Joyce Preschool is proud to present the Investing in Our Future Breakfast, featuring this year’s keynote speaker, Minneapolis Mayor, Jacob Frey.
This annual 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, you will hear how Joyce programs provide high public return on investment to our community, followed by Mayor Frey’s case for early childhood education as a driving force for economic development. The morning concludes with a lively question and answer session where Mayor Frey will field your questions.
Jacob Frey is the 48th Mayor of Minneapolis, a former Minneapolis City Council Member, a civil rights attorney, an advocate for social justice, and a proud resident of the greatest city in America.
While practicing employment and civil rights law, he focused on efforts that increased equity, brought people together, and made a real difference in the lives of fellow Minnesotans. In 2011, he organized the first Big Gay Race, which raised over $250,000 to help defeat the hateful constitutional amendment against marriage equality. He also became involved in advocacy for the homeless, including helping tenants who lost their homes to the North Side tornado.
In 2013, he successfully ran for City Council in Minneapolis’ 3rd Ward which, under his leadership, has accounted for more than 65 percent of all growth in Minneapolis, affordable housing is funded at record levels, a new community-based school that is winning awards, record numbers of small business openings, and substantial green space improvements that add value to public spaces.