Four area businesses announced a collaboration that holds promise to make an even greater impact on Minneapolis kids.For the first time, Target, Cargill, General Mills and Medtronic wisely joined forces to provide a total of more than $13 million in grants to the Minneapolis district. The sound reasoning behind the effort is that together, business foundations can do much more than they can separately.
I opened my door Tuesday morning to a headline in my newspaper that was a pleasant surprise: Four Minnesota corporations had joined forces to give the Minneapolis school system $13 million to help with early childhood literacy and improve science and math proficiency among young students.
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