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Upper Midwest Associate Board

The NPH USA Upper Midwest Associate Board exists to engage young professionals in the mission of NPH USA and Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH, Spanish for “Our Little Brothers and Sisters”), with the goal of increasing our visibility among this audience, engaging former international volunteers, and raising additional funds for NPH USA. The Associate Board also connects young people who care about combating global poverty and helping children in need together in a vibrant and fun community of peers.


Samantha Bakken
Anna Hanson
Jon Heurung
Allison Huff
Sierra Kaptain
Holly Kidrowski
Collin Knoff
Sophie Koloski
Hannah Tuttle
Bridget Walde


The Twin Cities Associate Board is open to individuals in their 20s & 30s who are passionate about the work of NPH USA and are willing to commit to raising funds and spreading the word. Many of our current members are former international volunteers, sponsors of children in an NPH home, or have family and other ties to NPH USA.

Member Recruitment

The Twin Cities Associate Board is looking for new members! If you are a young professional interested in supporting the mission of NPH USA, contact India Zietsman at izietsman@nphusa.org.

Associate Board members wrote cards to seniors in the community!
Associate Board members wrote cards to seniors in the community!

Associate Board members volunteering at our Summer Fiesta event in June 2021
Associate Board members volunteering at our Summer Fiesta event in June 2021

Member Voices

Why do Associate Board members support NPH? Read what they have to say:

Hunter Johnson
Hunter Johnson
Kyra Knoff
Kyra Knoff
Katie Lawler
Kristen Mages
Kristen Mages



Past Events

Pub Crawl
Saturday, August 18, 2018
Minneapolis, MN

Dance your Masque Off!
Friday, November 9, 2018
Minneapolis, MN

4th Annual Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl for Cute Kids
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Minneapolis, MN

Ugliest Sweater Pub Crawl
Saturday, December 3, 2016
Minneapolis, MN

Thanks to all of the teams who participated in Hunt for Hope on May 22, 2016! You raised $700 for the kids at NPH! If you missed it this year, watch out for next year’s Hunt. It was a blast!


UPMAB_Trivia_2016-04-1Trivia Night 2016
3 cheers to everyone who came out to our 2nd annual trivia night on April 27, 2016! We raised $1,400. Thank you!

Click here to see photos from the event at Summit Brewery.

Ugly-er Sweaters for Cute Kids!
Our 2nd annual bar crawl on December 5, 2015, raised $2,771 for the children of NPH! Thank you to the over 80 people who joined us and donned their most festive ugly sweater!

Hunt for Hope
On June 7, 2015, we hosted Hunt for Hope – an on-foot, photo scavenger hunt through Uptown. Thanks to all who attended! We raised $500 the children at NPH. And congrats to team Vaya Pues, who won again!


Spring Trivia Night

On April 29, 2015 we hosted our first-ever Trivia night at Summit Brewery. Over 100 people played and we raised $1,723 for education, food, healthcare, and clothes for the children at NPH! Congrats to team “Vaya Pues” who took home the gold (and a case of Summit beer!) and everyone who came! Gracias!

Ugly Sweaters for Cute Kids!

On December 6, 2014, the Upper Midwest Associate Board hosted the Ugly Sweaters for Cute Kids: Light Rail Bar Crawl in Minneapolis. The event raised nearly $1,000 and spread lots of holiday cheer. Thank you to everyone who came!

Cheers for Children!
On June 22, 2014, the newly-formed Upper Midwest Associate Board of young professionals hosted its first event – Cheers for Children: World Cup Edition! The event raised nearly $2,000 in a few short hours! The group partnered with Nomad World Pub in Minneapolis to watch the Honduras v. Ecuador World Cup game on the Jumbo-tron outside! Thanks for all who donated, attended, and cheered!


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