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.

EXPANDING THE UNIVERSITY’S
COMMITMENT TO URBAN COMMUNITIES

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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Financial Education for Families

University of Minnesota Extension Educator Sharon Powell discusses budgeting with a client at UROC. 

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Northside Shuttle pilot project

UROC is partnering with Pillsbury United Services, Raising Places, and Greater Good Studios to offer the U Circulate Pilot, a free bus service that will serve as a trial run for a potential North Minneapolis transportation option.

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2018 President's Community-Engaged Scholar Award

College of Education and Human Development Associate Professor Lesa Covington Clarkson has been selected to receive the

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UROC's Neighborhood U—free, family events that connect the U to the North Side

Beginning in April 2018, UROC’s Neighborhood U will features family-friendly performances and demonstrations by University of Minnesota researchers on a range of fun and helpful topics. Get a close-up look at planets and stars, learn how a solar car works, try yoga, grow your own food, write a great resume and much more! Visit UROC's Facebook page for performance times and dates.  

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Upcoming

EVENTS

Wed, Jun 13, 2018
5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Metro Transit - Penn Avenue Improvements Project: Monthly Community Construction Meeting
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Thu, May 31, 2018
5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
One Family One Community: Housing Renters Forum
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Sat, May 5, 2018
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
UROC Gallery: IN THE SPIRIT OF OUR MOTHERS: AFRICAN & CUBAN SPIRITUAL DIASPORA IN AMERICA
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