In 2008, Dr. Alan Swanson brought FIRST LEGO League to South Dakota, gathering a group of interested educators and science lovers to be coaches for what he thought would be 4 – 5 teams. A graduate of MIT, Dr. Swanson worked for many years at BAE Systems in New Hampshire – the birthplace of FIRST and FIRST LEGO League. He recognized the need for a program in South Dakota that emphasizes the STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering and math). After the group saw a competition in Minneapolis, MN, and the excitement and fervor of the teams. FIRST LEGO League took [...]
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What do you know about EmBe Dress for Success Sioux Falls? “EmBe Dress for Success is more than clothes,” program alumna Regina Stough gleefully shared. “EmBe Dress for Success Sioux Falls helps women of all ages, all walks of life. The programs are set up to help you succeed,” Regina said. When Regina came to EmBe Dress for Success Sioux Falls, she was in her second year of an associate’s degree program and would soon be seeking full-time employment. A friend who mentors guided Regina to the Women to the Workforce program, and after becoming employed Regina joined Tapestry, a [...]
Sioux Falls (January 13, 2020) -- Friday, December 13th held true to its reputation for EmBe, when two vans and a bus were disabled in the parking lot at EmBe South, just off of 69th and Louise in Sioux Falls. EmBe uses the vehicles to safely carry children on field trips, to transport them to EmBe for care, and to support programs like FIRST LEGO League, Girls on the Run, and swimming. That day, every vehicle was taken out of service through thefts of the catalytic converters. The vans were repairable, but the bus was not, creating a needless expense. The [...]
Tribute to Women Nomination FAQ's Who can submit a Tribute nomination? Any individual, corporation, agency, civic organization, school, place of worship should lift up a deserving woman. In addition, the Embeliever award is is open to ANY individual or organization that fits Tribute criteria. EmBe staff and their families may not submit a nomination. Can multiple people nominate someone? Yes. We suggest you work together to submit a single nomination form rather than submit multiple nomination forms. If EmBe receives multiple nominations for the same individual, we will reach out and facilitate consolidation. Can I nominate someone outside of Sioux [...]
Amber Metzger and Laura Metzger credit EmBe Dress for Success Sioux Falls with helping them pave their paths to success. “At EmBe Dress for Success Sioux Falls, I can always reach out to get the support that I need, when I need it,” Amber Metzger said. Amber and her sister Laura, also a client, will be featured speakers at the In Her Shoes Empowerment Breakfast on Thursday, February 6 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. Amber says when she came to EmBes Dress for Success Sioux Falls in January 2018, her self-esteem was at an all-time low. “EmBe Dress for [...]
We are excited to announce Vanessa Gomez, Weeknight Anchor and Reporter for KSFY, as our emcee for the 2020 In Her Shoes Empowerment Breakfast benefiting Dress for Success Sioux Falls. Dress for Success Sioux Falls has impacted 2,290 women since 2013 by providing opportunities and services that can provide a network of support for women to enter or return to the workforce. All Dress for Success Sioux Falls services are offered free to charge. Vanessa joined the KSFY team in February of 2016 as a morning reporter and was promoted to weeknight anchor in February 2019. Originally from Sacramento, California, [...]
Sioux Falls, SD (December 9, 2019) - In preparation for its ninth year, EmBe has accepted 30 participants for the Women’s Leadership Program. Beginning in January, these women embark on a 17-month program with the intent to develop and deliver on a personal development program. Informational sessions, exercise and assessments, a retreat, and a broad range of presenters and panels are all part of the course which is updated annually. In addition to developing a robust personal network with classmates, presenters and mentors, the group benefits from exposure to time-tested tools and techniques that combine insight, introspection and goal setting. [...]
Rapid City, SD (December 9, 2019) – Last Saturday, 20 teams met at East Middle School in Rapid City to share their research to compete with their robots and have fun! This was the second Qualifier for the 2019-2020 CITY SHAPER challenge. This tournament was hosted by South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, The Rapid City Public Schools and EmBe. Taking home awards Champions- Team #41881 Ranger Robotics Robot Design and Robot Game Performance- Team # 21902 Everything Is Awesome Core Values – Team #29225 Tiger Tech Project – Team #48831 LEGO Jedi Judges’ Choice – Team #28724 Central SD [...]
This Giving Tuesday, EmBe is partnering up with a number of organizations to shine a light on empowerment in Sioux Falls and beyond. One partnership is with JuLiana’s Boutique in Downtown Sioux Falls. Following Black Friday and Cyber Monday, customers at JuLiana’s will shop for a cause, with 10% of proceeds benefitting EmBe Women’s Programs. “We're excited about working with EmBe to shine a light on women's programs. Working with others and giving back to make our community the best it can be is something we're passionate about,” Co-owner Julie Haagenson said. “Aligning our values and our love for helping [...]
Sioux Falls, SD (November 25, 2019) - Last Saturday, November 23 EmBe and POET hosted the first FIRST® LEGO® League Qualifier of the 2019-2020 Season. This season's challenge is CITY SHAPER, focusing on the challenges humans face as we build and maintain cities in the future. Eighteen teams met to share their research, compete with their robots and of course have fun! Congratulations to every team that competed, we are proud of all the things that you accomplished this season! Taking home awards: Judges' Award - Team #9505 Thumbs Up for Fun Project Award - Team #39009 Northstar Navigators Robot [...]