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Partnerships MATTER: Thielen Foundation, MOBE & MATTER

By |2019-09-13T16:14:54+00:00September 13th, 2019|Categories: Companies That Matter, Events, MATTERbox, MATTERnation, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

“Creating a better world requires teamwork, partnerships, and collaboration...” So says best selling author and brand futurist, Simon Mainwaring, and we here at MATTER couldn’t agree more. Only through collaboration with local and global organizations, can we fulfill our mission to move people forward by eliminating barriers to a healthier life. As we like to [...]

Offering Healthy Food Creates Conversations for Avivo

By |2019-09-06T16:47:34+00:00September 6th, 2019|Categories: MATTERbox, Stories, Uncategorized|

On a sunny day in Minneapolis recently, a homeless man, tired and disheveled, walked through the doors of 1800 Triage, a health and wellness center for individuals and families bogged down in the mire of poverty, homelessness, unemployment, chemical abuse and mental health issues. The center is a collaboration between several organizations, including MATTER’s partner [...]

2019 YOU MATTER Gala Speaker Announcement: Lual Mayen

By |2019-09-05T10:54:17+00:00September 3rd, 2019|Categories: Education, Events, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

MATTER is excited to announce the first of several speakers for the 2019 YOU MATTER Gala taking place on October 3, 2019, at the McNamara Alumni Center in Minneapolis!   Lual Mayen, a South Sudanese developer and founder of Junub Games, a company dedicated to creating games that bring social change, will be speaking about one [...]

MATTERbox: At the Intersection of Food & Health

By |2019-08-30T14:42:35+00:00August 29th, 2019|Categories: MATTERbox, Stories, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Being diagnosed with prediabetes can be an overwhelming experience, especially when the treatment for it requires changes to diet and lifestyle, changes that can feel as daunting and formidable as scaling a mountain. How do I do this? Where do I start? What does healthy eating look like? Can I afford it? What if I don't like [...]

Five More Years

By |2019-08-26T11:28:09+00:00August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Companies That Matter, MATTERbox, Sports Camps, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

In what may be occurring for the first time in U.S. history, today’s children may have a shorter life expectancy than their parents. Possibly by as much as five years. Two of the major causes of this health crisis are poor diet and physical inactivity. According to the CDC, the percentage of children and youth [...]

Pioneering A New Approach To Education: Aubrey Chiwundura

By |2019-08-14T16:27:59+00:00August 8th, 2019|Categories: Education, Innovation Hub, Uncategorized, Zimbabwe|Tags: , , |

“I hope that everything they do here helps their future to be brighter, not only on the educational side but even in life, because the creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, which are all promoted by the MATTER Innovation Hub, also apply even in life.” Sharing his hopes for the 260 students he works with [...]

First MATTER Innovation Hub in Africa Unveiled in Zimbabwe

By |2019-08-02T11:42:58+00:00August 2nd, 2019|Categories: Education, Innovation Hub, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

July 17 was a momentous day at the Victoria Falls Primary School in Zimbabwe. Students and staff lined up in neat rows in the school's courtyard awaiting the arrival of Zimbabwe’s First Lady. As dignitaries and distinguished guests began to arrive and the media set up their cameras, the air was thick with anticipation. The [...]

Regenerate Senegal: Ag Conference Helps Farmers Grow

By |2019-07-24T16:34:13+00:00July 24th, 2019|Categories: Agriculture, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

By Chris Newhouse, MATTER's Agricultural Program Director. From July 7-13th, MATTER facilitated the second Regenerate Senegal agricultural conference in partnership with the Gorgui Dieng Foundation, the Beer-Sheba Project, and Minneapolis based Terra Ingredients. Several international experts in a variety of agricultural fields traveled to Senegal to spend the week with about 50 farmers from Senegal, Liberia [...]

Partners for Health in Congo: HealthPartners Loads Container

By |2019-07-19T14:54:31+00:00July 19th, 2019|Categories: Companies That Matter, Hospitals, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Soaring temperatures in the Twin Cities yesterday failed to deter the enthusiasm of a dedicated group from HealthPartners who joined the MATTER team in our sweltering warehouse to load a 40-foot container of medical equipment bound for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). HealthPartners, one of our largest hospital partners, typically partners for health with [...]

2019 GALA REGISTRATION