Sarah McKenzie

Firing up community engagement

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If you’re a transplant from another town, the Twin Cities can be a tough place to make new friends as Minnesotans have a tendency to form tight-knit social circles in grade school.

A new social networking organization called TORCH Community is hoping to make it easier for young professionals new to the area to get engaged in nonprofit work and meet new people. The group also has the goal of helping Twin Cities companies retain talented young employees from other parts of the country, said Patwin Lawrence, TORCH’s community partnership director.

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