Celebrating the Power of Partnership for the People of Zimbabwe

By |2023-03-27T09:38:15-05:00March 10th, 2023|Categories: Hospitals, Innovation Hub, MATTER 360, Uncategorized, Zimbabwe|Tags: |

What happens when a group of like-minded people come together to share their passion, experiences, hopes and dreams? Magic. That’s the best way to describe what happened last Thursday evening at MATTER when over a hundred people gathered at MATTER’s headquarters in St. Louis Park to celebrate the impact and power of partnership for the [...]

MATTER Career Readiness Institute: Achieving Dreams For a Better Future

By |2023-02-17T07:44:26-06:00February 17th, 2023|Categories: Innovation Hub, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Imagine you’re a young person in Zimbabwe. You’re a good student and thrive in your local high school. As your academic skills flourish, your teachers encourage you to pursue a university degree after graduation. You would love to go, but there’s a mountain of obstacles in your way. First, your family barely makes ends meet. [...]

MATTER 2022 Highlights: A Year of Impact!

By |2022-12-30T06:41:07-06:00December 30th, 2022|Categories: Agriculture, Chaya, Companies That Matter, Innovation Hub, MATTERnation, Stories, Uncategorized|

2022 was an amazing year. People came together like never before to support MATTER's mission of launching projects to improve communities. Collaborating with our 450 donors, 75 corporate partners, 48 community partners, and 9,000 incredible volunteers, we impacted 3.2 million people this year!  Here are a few highlights of what we accomplished together: MATTERbox 75 [...]

Transforming Education & Changing Lives: Innovation Hub Update

By |2022-12-02T10:15:51-06:00December 1st, 2022|Categories: Innovation Hub, Uncategorized|Tags: |

MATTER Innovation Hub Update What a difference a year makes. A year ago, I arrived with my family in Zimbabwe because MATTER made the decision to invest in accelerating the Innovation Hub program- not just cheerlead the program from the sidelines 8,000 miles away in Minneapolis, but engage to push forward the idea that student-centric [...]

Jamf’s JNUC Shines a Spotlight on MATTER Innovation Hubs

By |2022-09-30T07:39:23-05:00September 30th, 2022|Categories: Innovation Hub, Uncategorized|

Thousands of people gathered this week in San Diego for the 13th annual Jamf Nation User Conference, known as JNUC. The largest gathering of Apple system administrators in the world, this year’s conference marked the first in-person conference since 2019. With thousands from around the world also live streaming the conference, Jamf CEO Dean Hager [...]

You Matter Stories Episode 4: Dean Hager’s Spark of Hope Changes Lives

By |2022-09-23T08:19:16-05:00September 23rd, 2022|Categories: Innovation Hub, Uncategorized, You Matter Stories|

This is the fourth episode in our continuing series, You Matter Stories.   On a seemingly ordinary day more than thirty years ago, 16-year-old Dean Hager found himself sitting in detention. Again. School wasn’t high on his list of priorities, so he got in trouble. A lot. For Dean, school didn’t matter all that much. Growing [...]

MATTER Innovation Hub Update: Unlocking Student Creativity!

By |2022-07-01T09:05:03-05:00July 1st, 2022|Categories: Innovation Hub, Uncategorized|

MATTER Innovation Hub Update "Creativity now is as important to education as literacy, and we should treat it with the same status."  - Sir Ken Robins Reading, writing, and arithmetic...the starting point in any education or future career. Yet, the jobs of today, (and the high-level thinking required in a complex 21st-century world) reveal that [...]

MATTER Project Updates – May 2022

By |2022-12-02T16:32:27-06:00May 27th, 2022|Categories: Chaya, Innovation Hub, MATTERnation, MATTERnation Volunteer Opportunities, Uncategorized|

Welcome to our monthly update on projects that have launched or will soon be launching at MATTER.  Ukraine Project: Medical Relief Earlier this month we featured Marco DuBois, an ER nurse from Blaine who works at Allina Health's Mercy Hospital - Unity Campus. Marco was preparing to travel to Ukraine with medical supplies from MATTER. He was [...]

MATTER Project Updates: Partners Making An Impact

By |2022-04-22T06:58:54-05:00April 22nd, 2022|Categories: Hospitals, Innovation Hub, MATTER Pro, MATTERbox, Uncategorized|

Welcome to our monthly update on projects that have launched or will soon be launching at MATTER.  MATTER Innovation Hub A new MATTER Innovation Hub (MIH) opened last week at the Conway Community Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. Our partner, The Sanneh Foundation, constructed and designed a special room specifically for MIH learning. As part [...]

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