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About Evolve

“Evolve helped me move me out of my comfort zone. It got me doing work that I care deeply about but had only thought about until now.”

—Janet Jacobson, Evolve grad

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Evolve: Re-igniting Self & Community engages people 50+ in making a difference. It helps you focus your energies, build your skills and connect with a network of like-minded people who want to make a difference.


In just eight days—over a number of months—you will expand your horizons and, just possibly, change your life:

  • (Re) discover purpose
  • Build your community leadership skills
  • Plan and implement a project that contributes to the common good
  • Become a part of a high-energy network for exchange of ideas, connections and support

Read what Evolve grads say about the program.

Learn more about what Evolve participants have accomplished.

Look at links to the right for stories about Evolve participants and additional information about the program.

For information call Julie Roles at 651-690-4111 or email

Minneapolis StarTribune Good Life section, July 30, 2014, featured these stories about Evolve startribunepolarest_250Grads:

Pola Rest. Most of the life changes that Pola Rest (2014 Evolve Grad) has undertaken over the past few years began as efforts to help her 89-year-old mother. Along the way, she wound up helping herself.  Read the article.

startribunelynculbert_250Lyn Culbert. After her son died from a rare disease, Lyn Culbert (2012 Evolve Grad) took on the task of finishing and publishing his memoir.  Read the article.





Listen to what past Evolve participants have to say about the program:



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