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Welcome to UROC

Located in North Minneapolis, the Robert J. Jones Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC) links the University of Minnesota in vital public partnership with urban communities to advance learning, improve quality of life, and discover breakthrough solutions to critical problems. Since opening its doors in 2009, UROC has worked to build thriving, innovative, and respectful collaborations, create new models of urban and community development, and strengthen the University as a vital engaged 21st century university serving the public good.


Fernando Burga
Zoom screenshot from banking and lending
Voices of the Future: Linking Historical Trauma, Ambiguous Loss, and Financial Decision Making Among African American Families research team
Slow Roll cyclists gather at Theodore Wirth Regional Park for a ride to the George Floyd memorial.
Robert Jones

News Highlights

UROC celebrates FLOW Northside Arts Crawl with gallery events July 28-30

UROC celebrates this year's FLOW Northside Arts Crawl with free activities centered in its current art exhibits and a special event with Twin Cities artist Don Walker. Hosted by the West Broadway Business and Area Coalition, FLOW is a three-day…

U of M hosts Juneteenth march, celebration in North Minneapolis—noon to 6 p.m., Saturday, June 18

The U of M will host is inaugural Juneteenth Celebration —Was Is Will Be Honoring Our Black Past, Black Present, Black Future—on Saturday, June 18, 2022. The event will begin with a commemorative march at noon from Willard Park at 1626 Queen Ave. N…

Caring for Our Elders: Exploring Cultural Approaches to Elder Care in Minnesota—4 p.m. Tuesday, May 31 via Zoom

The growth and longevity of our aging population presents opportunities, as well as challenges for Minnesota's elders, their families, and friends. Hear from University and community experts, advocates, and practitioners on the role culture and…