Community Outreach

2022 Community Outreach Committee

Contact Jordan Grote via email if you have any questions.

One of our Community Partners is Rebuilding Together Twin Cities- check out what they had to say about our partnership here!

Past Events

August 10, 2020- Rebuilding Together Twin Cities Golf Outing


October 29, 2019 - Second Harvest Heartland

May 24, 2018: Feed My Starving Children
Thanks to our group who attended!

Thanksgiving Meal Service & Child Care – November 2017
When: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 from 1:00pm-4:00pm
Where: YouthLink, 41 North 12th St., Mpls, MN 55403

The Thanksgiving Meal Service volunteer opportunity has turned into an annual YouthLink event for CoreNet. We’re looking for 8 volunteers to help serve a nice warm meal to youth in need as well as provide child care!  We also looking for up to 3 volunteers to help them with room setup from 11am-1pm.

Contact: Rome Poppler to register at 952-936-1698 or

Service Project with YouthLink – January/February 2018
We need your help! We’re looking for volunteers to help with light demolition and painting. We’re looking for vendors/providers to procure/install new furniture, moving furniture, and replace flooring. We’re looking for monetary donations (don’t forget company matches too!).

CoreNet’s community outreach service project focuses on the Wellness Center Area. Our scope of work includes updating the waiting and circulation areas, exam/therapy rooms, and lab/storage area.

For more information, please contact Jeff LaFavre at 612-868-7429 or Rome Poppler at 952-936-1698.

Food Sorting at Second Harvest- August 2017

A special thanks to the 6 amazing CoreNet volunteers to help sort and box a total of 2,090 lbs of food (which will make 1,075 meals for people in need in our local communities) at Second Harvest Heartland’s food bank warehouse in Golden Valley.

CoreNet Global Midwest Volunteer Group Photo

Food sorting area in the warehouse

Emily having fun boxing up wet/dry goods in 30 lbs boxes

Barry breaking down boxes

Bob clearing the aisles

Feed My Starving Children- April 13, 2017

Gift Card Donation Drive – December 2016

Josh Stowers and Rome Poppler presented a check for $2,000 to Heather Huseby, YouthLink Executive Director

During our December program, we collected $700 in gift cards and cash donations for YouthLink. Nick Koch was the raffle winner for the one-night stay at The St. Paul Hotel donated by Travelers. However, the BIG winner of the evening was YouthLink where we presented a check for $2,000 to Dr. Heather Huseby (Executive Director) and pledged our chapter’s re-commitment to YouthLink as our Community Partner for two more years!

Thanksgiving Meal Service – November 2016

Back Row – Left to Right: Jeff LaFavre, Greg Henne, Sue Raiche, Pat Scullin, Rome Poppler Front Row – Left to Right: Matt Weinberg, Kevin Farrell, Sue Weinberg, Linda Strande, Bob Steffel

Back Row – Left to Right: Jeff LaFavre, Greg Henne, Sue Raiche, Pat Scullin, Rome Poppler

Front Row – Left to Right: Matt Weinberg, Kevin Farrell, Sue Weinberg, Linda Strande, Bob Steffel

‘THANK YOU from all of us at YouthLink for making the Thanksgiving meal for youth possible and a wonderful experience!’

Jelena Song

YouthLink Development & Volunteer Coordinator

Food Packing at Second Harvest – August 2016

A special thanks to the 18 awesome CoreNet volunteers to help pack and sort a variety of food items (but mostly potatoes) for people in need at Second Harvest Heartland’s food bank warehouse in Golden Valley.

CoreNet Global Midwest Volunteer Group Photo


Sue focused on potato weighing


Selecting the best potatoes from a 2,000 lb sack


Weighing potatoes and placing them in 10 lb bags





Stuffing Backpacks at YouthLink – June 2016

Left to Right: Jeff LaFavre, Sue Raiche, Bradley Lindberg, Rome Poppler, Alan Hall

A special thanks to this great group of CoreNet volunteers for helping YouthLink stuff 30 backpacks full of school supplies for its upcoming graduation ceremony and sort through one extra-large bin filled with children’s clothing. 

April 2016 AchieveMpls Career Day

Left to Right: Roseanne Hope, Jeff LaFavre, Rome Poppler, Maria Maughn

May 2015 Volunteer Event - May 2, 2015
Midwest Chapter volunteers gathered to help organize and perform general maintenance tasks at YouthLink. Thank you to our wonderful volunteers!

Back Row: Rome Poppler (UHG), Pat Scullin (Travelers), Kristen Doyle (University of Minnesota), Abigail Knopf(Perkin+Will)
Front Row: Audrey Amarteifio (JLL), Emily Richardson (NTH)

Left: Kristen Doyle (University of Minnesota), Emily Richardson (NTH), Abigail Knopf(Perkin+Will)

RightRome Poppler (UHG), Audrey Amarteifio (JLL)

Serving Thanksgiving Dinner-November 26, 2014 

The picture was taken in the Clothing Closet area at YouthLink, constructed as part of the Threads and Breads project with donations by Midwest Chapter members and their companies -- volunteer labor, materials, services and financial).  

Back row:  Kevin Farrell, Matt Weinberg, Sue Weinberg, Anna Engstrom

Front row: Ericka Miller, Pat Scullin and Rome Poppler 


YouthLink Paint Day, Thursday March 20, 2014 – Young Leaders

Left to Right: Jon Engel (Cassidy Turley), Anna Engstrom (CBRE), Tim Venne (Cushman & Wakefield ), Rome Poppler (United Health Group).

Not Pictured: Pat Scullin (Travelers) and Jeff LaFavre (Coldwell Banker Commercial Griffin Companies)


YouthLink Paint Day,  Wednesday March 19, 2014

Left to Right: Barry Stoffel (Greiner), Pat Scullin (Travelers), Linda Strande (Tandus Centiva),
Linda Solberg (Colliers), Kevin Farrell (New Leaf Advisors).


Thanksgiving Dinner at YouthLink, November 27, 2013

Volunteers included: Kevin Farrell, Jeff LaFavre, Rome Poppler, Pat Scullin, Lisa Pool, Matt Weinberg, Jeffrey Pool and Sue Weinberg

November 21, 2012-Volunteers helped serve Thanksgiving Dinner

Volunteers: Jeff LaFavre, Susan Spiers, Susan Carlson-Weinberg,Kevin Farrell, Pat Scullin and Ned Tarbox.

October 23, 2012 YouthLink Donor Recognition Event
The Midwest Chapter was recognized for their contributions of  time, clothing, gift cards and cash donations by the members.

Pictured from left to right:
Sue Weinberg, Midwest Chapter President,
Dr. Heather Huseby, YouthLink Executive Director,
Frances Roen, YouthLink Director of Development,
and Lisa Pool, Midwest Chapter Vice President-Programs

November 23, 2011-Members, and volunteers helped with the holiday party
Volunteers:Marcia Lockman, CBRE, Steve Strom, CresaPartners, Ned Tarbox, JLL

Marcia Droege, Land O'Lakes and Jeff LaFavre, Griffin Companies

October 28, 2011-Members participated in a clean-up day

Volunteers: Jessica Mogilka, Cresa, Jeff LaFavre, CBG, Duane Spiegle, Park Nicollet, Shefali Gori, US Bank, Ann Hansen, Cresa, Leah Schultze, Haworth, Cathy Schmidt, Marcia Droege, Land O' Lakes and Pat Scullin, Travelers