Black family in a kitchen preparing food and celebrating Juneteenth.
Juneteenth, June 19th, is a celebration of the end of slavery in our country. On June 19, 1865, enslaved Black Americans in Galveston, TX, were freed by Union troops.
Children of Asian and Pacific Islander heritage playing on the playground.
In 1992, the month of May was officially designated as Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. May was chosen for celebrating AAPI heritage to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the U.S.
Photo of earth from outerspace
Earth Day was created in 1970 by Senator Gaylord Nelson to bring awareness to environmental issues on the table. In December 1970, Congress created the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to oversee environmental issues and regulations.
Parent holding child's hands holding a heart made of a puzzle
World Autism Awareness Day is celebrated internationally on April 2 to help increase awareness of autism and the acceptance of those who have autism. This year marks the 15th annual World Autism Day, which is a United Nations-sanctioned event.
Photo of Josephine Corliss Preston, circa 1915.
We are proud to celebrate Women’s History Month this March! To end the month, we have a story about Josephine Corliss Preston, an educator who went on to become the first woman elected to state office in Washington State. Josephine Corliss Preston grew up in Fergus Falls, Minnesota.
College student studying in library.
The TwinStar Community Foundation will award fifteen $2,000 scholarships to members graduating from high school in Summer 2022 and attending an institution of higher learning in Fall 2022. Applications are available to members starting January 3, 2022 and due by March 31, 2022.