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Nominate a Believer for Tribute to Women

2019-02-18T16:38:20-06:00

Now in it's 46th year, EmBe's Tribute to Women celebration recognizes the incredible work that women make in our community. We also recognize an individual or business that lives out EmBe's mission of empowering women and families to enrich lives through our EmBeliever award. This category is open to men, women and businesses. In 2018, our winner was Pat McAdaragh with Midco. Pat's leadership has been thoughtful and intentional around developing an inclusive and diverse leadership at Midco. Take a few minutes to hear about Pat's leadership and his experience winning the EmBeliever award. Nominator Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NS_tbuz3lfE Nominee Interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k97f0ZVpiMM [...]

Nominate a Believer for Tribute to Women2019-02-18T16:38:20-06:00

2019 FIRST LEGO League State Tournament Showcases Talent

2019-02-28T13:28:18-06:00

Team members from Surge during one of their robot runs. On a chilly Saturday morning this month,  FIRST Lego League teams were checking in by 7:30 am. "When Life Gives you Llamas", "Surge", "Hill City Robotics" and the "Fabulous Five" were just a few of the teams that came together to race robots, present solutions to problems generated by long space voyages, and compete in core values challenges. FIRST's mission FIRST LEGO League is unique, with a timely mission to "inspire young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build [...]

2019 FIRST LEGO League State Tournament Showcases Talent2019-02-28T13:28:18-06:00

Warm up with winter volunteer opportunities

2019-01-24T16:58:31-06:00

That weary winter feeling is a real thing this time of year. The holidays are over and it is COLD. A great way to break-up the monotony of this long winter stretch is to volunteer! We’ve got some easy, rewarding volunteer opportunities at EmBe. FIRST LEGO League Greeter Our state championship tournament for FIRST LEGO League is February 2 and we need a few more friendly faces. We need someone to check-in teams at our registration table from 7am – 10am at the Augustana University Elmen Center. This incredible robotics tournament will leave you feeling inspired! FIRST LEGO League Timer [...]

Warm up with winter volunteer opportunities2019-01-24T16:58:31-06:00

Turkey Tom Teaches Kids to Give Back

2018-12-10T15:50:31-06:00

Our annual "Tom the Turkey" food drive was a great success! This fun activity teaches our EmBe kids about giving back at an early age while raising important donations for Feeding South Dakota. This year, we raised 419 pounds of food! For every item of food the child donated, they got to color a feather to add to our turkey! As you can see, we had two very colorful birds when we finished! Children at both of our Sioux Falls locations participated. We are incredibly lucky to have EmBe families who understand the importance of giving to those who are [...]

Turkey Tom Teaches Kids to Give Back2018-12-10T15:50:31-06:00

EmBe employee uses CPR to save a life

2018-10-02T14:47:17-06:00

When Brittany Lee went to Wal-Mart to pick up formula this summer – a fairly routine errand, little did she know that she would leave Wal-Mart with formula and a story of the time she saved a life. As Brittany headed into Wal-Mart that day, she noticed a group of people standing around a man in the parking lot. As she approached, she heard the people gathered asking each other if they knew CPR. No one did and they couldn’t find the man’s pulse. That’s when Brittany, Lead Teacher in Transition Room at our Downtown childcare center, stepped into action using training [...]

EmBe employee uses CPR to save a life2018-10-02T14:47:17-06:00

Little Time, Big Impact

2018-09-12T09:44:29-06:00

Since 2013, Dress for Success Sioux Falls has been empowering women in our community. By clothing them with interview outfits and mentoring them through job searching, Dress for Success treats their clients with dignity and respect and helps them to recognize their important role in society. Dress for Success recently became part of the EmBe family because the two visions align: To empower women and their families. To support the organization, our Sioux Falls community can either donate or volunteer. Volunteer opportunities include coaching, mentoring, public speaking, administrative work or boutique maintenance. But Dress for Success Sioux Falls is most [...]

Little Time, Big Impact2018-09-12T09:44:29-06:00

Five Great Reasons to Coach Kids!

2019-02-18T17:00:07-06:00

Three of EmBe’s signature after-school programs will begin in March, and they are in need of volunteers like you! Girls on the Run is an activity-based, positive youth development program for grades 3 through 5, and over 1,500 girls participate in Sioux Falls each year. This bi-annual program teaches life skills, inspires confidence and promotes positive health while preparing the girls to run in a celebratory 5K at the end of the season. Just like Girls on the Run, Heart & Sole also teaches positive health, self-confidence and important life skills, but this is a middle school program for grades 6 through [...]

Five Great Reasons to Coach Kids!2019-02-18T17:00:07-06:00

You Empowered Sarah

2019-04-24T09:11:08-06:00

Sarah Rhea Werner left her full-time day job a little over a year ago to start her own business. She’s a writer. She runs two successful podcasts. She writes a column about podcasting for Forbes magazine. She does public speaking and workshops. She consults on marketing and branding. She supports herself doing things that she loves. Sarah seems to have it all figured out. But in 2014, Sarah didn’t have it all figured out. “I felt stuck in my career. I was a senior content strategist and I was frustrated because I didn’t know how to go beyond where I was. [...]

You Empowered Sarah2019-04-24T09:11:08-06:00

You Empowered Jackie

2019-01-15T13:37:06-06:00

Jackie’s story is an unlikely one. A single mother of two, Jackie found herself out of work. This led to some financial hardship, including an outstanding balance to her daughter’s childcare center - EmBe. One day, feeling frustrated by her search for a new job, Jackie received a phone call from EmBe looking to collect on Jackie’s outstanding childcare balance. While it started out as what might be considered a collections call, it took a completely different turn. “Basically the conversation went from ‘Oh, you have this balance and we need to find a way to take care of it’ [...]

You Empowered Jackie2019-01-15T13:37:06-06:00

Programs foster donor growth

2019-01-15T13:37:11-06:00

EmBe’s continued growth is rooted in programming. Whether it’s the addition of a new school site for our Girls on the Run program, the addition of our Girls’ Makers Day event to expose more girls to STEAM career fields, or the expansion of our Women’s Leadership Program to Rapid City, our programs and the people that champion them, make our growth possible. As this programming continues to grow, we also must grow our donor base both in new donors and expanded capacity of existing donors. Luckily, our quality programming continues to bring in new donor prospects because of the exceptional [...]

Programs foster donor growth2019-01-15T13:37:11-06:00

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