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Connecting the Dots

Five years ago, Ace launched with a short term mission trip to Emmanuel Children’s Home in Juarez, Mexico! Since July of 2009, we’ve led over a dozen trips to this beautiful place. (It’s our home away from home!) Shortly after this trip, we launched programming locally, in the Powderhorn neighborhood of South Minneapolis.

Many people have since asked, “Why do you do both of these things?” “How do they fall under the same Ace umbrella?” “What connects them?”

It has undoubtedly taken years to develop strong relationships with the kids and leaders of the Emmanuel Children

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2014 Forecast

A research team just recently declared that this past Monday was the most depressing day of the year. Americans are going back to work, realizing over the weekend just how BIG their holiday debt accumulated, and have probably already failed in their New Year’s Resolution(s). If you’re from the frozen tundra, temps of -30 doesn’t make it any better either!

At Ace in the City, we are anything BUT depressed! It’s 2014, and we’ve got a HUGE YEAR ahead of us! We ended 2013 at a historic high financially–THANK YOU for your generosity.

Over the next year, our goal is to have a few more homes in th

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Feliz Navidad

If you have yet to notice, winter is here. Lately, many have even found it cold outside.

With winter’s arrival, we take a look back at a successful fall season highlighted with the launch of our literacy program, Ace | Readers, a growing after-school program, and the fourth year of Ace | Hoops. Thanks to all the volunteers who make these programs GO! We’ve been leading Bible studies and putting our new van to good use! Just last month, we celebrated another amazing turnout at our second annual Benefit Dinner. Thanks to all of you who support so generously what God is doing through this ministry.

Winter, however, i

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Benefit Dinner 2013

It’s that time of year again! We’re excited to host our 2nd Annual Silent Auction & Benefit Dinner on Saturday, November 2nd! This year’s benefit will be hosted at Bethel University (3900 Bethel Drive, St. Paul, MN 55112), beginning at 5 p.m. We’re excited to have Bethel Football Head Coach, Coach Johnson, come in and share about mentoring and creating a culture of community!

We’ve got BIG things to celebrate, and even BIGGER things to look forward to in the upcoming year!

Tickets and seats are going quickly, so if you haven’t already, you can purchase tickets online here.


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Addressing Literacy

All students deserve the opportunity to succeed in life and pursue the dreams and goals they set for themselves. The ability to read is perhaps the most crucial skill in determining how far they can reach.

Research from the Minneapolis Foundation and One Minneapolis indicates that up to 70% of the students within the sphere of influence of our programs may not be reading at grade level. These numbers are alarming, as we know that such issues, especially among younger students, are leading indicators for such things as substance abuse, violence, and future incarceration.

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