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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

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

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

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

Meet Our Twos Teacher: Miss Zhenya

2019-03-07T10:28:38-06:00

Classical music drifts through the halls at EmBe Downtown. If you follow those notes to their origin, you’ll find yourself in the Twos - a bright, lively room full of culture and thoughtfulness. And at the heart of it is Miss Zhenya Lukyanova, the lead teahcer and person responsible for creating such a unique learning environment. Her Time At EmBe Miss Zhenya has been with EmBe since April 2013. She began as a float at EmBe South and since March 2016 has been the lead teacher in theTwos. She spent her years before moving to America as a Professor of [...]

Meet Our Twos Teacher: Miss Zhenya2019-03-07T10:28:38-06:00

EmBe Announces Nominees for 46th Annual Tribute to Women

2019-03-06T16:46:16-06:00

Seventy-four  women, men and businesses have been nominated for the 46th Tribute to Women celebration. The event, which serves as EmBe’s premier fundraiser, honors the achievements of women in the community and recognizes women, men and businesses that show a commitment to empowering women and families. The honorees were nominated in one of the following categories: Business Achievement, Banking & Finance, Government & Law, Healthcare & STEM, Community Service, Humanities & Education, Young Woman of Achievement, Sylvia Henkin Mentoring Award, and the EmBeliever Award. “The impact that women have made in the Sioux Empire region is as long as the [...]

EmBe Announces Nominees for 46th Annual Tribute to Women2019-03-06T16:46:16-06:00

LEGOS and Bib #1

2019-04-24T16:26:43-05:00

Like good South Dakotans, we have been leaning into the wind, continuing our work and play through the drifts and flows of our snowy landscape. Although I enjoy the winter’s beauty, I also noticed some signs of spring in the activities of our staff and our wonderful volunteers. One of the best signs of spring? We’ve opened registration for our summer camp programs, most with multiple sessions. Our camps range from babysitting to an introduction to FIRST® Lego® League, from Camp Changemaker to Leadership Camp for Middle School Girls. The first camp is scheduled for May, so be sure to [...]

LEGOS and Bib #12019-04-24T16:26:43-05:00

Washington HS Student Awards EmBe Grant Through Gatorade

2019-02-27T17:25:39-06:00

Lily received her award and presented EmBe representatives with their gift at before one of her games. Sioux Falls native and South Dakota Volleyball Gatorade State Player of the Year, Lily Bartling, awarded EmBe with a $1,000 grant to help accomplish our mission to empower women and families to enrich lives. Sports participation has seen a double-digit decline over the past decade, largely due to tighter budgets in communities, but young people that participate in sports are found to be happier, healthier and better students. Gatorade Play It Forward empowers Gatorade Player of the Year recipients across the [...]

Washington HS Student Awards EmBe Grant Through Gatorade2019-02-27T17:25:39-06:00

Grant Benefits EmBe Youth Programs

2019-02-27T17:11:04-06:00

EmBe received a grant from the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation's Youth Advisory Council of $3,600 to support scholarships for girls to participate in Girls on the Run at Hayward and Lowell Elementaries in our spring 2018 season and Terry Redlin Elementary in our fall 2018 season. The Council's Initiative is to promote philanthropy "for youth - by youth" and their purpose is to enable their students to make a difference in the lives of young people in the Sioux Falls area. The grant was written to offset expenses at these three elementary schools due to their Title I designation [...]

Grant Benefits EmBe Youth Programs2019-02-27T17:11:04-06:00

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