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By tracking and analyzing trends in areas that affect our quality of life, Compass gives everyone in our state – policymakers, business and community leaders, and concerned individuals who live and work here – a common foundation to act on issues to improve our communities. More >


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Heads of households who are American Indian or Of Color are more likely to be cost-burdened by housing than White (non-Hispanic) heads of households in North Dakota.

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photoHeart-n-Soul Community Cafe: A place where all are welcome to enjoy a local, healthy, and delicious meal no matter their ability to pay

Leola Daul is the Founder of the first community cafe in North Dakota, Heart-n-Soul Community Cafe. The Heart-n-Soul Community Cafe originated from a love of finding the best in people in the community and great local food! Growing up in a family with many traditions and acts of caring from sharing a meal prepared from scratch with love, Leola has memories of food bringing family, friends, and even strangers together. Leola graduated from North Dakota State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics and a major in Child Development. Throughout her career, she has partnered with parents and the community to advocate for emotional, social, and academic success for children. She has worked with strength-based goal setting for families and focused on building partnerships with the community to break down barriers for all individuals. Her desire to meet the needs of all in the community is reflected in her work with the Heart-n-Soul Community Cafe. Leola is excited and passionate about growing the Community Cafe with the support and partnerships from a variety of stakeholders in the community. In this article Leola details the Heart-n-Soul Community Cafe and all that it offers to the Fargo-Moorhead Community.

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