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The Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship is pleased to join with the Strommen Center for Meaningful Work and Learning to welcome to campus a new partner in 2020: Urban Investors.
Urban Investors creates experiential learning opportunities for bankers and finance professionals who spend a year learning about urban issues to catalyze investment and community development that moves families out of poverty, revitalizes neighborhoods, improves schools, and builds economic opportunity. More information about the program can be found on this blog post published by the Sabo Center https://www.augsburg.edu/sabo/2019/09/18/urban-adventure-will-move-to-augsburg-and-change-its-name-to-urban-investors/
The program is financially self-sustaining (all staffing and program costs are covered by the dues that banks pay to enroll their employees) and presents great opportunities to develop new paid internships for Augsburg students at participating banks. Peter Heegaard, who received an honorary degree from Augsburg in 2010, founded the program and is stepping down as director. Mike Christenson, former director of the Minneapolis Community Planning and Economic Development will be contracted to oversee the program, as outlined in an article in the Twin Cities Business Magazine.