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The CEO Column: November 2021

November 19th, 2021|Categories: CEO Column, EmBe News|

The CEO Column: November 2021 EmBe CEO Kerri Tietgen reflects on the organization’s 100-year history of programming and leadership in the region. This year’s end marks a century of anticipating and meeting the needs of women and families in [...]

The CEO Column: August 2021

August 24th, 2021|Categories: CEO Column|

The CEO Column: August 2021 CEO Kerri Tietgen reflects on how this year has prepared all of us for life's curveballs and the resiliency of our community. Have you ever considered the illustrious ‘the perfect plan?’ What plans did [...]

EmBe is Accepting Applications for 2021 Women’s Leadership Class

May 5th, 2021|Categories: EmBe News, Women, Women's Leadership Program|Tags: , , , , , |

(Sioux Falls, SD - May 5, 2021) – EmBe is currently accepting participant applications for the 2021 EmBe Women's Leadership Program. Designed by leaders in the community, the leadership program helps empower women to reach their greatest potential. Since [...]

‘I felt so loved and special, they cared about me and my success’: Colleen Keiser’s Story

July 30th, 2020|Categories: Impact, Women, Women to the Workforce|Tags: , , , , |

Colleen (left) practicing mock interviews. “I felt so loved and special, they cared about me and my success” Feeling beaten down emotionally and mentally, Colleen Keiser was looking to boost her self-confidence and to sharpen her professional [...]

‘The love and support is neverending’: A Dress for Success Sioux Falls Story

July 17th, 2020|Categories: Dress for Success, Empowerment, Impact, In Her Shoes, Women|Tags: , , , |

When Amber Metzger came to Dress for Success Sioux Falls, her self-esteem was at an all-time low. “I was used to having everything put together and being good at moving towards success, but life got the better of me [...]

Paying Empowerment Forward

July 7th, 2020|Categories: Dress for Success, Empowerment, Impact, Women|Tags: , , , , |

Kaaren Randel is passionate about paying empowerment forward. Decades ago, after a divorce and facing homelessness, Kaaren found encouragement with an organization who provided her with the tools she needed to find success. “They helped me put together a [...]

EmBe CEO Departure Announcement

April 1st, 2020|Categories: EmBe News|

 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 [...]

EmBe precautions and COVID-19

March 11th, 2020|Categories: EmBe News|

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 [...]

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

May 7th, 2019|Categories: FIRST LEGO League, Youth|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

Celebrate International Women’s Day: #YourHourHerPower

March 8th, 2019|Categories: Empowerment, Impact, Women|Tags: , , , , , |

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 [...]

EmBe Announces Nominees for 46th Annual Tribute to Women

March 6th, 2019|Categories: EmBe News, Empowerment, Tribute to Women, Women|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

Nominate a Ground Breaker for Tribute to Women

February 20th, 2019|Categories: EmBe News, Empowerment, Tribute to Women, Women|Tags: , , , , , , |

Now in it's 46th year, EmBe's Tribute to Women celebration recognizes the incredible work that women make in our community. Early in the history of these awards, Government and Law were considered "non-traditional" industries for women. But as more [...]

2019 Women’s Leadership Program Participants Announced

December 12th, 2018|Categories: EmBe News, Women, Women's Leadership Program|Tags: , , |

EmBe has accepted participants for its 17-month 2019 Women’s Leadership Program beginning January of 2019. With more than 200 past participants, the 2019 class benefits from eight years of programming experience and community involvement. The applicants for the program [...]

EmBe participating in South Dakota Gives on Giving Tuesday

November 20th, 2018|Categories: Aquatics, Childcare, Dress for Success, EmBe News, School Age Care, Women, Youth|Tags: , , , , , , , |

First comes Black Friday, then Small Business Saturday followed by Cyber Monday. But at EmBe our favorite day is Giving Tuesday. Started as a day for consumers take a break from holiday shopping and do some holiday giving instead. [...]

New polling shows America is for afterschool

October 25th, 2018|Categories: Childcare, School Age Care, Youth|Tags: , , |

By NIKKI YAMASHIRO Posted: Oct 22, 2018 THIS POST WAS ORIGINALLY POSTED AT AFTERSCHOOLALLIANCE.ORG Just in time for Lights On Afterschool, the only national rally celebrating afterschool, a new national poll is out that shows strong public support for afterschool. Nearly 9 in 10 adults [...]

Women’s Leadership Program Has Big Impact

October 9th, 2018|Categories: EmBe News, Empowerment, Women, Women's Leadership Program|Tags: , , |

Since it’s inception in 2011, EmBe’s Women’s Leadership Program has led more than 200 women reach their greatest potential. This incredible program, facilitates the development of emerging female professionals by utilizing the experiences and skills of established community leaders; [...]

Finn’s Story

September 6th, 2018|Categories: Aquatics|

Finn was born 15 weeks early and weighed just 1lb 12oz. He spent the first 98 days of his life in the NICU. Because of his early birth, Finn has fine and gross motor delays and Reactive Airway Disease [...]

Five Great Reasons to Coach Kids!

April 2nd, 2018|Categories: Impact, Youth|

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 [...]

Can you empower women and families with a donation?

The COVID-19 pandemic impacts our community more and more each day. Suspending program offerings and decreasing demand for childcare are impacting our organization. We ask you to consider a donation to EmBe so that we can respond to urgent community needs like childcare scholarships and employment resources. Click here to learn more about how you can help.

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Click here to learn more about EmBe’s Program Scheduling changes due to COVID-19.



While EmBe’s childcare operation is reopening with limited services on March 30, EmBe’s offices are closed.

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