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