Yearly Archives: 2019

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Let Me Run, A Volunteer Story

2019-07-10T15:20:34-05:00

THE IMPACT OF VOLUNTEERING EmBe, which was the YWCA when I first came across the work of the organization, was a valuable tool in helping out my family. I am a mom of two teenage boys and at one point in my life, I was a mom of two elementary aged boys. We utilized a lot of programming offered at the facility, not just as parents of children, but also for our own personal uses (Tribute to Women, In Her Shoes, Women Leadership program) and it always has had a strong presence within the community. We were attending All City Elementary, [...]

Let Me Run, A Volunteer Story2019-07-10T15:20:34-05:00

Preschool Partnership with Sioux Falls Hope Coalition

2019-07-02T16:57:33-05:00

EmBe begins preschool partnership with Sioux Falls Hope Coalition EmBe is honored to join forces with the Sioux Falls Hope Coalition alongside six additional major partners, in a collaboration to bring affordable preschool education to everyone in the Sioux Falls area. EmBe serves nearly 1,000 children through childcare for infants through elementary school, providing enrichment and the security of safe, reliable child care for working families. South Dakota is one of only five states that do not financially support preschool development at the state level. “Joining the Hope Coalition’s efforts is a great fit for our mission. Opening educational doors to [...]

Preschool Partnership with Sioux Falls Hope Coalition2019-07-02T16:57:33-05:00

FIRST LEGO League Teams Compete Internationally

2019-06-04T09:31:07-05:00

The Fantastic Five at the World Festival The Fantastic Five traveled to the FIRST® Championship and World Festival in Detroit.  Arriving on April 24th, the teams witnessed the latest science and technology on display. "The Innovation Fair was cool. We got to hold a de-cellularized human heart, learn about deep brain stimulation, and have a conversation with a robot that could read team t-shirts." One of their favorite parts of the weekend was interacting with other teams. "The team from Denmark was so friendly and nice. They showed and explained all of their code to us and invited us to [...]

FIRST LEGO League Teams Compete Internationally2019-06-04T09:31:07-05:00

EmBe adds FIRST® LEGO® League Junior!

2019-05-06T08:35:20-05:00

Do you have an imaginative LEGO-fanatic? Is there an elementary school student at your house who needs to practice teamwork skills? Know any kids who aren't interested in sports? Do you have a kid who just needs a place to belong? EmBe is bringing FIRST® LEGO® League Junior to South Dakota! Designed to bring science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) principals to participants aged 6-10, FIRST LEGO League Junior (FLL-Jr) is a fun, non-competitive, team-based activity.  Working as a part of a team, participants will build motorized LEGO models.  They will also research a science or engineering theme, and make [...]

EmBe adds FIRST® LEGO® League Junior!2019-05-06T08:35:20-05:00

Brookings Cross Country Runner Awards EmBe Grant through Gatorade

2019-05-23T16:01:16-05:00

Ellie Abraham received her award and presented her gift to EmBe's Executive Director for Youth Programs, Stacy Stahl at Brookings High School's Athletic Awards.   South Dakota State Gatorade Cross Country Runner of the Year, Ellie Abraham, awarded EmBe with a $1000 grant to help accomplish our mission to empower women and families to enrich lives. Abraham is a junior at Brookings High School. It's her second time being named Gatorade’s South Dakota Cross Country Runner of the Year. While this award recognizes incredible athletic performance, it also highlights athletes with high academic achievement and positive character both on [...]

Brookings Cross Country Runner Awards EmBe Grant through Gatorade2019-05-23T16:01:16-05:00

FIRST® LEGO® League building Fun in 2019-2020 season

2019-05-06T08:34:24-05:00

The FIRST® LEGO® League and FIRST® LEGO® League Junior Themes have been released. Registration is now open! Register Here At the FIRST World Festival in Houston, TX, FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) and LEGO Education released the themes for the 2019-2020 FIRST LEGO League and FIRST Lego League Junior seasons. The new theme for FLL is called City Shaper. Logo for FLL Season City Shaper Images released show that the theme is focused on Urban Planning and Architecture.  For the first time ever, a LEGO designer specializing in their architectural building line was [...]

FIRST® LEGO® League building Fun in 2019-2020 season2019-05-06T08:34:24-05:00

EmBe 2019 Tribute to Women Honorees

2019-04-19T14:44:05-05:00

On Thursday evening, April 18, 2019 nearly 900 people gathered at the Sioux Falls Convention Center to celebrate people whose work supports women in our region. From 74 nominees, winners were selected in nine categories, including the EmBeliever category which is open to women, men and organizations. The foundation of Tribute began with the Leader Luncheon in 1973, a vision of Sylvia Henkin and Marlene Billion. Since then, there have been 329 winners and more than 1,500 nominees. Thoughtful nominators were key to the receipt of 74 nominations. Then, each category was judged by three individuals utilizing a standardized report [...]

EmBe 2019 Tribute to Women Honorees2019-04-19T14:44:05-05:00

Sponsor Spotlight: The Convention Center

2019-04-10T12:33:09-05:00

Content submitted by the Sioux Falls Convention Center. The Sioux Falls Convention Center has been a proud EmBe partner since 2015. When we began working together for the In Her Shoes empowerment breakfast that year, the event used just one Exhibit Hall. Now, five years later EmBe has doubled their attendance, expanding into both of our Exhibit Halls. Working with EmBe has always been a pleasure, and we can’t wait to be the host site of Tribute to Women for the first time this year! The growing event needed more space, which made the Convention Center a perfect venue because of [...]

Sponsor Spotlight: The Convention Center2019-04-10T12:33:09-05:00

Jennifer Hoesing Named EmBe’s Chief Development Officer

2019-03-19T09:09:05-05:00

EmBe is announcing that Jennifer Smith Hoesing has joined the organization as their Chief Development Officer. She began her role on February 4, 2019. Hoesing is leading the development function, defining strategy and direction at a pivotal time, as EmBe plans for its 100th anniversary in 2021. "Jennifer brings incredible energy and passion to our work serving women and families in our community," said Karen Lundquist, EmBe's CEO. "Her unique perspective as a parent who utilizes EmBe childcare and as a woman advancing in her career adds powerful insight to all that she does on our behalf." Hoesing, of Sioux [...]

Jennifer Hoesing Named EmBe’s Chief Development Officer2019-03-19T09:09:05-05:00

Celebrate International Women’s Day: #YourHourHerPower

2019-03-08T10:21:45-05:00

This International Women's Day, Dress for Success is raising awareness for the services they provide women across the globe. International Women's Day is a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women around the world and calls for gender parity. Dress for Success worldwide has answered that call by supporting more than 1 million women on the journey to financial independence. More than 1,500 women have been served free of charge right here at Dress for Success Sioux Falls, a signature program of EmBe. Today Dress for Success Sioux Falls is asking you to donate one hour of your [...]

Celebrate International Women’s Day: #YourHourHerPower2019-03-08T10:21:45-05:00

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