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Summit Academy OIC is an accredited vocational school located in North Minneapolis with a fifty year history of working in this community. We believe that the best social service program in the world is a job. Summit Academy is looking for students who have great customer service skills and an interest in technology. Their newest program will prepare students for the growing demand in Information Technology including a paid internship where they’ll get work-based training.

What students will learn:

  • IT Fundamentals
  • Specialized Training in Service Desk and Network Support
  • Professional Communications
  • Applied Math
  • CompTIA A+ Certification Prep

Gala4Goals is the premier annual fundraising event of The Sanneh Foundation, attracting more than 1,000 people each year! It's an exciting evening of entertainment and community, as well as an opportunity to celebrate the successes of The Sanneh Foundation's innovative youth programming and profound effect on youth in the Twin Cities and around the world.

The Sanneh Foundation is deeply rooted in soccer, but we do so much more than free soccer camps.  Therefore, the focus of this year's Gala4Goals will be their many other programs.  This includes their Dreamline program in schools.  The programming, youth sports teams, and community events at the Conway Community Center.  Our Haitian Initiative.  And so much more!


'26% of the world's refugees now live in Africa, in some of the world's poorest nations, least equipped to handle the inflow.' Uganda, a country remarkably open to refugees, provides a plot of land in BidiBidi to newly arriving refugees fleeing war-torn South Sudan. Months ago it was a tiny Ugandan village. Now BidiBidi is the world's fourth-largest refugee camp.

With the thousands of new daily arrivals and a patchwork of existing infrastructure, financial support is desperately needed. That's why Atomic Data is matching up to $25,000 in donations for American Refugee Committee to expand and improve the camp. 

Click here to read more and to donate. 

Start Reading Now is a Minneapolis-based 501(c)(3) non-profit founded in 2014 by Pam Longfellow and Kevin Terrell to fund vouchers for low income children to buy 10 books each at the start of the summer after 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade. The evidence-based program directly addresses the fact that on average, the lowest income children have less than one book at home, which means kids lack the most essential tool in learning to read – reading material. Research shows that this type of program has a bigger effect on reading scores than three years of summer school – at 1/60th the cost.  If you don’t have books, you don’t read. If you don’t read, you don’t learn. If you don’t learn, you fall behind and you are on the short end of the stick for life. So we get kids books.  It’s than simple.


On the evening of April 23, 2015, more than 1,000 people came together at The Depot Minneapolis to celebrate the first 50 years of Lifeworks Services. Through sponsorships, silent auctions, live auctions, and individual donations, we were able to raise more than $436,000 for this great organization, which has touched the lives of so many people. Atomic Data is proud to be not only a Presenting Sponsor for the past several years, but also the technology provider for all the Lifeworks locations. 

The Ronald McDonald House Charities Cooks for Kids program is designed to help the families served at the Ronald McDonald House while their children are undergoing treatment for life-threatening illnesses.  After a long and often exhausting day at the hospital, families look forward to coming into the House for a “home-away-from-home,” cooked meal.

Atomic Data prepared, cooked, and served food to the families of these children at the Minneapolis Children's Hospital.