Jasmine Hardin, a senior in the University of Minnesota’s College of Liberal Arts, and Sheng Yang, a junior in St. Paul’s Agape High School, are student tutors in the Prepare2Nspire math program based at UROC. Learn more...
University of Minnesota students Jessica Holmes and Saron Theodros are part of an UROC-based data collection team surveying North Minneapolis as part of a $28 million Promise Neighborhood project. Learn more...
U of MN UROC engaged scholar and Ph.D. candidate Brian Lozenski challenges African American and African youth to think critically about the achievement gap. Learn more...
Coming April 10: Art for Healing: The Role of Creativity in Trauma Recovery. Mark your calendars for a special Critical Conversation with broadcast partner KFAI community radio.
UROC’s Northside Job Creation Team (NSJCT) has been awarded a $65,000 grant from the Minneapolis Foundation to support its goal of attracting 1,000 sustainable living wage jobs to North Minneapolis by 2018. NSJCT is currently in discussions with business owners and community stakeholders and is actively identifying potential sites and facilities for start-up and relocation. Learn more.
In the Gallery
Artist Terry Williams draws inspiration from growing up in North Minneapolis. Through 3-D sculptural paintings, Williams documents memories ranging from his involvement in the University of Minnesota’s 4-H community gardening program to the support of a network of mentors and single mothers of the neighborhood who helped keep him safe and on a positive path. Williams, together with the Northside Arts Collective is a 2013 recipient of a Cultural Community Partnership grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. Public reception: 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, February 22.
Through March 22nd, 2014