News and Events
Program makes international impact
St David's Center's innovative Autism Day Treatment program modified and expanded to serve the Somali community in Minneapolis a year and a half ago. Come this fall, its impact will travel halfway across the globe with a Zambian woman's passion for serving individuals with autism in her own country. Read more about what Mikala Mukongolwa is learning from St. David's Center.
Our first wave of renovation is complete!
Rooms 119, 120, 121 and 124 have joined Room 216 as beautiful new Early Childhood Education spaces at St. David's Center! The rooms opened for use on Wednesday, Aug. 5, and even more rooms are scheduled to be complete by the start of the school year on Sept. 8. With the exterior walls of our building expansion up, and steel and structural work beginning, we're well on our way! Keep tabs on our Happening Now page and @BuildStDavids Twitter feed to stay up-to-date with the latest construction news.
St. David's Center recognized as a 2015 Top Workplace
St. David's Center has been recognized as a Top Workplace by the Star Tribune for the second year in a row. The 2015 report appeared in the Sunday, June 14, newspaper. Almost 350 employees responded to the survey expressing that they feel genuinely appreciated and feel like they are part of something meaningful. Employees also appreciate the flexibility to balance work and home life.
St. David's Center director receives statewide Nonprofit Leadership Award
Beth Fagin, St. David's Center's Senior Director of Pediatric Therapy and Autism Services, was named the 2015 Transformational Leader by the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits. The honor recognizes her 36 years of work in developing programs that break down barriers in outreach to at-risk communities and her leadership in service to the underserved. Most recently, Beth was instrumental in the development and launching of St. David’s Center’s culturally informed autism day treatment program for Somali children in northeast Minneapolis. The Leadership awards honor strong leaders who have created strong programs within their own organization and have collaborated in innovative ways with other nonprofit organizations.
Magazine picks St. David's Center as one of lake area's best
The editor of Lake Minnetonka Magazine picked St. David's Center as the lake area's Best Nonprofit for Kids and Families. The honor was announced Thursday, Feb. 5 at the magazine's annual Best Of Lake Minnetonka event and is published in its Best Of 2015 issue. 2015 marks the fourth consecutive year St. David's Center has received a Best Of award.