Project Impact!

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Encouraging, engaging, and empowering schools and communities to build a better society!!

After many years of supporting and implementing service learning projects at multiple schools throughout the local community, A Better Society is developing Project Impact! This project will be an online resource for families, teachers, schools, youth service organizations, and communities to successfully develop meaningful service projects with authentic local and global needs.

Please check back later for updates on this new project.

If you would like to submit an idea or have any questions, please send us an email

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Our newest project!

Posted by on Dec 8, 2016 in Announcements, Blog, Impact | Comments Off on Our newest project!

Our newest project!

A Better Society is excited to announce our newest project! Click here to learn...

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Give to the Max Day 2016

Posted by on Nov 16, 2016 in Announcements | Comments Off on Give to the Max Day 2016

Give to the Max Day 2016

Thursday, November 17 is Give to the Max Day!! The day when Minnesotans band together to give monetary support to nonprofits and schools throughout the state. It is a great day to be a Minnesotan because it is a day when our philanthropic spirit shines through! Khai is the one who usually creates our Give to the Max campaigns and provides lots of stats and graphs, tangible outcomes and accomplishments to illustrate what A Better Society does. We decided to change it up a bit this year – I get to tug at your heartstrings and place myself...

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Heather Tran speaks to the 2016 President’s Volunteer Service Award Winners

Posted by on Nov 8, 2016 in Announcements, Inspire, KiDS | Comments Off on Heather Tran speaks to the 2016 President’s Volunteer Service Award Winners

Heather Tran speaks to the 2016 President’s Volunteer Service Award Winners

Heather Tran, our Executive Director, was invited to be the keynote speaker at Minnetonka School District’s annual TonkaServes Celebration of Service on November 7, 2016.  She describes how A Better Society started and what inspired her to devote such a big part of her life to service.  She issues challenges to all the award winners to live a life that is other-centered.       Click here to watch the entire celebration....

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Kids Caring for Kids–Here, Near, and Far

Posted by on Mar 22, 2016 in Announcements, KiDS | Comments Off on Kids Caring for Kids–Here, Near, and Far

Kids Caring for Kids–Here, Near, and Far

Excelsior Elementary 5th Grade Girl Scout Troop #17126 has created a Bronze Award Project entitled Kids Caring for Kids–Here, Near and Far! It is a weeklong poverty awareness campaign being held at Excelsior Elementary from April 11 – April 15, 2016. Our campaign ends with a “Mock Sleepout” at Gary’s First Class Car Care in downtown Excelsior on Saturday, April 16 from 11am – 7pm. Please visit us during our “sleepout” to learn more about the issue of poverty in Minnetonka, Minneapolis, and Haiti...

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Project Life-Cycle Gets a New Logo!

Posted by on Jan 20, 2016 in Announcements, Life-Cycle | Comments Off on Project Life-Cycle Gets a New Logo!

Project Life-Cycle Gets a New Logo!

After many years of using a self-designed logo for our biking project, we decided it was time to upgrade.  We were fortunate enough to have a great network of graphic designers and want to give special thanks to Greg Maki for designing our really cool logo for Project Life-Cycle! Come join us every Tuesday evening from 6-9 PM to help repair bikes – no experience needed (don’t worry, we provide training)! 1453 Park Rd, Chanhassen, MN 55317...

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7th Annual Give to the Max Day

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015 in KiDS, Life-Cycle, SecondLife | Comments Off on 7th Annual Give to the Max Day

7th Annual Give to the Max Day

Thursday, November 12th, 2015 is the 7th annual Give to the Max Day in Minnesota. It is a day when Minnesotans show their incredible generosity by giving financial support to their favorite local charities. It is an opportunity for everyone to make the world a better place. On November 12th, please consider making a donation to A Better Society. Your support will help Project Life-Cycle to provide free refurbished bicycles to hundreds of people throughout the Twin Cities and in countries like Jamaica and Kenya. Many of these bikes help...

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Celebration of Service 2015

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015 in Inspire, KiDS, Life-Cycle | Comments Off on Celebration of Service 2015

Celebration of Service 2015

Over 242 students, groups, alumni and adults spent over 46,000 hours serving local and global communities. On October 27, 2015 we celebrated this service. Minnetonka students knitted new born hats, volunteered for community theatre shows, lent a hand at the ICA food shelf, recycled bikes for needy children and so much more. Minnetonka students are passionate about service!  

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Minnetonka Celebration of Service

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015 in Announcements, KiDS, Life-Cycle, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Minnetonka Celebration of Service

Minnetonka Celebration of Service

Volunteers serving through A Better Society’s Project KiDS and Project Life-Cycle programs were honored with a Silver President’s Volunteer Service Award. Project KiDS served 643 hours this year; Project Life-Cycle served 838 hours. The Celebration of Service included anouncement of the 2015 President’s Volunteer Service Award Winners and Varsity Letters for Community Service. This year 239 award recipents logged in about 46,500 hours of...

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Joe flies again!

Posted by on Sep 1, 2015 in Announcements | Comments Off on Joe flies again!

Joe flies again!

  The story of a young man who Just. Won’t. Let. Life. Get. Him. Down.   Click the image to start the video.   – – – – – Learn more about what Joe’s doing with his...

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Project KiDS Compost Sale Fundraiser

Posted by on May 4, 2015 in KiDS | Comments Off on Project KiDS Compost Sale Fundraiser

Project KiDS Compost Sale Fundraiser

A Better Society’s Project KiDS and the youth of the Universalist Church of Minnetonka are teaming up to hold a Compost Sale Fundraiser at the MN Landscape Arboretum on Saturday, May 9 from 9am – 4pm. The compost sale coincides with the Annual Plant Sale at the Arboretum, so you can purchase your plants and compost at the same time! 20lbs of compost is only $4 per bag! We will even help you load the compost into your car!! Money raised by Project KiDS will help homeless youth in our community, and money raised by UUMC will help with...

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