Domain – Teachers & Students

South Dakota State launches outreach to Native Americans

BROOKINGS, S.D. ( — It’s a worthwhile outreach. South Dakota State University faculty and staff are touring South Dakota’s tribal communities to better understand and support current and future American Indian students. SDSU’s Wokini Initiative has partnered with Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies to create the professional development training series for SDSU faculty and staff. It

Fund supports Native students pursuing teaching careers

Three North Dakota colleges have benefited from the American Indian College Fund’s $2.25 million Wounspekiya Unspewicakiyapi Native Teacher Education Program that supports Native teacher recruitment, development and retention with the goal of increasing the number of Native students pursuing a teaching career. Wounspekiya Unspewicakiyapi, which means teaching teachers, is funded by Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies.

For Minneapolis North students, graduation this year comes with $10,000 scholarships

Star Tribune Mara Klecker The graduating seniors ushered into North High’s auditorium Friday afternoon didn’t initially know the purpose for the assembly. They were greeted by blaring music, bouquets of balloons and “congrats” spelled out in lighted letters on the side of the stage. Still, the energy in the room didn’t erupt until Adair Mosley

Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies Promotes Judi Petkau to Program Director

Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies (MACP) announced that Judi Petkau has been promoted to Program Director, Teachers. In this position, Judi will lead development of grantmaking portfolios in support of recruitment, training, and retention efforts of teachers, as well as managing the Teachers domain team at MACP. Judi joined MACP in April 2012 as a program