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The Challenge of Finding Childcare

2020-08-10T12:56:57-05:00

Finding childcare can pose a challenge to any parent. Finding childcare that prioritizes children’s learning, health and safety is often much more difficult. Megan Koppen, a working mom, knew she wanted a center with these qualities and more. Koppen began her search for childcare with Google. “We literally did a Google search, and EmBe was the first one that popped up,” Koppen said. Koppen scheduled a tour and was impressed with what she found. “We really loved the security of it,” she said. “I’m kind of a neat freak, so cleanliness was a big thing. You could tell it was [...]

The Challenge of Finding Childcare2020-08-10T12:56:57-05:00

From YWCA to EmBe, Carol Spader’s Story

2020-07-31T08:41:12-05:00

Carol Spaders's connection to EmBe began in childhood, when she was attending swimming lessons every Saturday at the YWCA (now EmBe). "Finances were tight,” Carol said, recalling her father’s diagnosis with a neurological disorder and ultimately, his death in her teenage years. “I think my mother looked for free or inexpensive experiences in the community. Hoping that she might instill a vision in her girls to go further than she could." Carol continued. Early in Carol’s career in community development, she was invited to serve on the YWCA Board. During her time on the board, Carol learned the importance of [...]

From YWCA to EmBe, Carol Spader’s Story2020-07-31T08:41:12-05:00

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

FIRST LEGO League Makes Technology Accessible and Fun

2019-03-04T13:54:20-06:00

FIRST: For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology As part of leading EmBe, I get to experience the impactful programs that fulfill our mission firsthand. Early on Saturday, February 2nd, I had my first taste of the state competition for FIRST® LEGO® League. The combination of robots, funny hats and coopertition© brought teams from across the state to Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The numbers tell a huge impact story: 30 communities, 149 coaches, 447 students, and dozens of volunteers came together to demonstrate their mastery of technology and gracious professionalism. The purpose of FIRST LEGO League The [...]

FIRST LEGO League Makes Technology Accessible and Fun2019-03-04T13:54:20-06:00

Nominate a Ground Breaker for Tribute to Women

2019-02-20T16:41:40-06:00

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 and more women enter law or a life of public service, these ground breaking women have made practicing law and serving in all levels of government a place for women. In 2018, our Government & Law winner was Sandy Frentz with the City of Sioux Falls. We invite you hear from Sandy's nominator why she was so deserving of this honor, [...]

Nominate a Ground Breaker for Tribute to Women2019-02-20T16:41:40-06:00

Nominate a Change Maker for Tribute to Women

2019-02-20T16:15:38-06:00

We live in incredibly generous community and our 2018 Tribute to Women Community Service honoree is an example of that. Her dedication to causes outside of her work illustrate the kindness and empathy that so many in our community radiate outward. In 2018, our Community Service Award winner was Lori Murray from Avera Health. We invite you hear from Lori's nominator why she was so deserving of this honor, and hear from Lori about her Tribute to Women experience. Nominator Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FT1xqNI-mOw Nominee Interview https://youtu.be/tJa0ypUScvg We invite you to nominate an outstanding woman who's invested in community service for the [...]

Nominate a Change Maker for Tribute to Women2019-02-20T16:15:38-06:00

Nominate an Achiever for Tribute to Women

2019-02-20T15:27:59-06:00

One of the broadest categories at EmBe's Tribute to Women celebration is Business Achievement. Women from across different industries are lifted up for their work making strides in marketing, small businesses, corporate savvy, nonprofit leadership and more. Time and time again, the women in this category are bringing their unique perspective and style to the business world. In 2018, our Business Achievement winner was Carrie Biondi with Lawrence & Schiller. We invite you hear from Carrie's nominator why she was so deserving of this honor, and hear from Carrie about her Tribute to Women experience. Nominator Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U115cOXbgp0 Nominee Interview [...]

Nominate an Achiever for Tribute to Women2019-02-20T15:27:59-06:00

Nominate an Innovator for Tribute to Women

2019-02-19T13:18:57-06:00

Now in it's 46th year, EmBe's Tribute to Women celebration recognizes the incredible work that women make in our community. The finance industry has a rich history in Sioux Falls and every year we recognize a woman who helps strengthen the integrity and trust bestowed to those in the finance industry. In 2018, our Banking & Finance honroee was Marcy Crawford with Citi. We invite you hear from Marcy's nominator why she was so deserving of this honor, and hear from Marcy about her Tribute to Women experience. Nominator Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgEc_7LQCOk Nominee Interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8eMnx2CBNE We invite you to nominate a [...]

Nominate an Innovator for Tribute to Women2019-02-19T13:18:57-06:00

Nominate an Educator for Tribute to Women

2019-02-14T16:31:40-06:00

Now in it's 46th year, EmBe's Tribute to Women celebration recognizes the incredible work that women make in our community. Women who dedicate their lives to the arts and education enrich our communities with knowledge and beauty. Their dedication to building brighter futures and a more beautiful world is invaluable. In 2018, our Humanities & Education winner was Tina Lenz with Sioux Falls Lutheran School. We invite you hear from Tina's nominator why she was so deserving of this honor, and hear from Tina about her Tribute to Women experience. Nominator Video https://youtu.be/wQ2ZVvEmQ18 Nominee Interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2brRJ47y4w We invite you to [...]

Nominate an Educator for Tribute to Women2019-02-14T16:31:40-06:00

EmBe Kids Enjoy Intergenerational Activities

2019-01-17T15:51:04-06:00

Little voices and laughter echo through the halls at Trailridge, the Senior Living Community located down the street from EmBe South. Those “little voices” are preschoolers who have the opportunity to build relationship with older adults and participate in fun activities. Some of the past events include crafts, story time and bounce house fun for the children. In 2019, classes will participate in several activities with Trailridge including a Valentine’s Day craft, an Easter egg hunt and snowman building. The children are always excited to see the “grandmas and grandpas” and the residents of Trailridge have stated that they love [...]

EmBe Kids Enjoy Intergenerational Activities2019-01-17T15:51:04-06:00

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

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Phone: (605) 336-3660

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