The leadership council of Generation Next announced that Frank Forsberg, senior vice president for systems change and innovation at the Greater Twin Cities United Way, will serve as interim director. As we say goodbye to Michael Goar, our previous executive director who recently was named chief executive officer for Minneapolis Public Schools, we give a big welcome to Frank!
Frank has been a key participant in Generation Next since the beginning. He was instrumental in initiating conversations and convening stakeholders to implement Generation Next in the Twin Cities. He also led the development of a policy agenda and a statewide campaign, MinneMinds, to successfully address Minnesota’s urgent need for increased access to high quality early childcare and education opportunities.
“I’m excited to help Generation Next move forward during this transition,” Frank said. “But I’m even more excited to find the leader who will engage the community in our critical work.”
As Michael Goar takes over as the No. 2 executive at MPS, we’re pleased to have a knowledgeable and friendly voice in the district’s councils. Michael understands our goals and our vision, and we hope he’ll be a powerful advocate for the reforms we’re already collaborating on with MPS leadership.
“We wish Michael well in his new role and thank him for building a strong foundation for Generation Next,” said Kim Nelson, president of the General Mills Foundation and co-chair of the Generation Next Leadership Council. “We look forward to a close partnership as we all gather community input and support for new approaches to narrowing the achievement gap in the Twin Cities.”