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Board of Directors: March Meeting Minutes

Board of Directors: March Meeting Minutes Recently, Norte’s Board of Directors approved the publishing of minutes after each meeting, beginning with March […]

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Ready-to-learn kids and Missy

Ready-to-learn kids and Missy Watching Lowell High School win their eighth straight state team wrestling championship two weeks ago reminded me of […]

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Let’s plant 1000 trees together!🌲

 Let’s plant 1000 trees together!🌲 We know there are many changes we can make to ensure we live a low or zero-emissions […]

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Happy Kids

Ready to support us by joining el Colectivo?

Ready to Join el Colectivo? Are you the key to a happier, healthier world? Here at Norte, we know that children hold […]

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The March Forward Continues

Norte’s 2020 Annual Report Despite the urge, we’re not quite ready to bury the tumultuous year of 2020, so today, we roll-out […]

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A dog at Wags West opening celebration

Three Woofs for Neighborhood Advocacy

Three Woofs for Neighborhood Advocacy Groundwork Center and Norte recently wrapped up the 2021 Advocate Academy. This year’s academy was slightly different […]

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Image of smiling kids on bikes and Norte team members.

More Kids on Bikes is the Answer

After years of being asked, “how can we start something like Norte in my town,” Norte is finally ready and willing to […]

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Jessie Williams in the Norte Clubhouse

Attracted by a Desire to Help

Last January, I decisively told myself that I didn’t know what I would do for Summer 2020. This is definitively unlike me. […]

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2021-Jill Feature

It’s Not Magic, but it is Magical

I witnessed confidence grow in my daughters that I had yet to nurture in other ways. My girls became experts at navigating […]

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AmeriCorps VISTA Opportunity at Norte

Norte is seeking an AmeriCorps VISTA to join our team for 2021. The ideal candidate will be passionate about happy, healthy, strong communities […]

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Donor Relations Specialist Wes Sovis

Meet the Newest Members to Team Orange

Norte recently welcomed Wes Sovis to the Norte Staff as their Donor Relations Specialist. The youth-focused organization also added three new members to […]

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Russ Soyring on a boat and relaxing.

35 Years of Community Celebration with Retiring City Planner, Russ Soyring

Russ Soyring has served as the City Planner of Traverse City since 1986. His impact on the community is far and wide. […]

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Volunteer bike coach, Amy Strom, with her golden retriever Milo.

Life is always better on a bike. Just ask Amy.

  The temperatures might be in the teens outside, but here at the Clubhouse and Wheelhouse, we’re gearing up for spring and […]

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Eleanor Brockway arriving to work at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City

Making Change One Step at a Time

Eleanor Brockway walks daily, and it’s by design. Winter Walk Wednesday or not, when the temperatures hover around zero, it can take […]

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Matt Jones Winter Bike

Ready to suit up and be counted?

Real winter is finally here, let’s get out there and enjoy it.   I love to ride a bike. I don’t love […]

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Jean navigating snow in crosswalk downtown Traverse City

Doing Better, All Winter Long, Everywhere

We applaud the City of Traverse City for continuing to improve on a decade of improvement. Ten years ago, the City didn’t […]

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In Memory of James Emmett Boardman

Jim Boardman riding his tricycle in Elk Rapids, shortly after moving into the area in May of 2020.   Our thoughts have […]

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Cranksgiving Team celebrating at the Wheelhouse at the Civic Center

Norte’s Annual Civic Center Report

Norte is very proud to call the Civic Center home. It’s a perfect fit, actually. Each year we submit a report to […]

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A summer summer intern smiling.

Summer Internships at Norte

We’re seeking 2021 Summer Interns to join Team Orange. We have both paid and unpaid, full and part-time internships available.  Submit Applications by 5 […]

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Bike Camp Photo

Measuring Inspiration Three Hours at a Time

Each spring and fall, we’re fortunate to spend three hours a week with some amazing kids. The young riders who participate in Youth […]

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