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EmBe announces 2020 Tribute to Women nominees

2020-04-16T15:40:46-05:00

Fifty women and men have been nominated for EmBe’s 47th Tribute to Women awards. Tribute to Women is the longest-standing award honoring the achievements of women in the region. “Tribute uniquely celebrates the work people do to empower our community. Since its founding by Sylvia Henkin in the 1970s, more than 328 people have been honored by their peers. It is a perfect time to honor the work of women as our community comes together to fight the coronavirus pandemic,” said Anne Rieck McFarland, EmBe Interim CEO. The honorees were nominated in one of the following categories: Banking and Finance, [...]

EmBe announces 2020 Tribute to Women nominees2020-04-16T15:40:46-05:00

EmBe CEO Departure Announcement

2020-04-01T13:38:43-05:00

 EmBe CEO Departure Announcement During a time of transition and change, EmBe is announcing that Karen Lundquist, its Chief Executive Officer, will be leaving the organization in April. “Although we regret Karen’s departure, we have confidence in our senior leadership and the vision of our board to continue to deliver on our mission and the foundation we have built since 1921,” said Alex Halbach, EmBe’s Board President. “With a clear plan for interim leadership, our programming will continue to evolve to meet community needs.” The Board of Directors has appointed Anne Rieck McFarland as Interim CEO of the Organization while [...]

EmBe CEO Departure Announcement2020-04-01T13:38:43-05:00

EmBe Program Scheduling Changes

2020-05-21T15:00:06-05:00

*UPDATED MAY 21, 2020* At the heart of our mission is serving all of you and we place your health and safety at the top of our priorities. Preventing the spread of COVID 19 is guiding all of our processes and procedures ss we prepare to phase in in-person offerings. Please see below for the latest updates. If you have any questions, please contact us at info@embe.org. Childcare and School Age Care EmBe Childcare and School Age Care (Downtown, South and Mitchell) are open and ready to support families. Hours are limited. Childcare and SAC families have been emailed directly. [...]

EmBe Program Scheduling Changes2020-05-21T15:00:06-05:00

EmBe precautions and COVID-19

2020-03-11T16:17:11-05:00

Sioux Falls, SD (March 11, 2020) - EmBe is proud to serve the community and place your health and safety at the top of our priorities. With this in mind, we have been carefully following recommendations from state and federal officials to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and illnesses like the flu. We continue to remind our staff of ways to avoid spreading disease, such as increased hand washing and cleaning practices. These practices are in addition to our everyday work processes. We know we are all concerned. EmBe is committed to remaining calm, knowing that concern for health [...]

EmBe precautions and COVID-192020-03-11T16:17:11-05:00

2019 – 2020 FIRST LEGO League Championship Standings

2020-02-06T12:33:36-06:00

February 1, 2020 (Sioux Falls, SD) - Thirty-one teams descended on the Augustana University Elmen center to pit their robots and presentation skills against one another in a fury of fun, craziness, and Coopertition®.  It was the 2019 - 2020 CITY SHAPER® FIRST® LEGO® League Championship for South Dakota, and the competition was fantastic! Each of these teams competed at a Qualifier earlier in the season.  They scored well enough in the Core Values, Innovation Project, and Robot Design judging and the Robot Game to earn a place in the Championship.  FIRST LEGO League aims to build student interest in STEM [...]

2019 – 2020 FIRST LEGO League Championship Standings2020-02-06T12:33:36-06:00

EmBe Vehicle Fund Drive

2020-01-21T11:59:22-06:00

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, these vehicles were taken out of service through thefts of the catalytic converters. The vans were repairable, but the bus was not, creating a needless expense. The [...]

EmBe Vehicle Fund Drive2020-01-21T11:59:22-06:00

EmBe Announces 2020 Women’s Leadership Program Participants

2019-12-09T15:37:44-06:00

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. [...]

EmBe Announces 2020 Women’s Leadership Program Participants2019-12-09T15:37:44-06:00

FIRST LEGO League Teams Compete in the Rapid City Qualifiers

2019-12-12T10:54:25-06:00

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 [...]

FIRST LEGO League Teams Compete in the Rapid City Qualifiers2019-12-12T10:54:25-06:00

Shop for a Cause at JuLiana’s Boutique

2019-11-27T15:58:36-06:00

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 [...]

Shop for a Cause at JuLiana’s Boutique2019-11-27T15:58:36-06:00

Kori Meredith named EmBe Volunteer of the Year

2019-11-07T10:46:38-06:00

Impact. Dedication. Heart for service. These words describe Kori Meredith, EmBe’s 2018 Distinguished Volunteer of the Year. Kori, a third grade teacher at Spearfish Creekside Elementary, has organized Girls on the Run at her school since 2016.  Girls on the Run provides 3rd-5th grade girls with opportunities to learn about being their most joyful, healthy and best selves. None of it would be possible without Kori’s work to bring the programming to her community and sustain its impact. Thanks to Kori’s vision, nearly 200 girls have gained important life skills in teamwork, conflict resolution, and cooperation. They have been guided [...]

Kori Meredith named EmBe Volunteer of the Year2019-11-07T10:46:38-06:00

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