A Lunch & Learn Virtual Program to provide some guidance for people looking to tackle big issues is set for Tuesday, January 26 at noon. This is a free virtual program!

West Central Initiative applied for and received a grant to purchase and deliver COVID-related supplies for at-risk families in WCI's nine-county service area, including the White Earth Nation. Hopefully, it helped make the holidays less stressful.

WCI introduces Mark Malingen and Johnathan Judd as new board members.

Economic Development Planners Alex Johnson and Emily Reno join WCI.

Introducing GreenCorps member Mallory Jarvi.

Jackie Buboltz of Detroit Lakes joins the West Central Initiative Board of Directors. This is a short profile of Jackie.

WCI's Early Childhood Specialist, Marsha Erickson, reflects back on stories shared through nearly six months of the COVID-19 pandemic. She believes communities of all kinds have rallied together to better understand the critical role that child care providers play in our local and regional economies.

West Central Initiative's summer communications intern, Ashley Quam, writes about her experiences, her favorite interview and learning about west central Minnesota.