2019 Summit Marketplace Organizations


Fair Anita

Mission/Description: Fair Anita's mission is women investing in other women. Table will offer attendees fair trade jewelry, accessories and clothing designed in Minnesota and made by women in 9 countries.

St. Catherine University

Mission/Description: St. Catherine University offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in the field of Public Health. You can complete a certificate program to become a Community Health Worker, get a bachelor's degree in Public Health or work toward a master's degree in Public Health with a global focus. Courses are offered in the evenings, weekends, and online. Stop by the marketplace table to chat with a Public Health faculty representative. Table will offer attendees information about degree opportunities at St. Catherine University.

Mary’s Pence

Mission/Description: Mary’s Pence invests in empowering women across the Americas by funding community initiatives and fostering collaborations to create social change. Table will offer attendees informational materials about our nonprofit, grants, and programs; free calendar, bookmarks, and notecards; raffle items including metal work and indigo crafts from El Salvador.

Books for Africa

Mission/Description: Books For Africa is the largest shipper of donated text and library books to the African continent, shipping over 45 million books, and serving all 55 countries on the African continent since 1988. Books For Africa’s goal is to end the book famine in Africa. During the MINN Marketplace, we'll offer materials about book shipments and volunteering opportunities.

Disability International


Mission/Description: We are Disability Support International (DSI), a MN-based NGO that began in 2016 to help address the immense needs of people with disabilities in places in our world where this is most needed. Our mission is to advocate, support and empower to improve the lives of persons with disabilities in developing countries so they can live life to the fullest. We do this by working closely with in-country partners to build disability capacity (through training and support programming) to promote sustainable progress toward more inclusive societies. Come visit us to talk about issues surrounding inclusive development work and learn more about our current projects, including how you can refer disability organizations to help grow our Global Disability Directory project, share your expertise with our Advisory Working Group, and more!

SIT Graduate Institute

Mission/Description: Founded in 1964 as the School for International Training, SIT has a longstanding commitment to sustainable living, intercultural learning, experiential learning, and social justice. Our mission is to work globally to enhance the capacity and commitment of individuals, institutions, and communities to create a more sustainable, peaceful, and just world. At MINN's Marketplace, we will be sharing information about our graduate programs and professional development opportunities.