Sen. Amy Klobuchar as Outreach Director covering immigration, education, housing, and children and teen issues.  Prior to that he worked on revitalization efforts of the Central Avenue commercial corridor in Northeast Minneapolis.  Erick’s professional, personal, and academic background make him uniquely qualified as a speaker for this year’s Invest in our Future Breakfast.


This event is presented by Cargill Risk Management.

Thanks to our generous sponsors

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Want to learn more about the economics at work behind Investing in Our Future?
Check out the original paper written by Art Rolnick and Rob Grunewald, peruse this article in MinnPost, or view Rolnick’s TEDxTalk from 2010.

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