Coalition Member Spotlight: Winter 2016

Action for Reaction Students: Amber Speight & Beatrice Ogeh What attracted you to join Action for Reaction? A: I joined AFR because I wanted to make a difference in the lives of my classmates, whom I care about and want they to live a safe and happy. I met some good friends there that share […]

Coalition Member Spotlight: Fall 2015

Dynamic Duo: Jessica Wong & Cendee Palmer What made you decide to become a part of PFC? J: I learned about the work of Partnership for Change from one of the members of the coalition and was interested. I not only work in the area covered by PFC, I am also a resident of one […]


Partnership for Change will complete its three-year Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant (SPF-SIG) June 30. Under the grant, PFC implemented several sustainable, successful strategies. Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Crystal, Golden Valley, New Hope, Osseo, and Plymouth, police departments participate in Place of Last Drink (POLD). Since February 2014, 1,609 POLD encounters have been entered […]

Goodbye Sheila

Q. What do successful New Year’s resolutions, favorite beach reads and songs you wish were never written have in common? A. They are all icebreaker topics used by Sheila Nesbitt to kick off coalition meetings. That personal touch epitomizes Sheila’s tenure as outgoing SPF-SIG Coordinator for Partnership for Change (PFC). And her tenacity has contributed […]

Day After Today Success

This spring Partnership for Change unveiled a new safe celebrations campaign. Students from Maple Grove, Park Center, Osseo, Cooper and Brooklyn Center High Schools led their classmates, along with the wider community, to sign a pledge to not drink or use chemicals during prom and graduation season. Partnership for Change created and funded the campaign, […]

KSTP Covers Cooper Sticker Shock

Cooper High School students and their teacher were in New Hope for Sticker Shock this week, and KSTP covered their efforts. Thanks to Caroline Geise, service learning coordinator at Cooper, and Nathan Bigbee owner of Viking Liquors.

Sticker Shock in Maple Grove and Osseo

Maple Grove and Osseo AFR students converged on local liquor stores May 11 for Sticker Shock. Channel 12 News covered the efforts. Osseo Police Chief Shane Mikkelson and Maple Grove Detective Jon Proulx, along with AFR advisors Krista Brenno from Osseo and Matt Detloff from Maple Grove were with the students. Partnership for Change thanks […]

Local Media Covers Day After Today

Students at Cooper High School stuffed lockers with Everyone Deserves a Day After Today flyers, and KSTP and Channel 12 News covered the event. Partnership for Change Chairperson Teresa Lunt also spoke about the campaign.

PFC Thanks Campaign Sponsors

We asked for help keeping youth safe during prom and graduation and our community responded. Please thank our #DayAfterToday campaign sponsors Platinum Clean Air Products Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office Maple Grove Hospital North Memorial Gold Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation Silver Norseman Apparel & Promotions Life Lines for Youth and Families Bronze Anthony Louis Center Donato’s […]

Local News Covers CADCA

Osseo Press and News covered our students attending CADCA.