Welcome to UROC

We invite you to spend a little time getting to know us and learn about what makes UROC tick. UROC is a University of Minnesota research center, but it’s also an important resource for the North Minneapolis community. It’s a gathering place for local residents, an educational and cultural setting, and a living laboratory where the community and University researchers work together to improve the lives of those in urban areas.


The Robert J. Jones Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center is a unit of the University of Minnesota Office for Public Engagement within the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost.

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Economic Development and Urban Communities: A Quality of Life Conversation—Thursday, Nov. 17

Join residents, business executives, and community leaders in a UROC Critical Conversation on Economic Development and Urban Communities: A Quality of Life Conversation at 6 p.m. Thursday, November 17. The event will explore the connection between public and private investment in North Minneapolis and other urban communities and its impact on individual and community health, prosperity, and quality of life.

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Community Day 2016: Celebrating Partnership

Join friends, community leaders, and University staff at the sixth annual UROC Community Day, an annual open house celebration of University-community partnerships. Meet the University staff and community partners behind UROC's Northside-based programs, tour the building and gallery, and enjoy free breakfast from local Minneapolis vendors.

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Thu, Dec 15, 2016
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Trauma Recovery Project Ceremony
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Mon, Dec 5, 2016
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Twist + Sprout-Cultivating Healthier Childcare
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Sat, Dec 3, 2016
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Witness Creative Writing Workshop
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