Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation, Initiative Foundation and St. Cloud Technical & Community College Co-Host Hudda Ibrahim Book-Signing Event

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St. Cloud, MN, June 20, 2017– The Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation, Initiative Foundation and St. Cloud Technical & Community College are co-hosting a book-signing event for local author, Hudda Ibrahim.  In her recently published book, From Somalia to Snow: How Central Minnesota Became Home to Somalis, Ibrahim shares the immigration narrative of Somali Americans and explains why nearly 20 percent of recent immigrants to the United States have chosen to settle in Minnesota.

From Somalia to Snow gives readers an invaluable insider’s look into the lives and culture of our Somali neighbors and the important challenges they face. Designed with a diverse audience in mind, this book is a must-read for students, healthcare professionals, business owners, social service agencies and anyone who wants to better understand the Somali people in Minnesota.

Purchase the book in advance at huddaibrahim.com or for $22 at the July 12 book-signing event.  The 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. event will be held in the library at the St. Cloud Technical & Community College.  It is open to the public and free of charge, but registration is requested using this link: Hudda Ibrahim Book-Signing.  A short program will be held at 4:00 p.m.

Hudda Ibrahim is a corporate investor of the Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation, a faculty member at St. Cloud Technical & Community College and president of Filsan Consulting, LLC, a company founded on the principles of cultural integration.  She is a member of the inaugural Initiators Fellowship with the Initiative Foundation—a two-year program that provides social entrepreneurs with mentorship, guidance and financial support to launch their business idea. She also has been recognized with the following awards: St. Cloud Times’s 2016 5 under 40 and2016 Difference Maker awards; 2016 Partners in Education District 742 Award for the Take Ten project and the Women’s Group project. The Somali American National Institute has offered her an appreciation award for her work in the community. Visit huddaibrahim.com to learn more.

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About the Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation

The Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation (GSDC) is a non-profit (501c3) collaboration of more than 250 regional public and private organizations in Central Minnesota.  Its mission is to lead economic development for the benefit of the Greater St. Cloud region. Strategic initiatives include business retention, expansion and attraction, transportation, talent, innovation, workplace wellbeing, and Downtown St. Cloud.  The GSDC is funded through investor contributions from private businesses, higher education, public entities, personal contributions, and grants.  All actions are self-governed by the organization’s investors, boards and various committees.  Learn more at GreaterStCloud.com.

 

About the Initiative Foundation

The Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation (GSDC) is a non-profit (501c3) collaboration of more than 250 regional public and private organizations in Central Minnesota.  Its mission is to lead economic development for the benefit of the Greater St. Cloud region. Strategic initiatives include business retention, expansion and attraction, transportation, talent, innovation, workplace wellbeing, and Downtown St. Cloud.  The GSDC is funded through investor contributions from private businesses, higher education, public entities, personal contributions, and grants.  All actions are self-governed by the organization’s investors, boards and various committees.  Learn more at IFound.com.

 

About the St. Cloud Technical & Community College

St. Cloud Technical & Community College was founded as the second technical college in the state in 1948. SCTCC is committed to meeting the needs of our community through its 90 program options that closely match the types of jobs available in the area. St. Cloud Technical & Community College is one of 37 members of the Minnesota State system and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.  The St. Cloud Technical & Community College Foundation enhances quality educational opportunities for a broad and diverse population by cultivating and securing financial and community resources. Learn more at sctcc.edu/foundation.

 

 

Posted on June 20, 2017 .