Media Coverage


Black History Month Reminds Us of a Goal: Equity for All

posted Feb 7, 2019, 9:24 AM by Paula Letourneau


Serving as a Scholar Coach Changed Her Life -- And Her Daughter's Life 
Kendra Halbert has overcome some difficult life challenges and tragedy to find her calling in the Total Learning Classroom at Sojourner Truth Academy, the school that her daughter attends. 
As we celebrate Black History Month, it’s important to reflect on how our work can contribute to the larger goal of equity for all.  Today’s story of Kendra, a Scholar Coach serving at Sojourner Truth Academy, tells an inspiring story and also highlights how the opportunity to serve has launched her on a trajectory to become a teacher. As a result, her service contributes to diversifying the teacher pipeline to better reflect the diversity of the students in schools. 

Please read more about our amazing AmeriCorps members in this newsletter here:

Timberwolves and Lynx Launch Book Mobile @ STA

posted Feb 24, 2015, 6:57 AM by Unknown user

Minnesota launched its Timberwolves and Lynx Book Mobile on Tuesday afternoon at Sojourner Truth Academy in Minneapolis. The Book Mobile offers students an incentive to read by giving them a chance to pick out a book to keep. It will target kids in a 60 mile radius of the Twin Cities Metro Area over the course of the season.  

Kare 11 interviews 2nd Grade Teacher, Maria Hoekstra

posted Oct 10, 2012, 6:15 AM by Unknown user

Watch the interview about STA's $8000 shopping spree for donated school supplies!

School supply resource center re-opens in Minneapolis

Kare11 Extra story about the Northside Achievement Zone

posted Feb 1, 2012, 8:50 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Feb 1, 2012, 8:52 AM ]

STA on the Today Show with Jenna Bush Hager & George Oliphant

posted Sep 28, 2011, 8:55 AM by Unknown user

Watch the Today Show story about the STA cafeteria makeover with George to the Rescue! 

George to the Rescue!

posted Aug 26, 2011, 8:14 AM by Unknown user

We are excited to announce that the NBC reality show George to the Rescue has come to STA to makeover our cafeteria!  They heard about the damage our school sustained after the May tornado and they would like to give STA a brand new, over-the-top cafeteria space!  Stay tuned for updates!!

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