News & Events

Community Day 2016: Celebrating Partnership

Community Day descriptive flyer

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.

Dameun Strange and Innovative Philanthropy

Dameun Strange holds a conductor's baton

Dameun Strange joined the Bush Foundation’s Ron McKinley Philanthropy Fellowship in 2015 as part of an inaugural cohort of philanthropy leaders. A member of the foundation’s Community Innovation Program, Strange works to fund creative community problem-solving projects that drive collaborative, asset-based innovation in the Twin Cities and throughout Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and 23 Native nations.

Power to Quit

Dr. Okuyemi speaks to "Power to Quit" participants

Smoking is debilitating to any population, but it can be downright devastating to the more than 70 percent of homeless people who smoke. In addition to being deadly, the habit is often tied to other substance abuse issues, which can reinforce cycles of homelessness and dependency.