Better Together - Strengthening Adult Learning Communities

Registration Now Open for 2017!

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Please join us for Better Together, a gathering of colleagues from adult education, libraries and workforce development that will focus on how collaborative digital literacy efforts can increase communities' capacity to improve adult literacy and workforce outcomes for Minnesotans.

This year's session will be Monday, May 15 from 10am-3pm, with time for informal networking and discussion afterwards. We will meet at St. Paul Neighborhood Network, 550 Vandalia St, Suite 170, St. Paul.

The day will have two parts: 1) a learning strand highlighting resources that promote digital literacy and workforce skills, and 2) a Northstar strand giving participants the opportunity to provide input for the next level of the Northstar Digital Literacy Project.

Better Together 2017 will be held in conjunction with the National Digital Inclusion Alliance's Net Inclusion Summit.  For information about the Summit, go to:

For more information or to be included on a mailing list for future announcements, please contact Emily Kissane at or 651-582-8508.



Better Together 2016

Held in the spring of 2016, Better Together was a series of regional educational and networking meetings to establish or strengthen relationships and partnerships between libraries, adult education, and workforce organizations to deliver digital literacy programming.  Meetings were held in three locations around Minnesota.

With the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), there are new opportunities for libraries, adult education and workforce organizations to work together to improve adult literacy and workforce outcomes for Minnesotans.

Adult education organizations were invited to apply for grants of up to $5000 for projects that jumpstart a collaborative relationship that includes libraries and workforce organizations. By leveraging the unique affordances of each organization, we hope to strengthen community well-being. Projects involved all three organizations in activities that offer creative solutions to local needs.