Several Minot, area residents selected for Change Network

Several Minot and area residents have been selected to join the second North Dakota Change Network cohort, Strengthen ND announced.

Change Network North Dakota participants include Lyndsay Ulrickson and Mike Zimmer, both Minot; Mary Baker, New Town; Jacobi Jarski, Parshall; Brad Kroupa, White Shield; and Lois Leben, Fort Totten. Fourteen people from across the state were selected as participants.

The Change Network provides North Dakotans, South Dakotans and the region’s 12 Native nations with a supportive learning environment to lead change within their organizations and communities in a more equitable and inclusive manner. The group will spend the next year working one-on-one with mentors and jointly in group discussions while attending online learning sessions and three in-person convenings.

Begun in 2017, Change Network is made possible through the collaboration of several entities including the Bush Foundation and Strengthen ND. Participation in the Change Network is funded by the Bush Foundation and includes access to a $5,000 grant to implement a pilot project or support a related ongoing community project. Megan Laudenschlager is executive director of Strengthen ND.