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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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Announcing Evolve Class in Bloomington

Classes beginning April 1, 2015

Join us for an information session on Wednesday, March 11, 1:00 to 2:00 in the Dakota Conference Room, Bloomington Civic Plaza. Register now!


Course location:
Bloomington Civic Plaza
Rehearsal Hall
1800 W Old Shakopee Road
Bloomington, MN 55431

alva-3web_245Evolve: 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—one day a month—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.

Classes meet the first Wednesday of each month, April 1 to November 4, 2015. Cost: $750 (includes course materials, lunches and refreshments). Those who live, work, volunteer, or recently retired from a business or organization in Bloomington qualify for a discounted rate of $250. Sliding fee may be available.  

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This class requires an application. Download the application. Please return the application to:

For more information, call the Julie Roles at 651.690.4111 or email


Welcome new Evolve class! We had a great kickoff on October 10 of this year's Evolve class in Roseville. The class is a diverse mix of individuals with wonderful experience to bring to the class. We can't wait to see what they will achieve!



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.





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