Join us: Somali Student Achievement in Minnesota Forum

The Minnesota Education Equity Partnership and the East African Student to Teacher (EAST) Program in the Education Department at Augsburg University partnered to research, write, and publish a report on Somali Student Achievement in Minnesota.

On Thursday, May 24, the report will be released and discussed at a launch event from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Location: Hagfors Center, Augsburg University, Room 150

Welcome and presentation on Somali culture: 7 p.m.

Report Presentation: 7:30 p.m. 

Community Panel: 8 p.m.

Summary of Report:

A Report on the Largest East African Diaspora Community in Minnesota

This report aims to describe the multilingual Somali diaspora community in Minnesota and to invite readers to consider innovative practices and policy implementation. We hope to:

  •     Illustrate positive and negative examples of how Minnesota educators and systems work with Somali students and families to build an educational foundation.
  •     Recommend promising practices and policy ideas to build on current successes and strengthen academic achievement for all Somali students.
  •     Guide educators, administrators, advocates, and other stakeholders across our state to better support Somali students and their families.

Download the full report at right. 

Additional details and registration information are listed here. Because it will be Ramadan, refreshments will be refrained until sunset when we serve iftar, the meal to break Ramadan fast.

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