Lifetrack was honored to host Inge Thulin, the 2015 Greater Twin Cities United Way Chair and 3M CEO for a tour of Lifetrack earlier this week. President TrixieAnn Girtz Golberg and staff shared the amazing stories of the people Lifetrack has impacted while touring our main office at 709 University.
Lifetrack is accepting donations for Summer Fun Activities for the children served through our programs. Your donation helps children, and the adults who care for them, gain the healthy development and life skills that foster learning and positive parenting, which prepares them for success in school, work and life.
For those of us who remember the cartoon strip Blondie by Dean Young, Dagwood would often be seen coming out of the kitchen with a mega sized sandwich with layers of meat, cheese, and bread. In the past people who took care of aging parents and young children have been referred to as the “sandwich generation”. Today, not only are people taking care of their parents and children, but now it has expanded to grandchildren and sometimes great-grandchildren. In addition to the added complexity of blended families.
What do you feel connected to? This simple question is at the center of defining the complex term “culture.” Developing cultural competencies within our work at Lifetrack has required intention, humility, persistence and willingness for our work to be shaped by the goals, dreams and wisdom of those who look to us for hope and solutions.