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Ace Values

Ace in the City continues to grow in staff and scope and reach in the community. All good things, and we thank God for them.  As we grow, however (as any organization grows), the danger becomes losing sight and alignment to our vision and mission. Which is why values are so important. Values tether you to vision and mission, help you keep aligned.

While we have operated and expressed ourselves within a general framework that’s seemingly been pretty consistent across staff and programs, we’ve never actually done the good and hard work of putting values on paper and in front of us. But we did it, and it’s beautiful.

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Registration Now Open!

March is here, spring is around the corner!

Registration now open for our 3rd Annual Ace Golf Classic set for Monday, May 22nd at the beautiful Indian Hills Golf Club in Stillwater. Early Bird specials now through the first week in April!

Register and gather more details here.

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Ace | News Is Here

Welcome to Ace’s first ever, highly anticipated (on our end anyway;), Ace | News!! Our hope is that you see, through the stories and events shared throughout the year, the collective power of “we”. When we come together, change happens, relationships happens, joy happens… on both sides. So, to begin this journey, here’s a look back and a view into what’s ahead in 2017…

For a printable version…

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Thanks!

I was reminded over the weekend and today of the gift of life and friendship and being in the moment, for the moment, with where God has each of us. Thanks for all the love and support

Months of planning and prepping, hours upon hours of work led into Saturday’s Fellowship Dinner. And then, just like that, it’s over.  Incredible how that works….Ace staff did a tremendous job executing the vision for the evening, and it was so fun to see so many of you there. Again, thanks for praying, supporting, hosting, attending, setting up or tearing down.  We even EXCEEDED our goal of $55,000 to cover direct program costs. Couldn’t ha

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Grow with Us!

It’s the time of year again. Programs are in full swing which means we’re also preparing for our 5th Annual Fellowship Dinner set for Saturday, November 12th. We are blessed to be hosting the event again in South Minneapolis at the Colin Powell Center.

We’d LOVE IT if you would join us for an evening of vision and stories, great food and fellowship! Details and registration can be found here: http://www.aceinthecity.org/fellowship-dinner

Grow with us!

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Learning & Revamped Programs

We are getting back into the swing of things as fall approaches and with school already here. We’re excited to be launching some revamped programming beginning next week in the Powderhorn Community.

Historically, Ace | Readers, our literacy program, was held on Monday evenings for students Kindergarten through 3rd grade. On Wednesday’s, Ace | After School, our more general-focused program was open to students Kindergarten through 8th grade.

We’ve learned quite a few things over the last few years and, in light of this learning and the significant growth we’ve experienced, have made a few changes this fall:

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Big Week!

This week is a BIG WEEK for our Powderhorn community as a majority of schools open their doors for our students! HUGE thanks to all of you who contributed towards our Back2School Drive a few weeks back in helping to prepare 250 of our students for their first day! Thank you!

Beyond the tangible need for school supplies, the beginning of the school year marks the fall launching of our weekend meal distribution in partnership with Sheridan Story and Folwell School. Food insecurity continues to be a huge issue in our neighborhood and while we’re not able to fully address all the iss

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Powderhorn Student Intern

As many students go back to school today, this season also marks for us our Powderhorn fall kickoff and the launching of youth development programs and new initiatives.

What we are most excited about as we enter this fall season, and the thing we’ve been dreaming about for years, is the hiring of our first Ace student intern. Graciela has been part of Ace programming in Powderhorn for four years. Graduating from high school this past spring, we’ve had the privilege of growing with Graciela, seeing her develop into a strong, caring, capable leader in the classroom, community, workplace, on our Juarez trips!

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Another Success!

We are still recovering from an amazing Saturday at our 4th Annual Back2School Bash. So much time, energy and resources were poured in by Ace staff, our volunteers and church partners. By the numbers:

– 240+: Backpacks into the hands of students – 95%: Smile rate of students walking out the door with backpack over their shoulder – 40+: Volunteers who invested a GORGEOUS Saturday afternoon to execute this event (and flawlessly) – 8: Church partners who contributed supplies, prayer and volunteers – 4: Students who were once part of Ace programs who volunteered at the event – 3: Stylists from MarcDan

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FORE!!

Is it safe to say that Spring is here?!? Might be some flurries today, but my 10-day FOREcast shows 50s and 60s, we’ll take it! With spring comes warmer weather. With warmer weather brings outside activities. And outside activities includes, for many, GOLF!

Let’s swing away!!

Registration is now open for our 2nd Annual Ace Golf Classic. Hosted at the beautiful Indian Hills Golf Club in Stillwater, we’re excited for another day of fun, FOREs, and fellowship. Set for Monday, May 23rd,learn more and register here.

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