University-Community Partnerships

These partnerships meet at UROC. They have been initiated by community members or University personnel seeking collaborative approaches to pressing urban issues.

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Center for Antiracism Research for Health Equity

Research designed to advance solutions to health issues important to all Minnesota communities.

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Community Engagement to Advance Research and Community Health—CEARCH

Community Engagement to Advance Research and Community Health is the community engagement core of the University of Minnesota’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute.

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Division of Race and Equity - ReCast

ReCast’s work encompasses healing and training, shared decision making, youth leadership development, and trauma healing services among staff and residents.

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Growing North Minneapolis

Growing North Minneapolis is a committed multicultural collaboration between the community of North Minneapolis and the University of Minnesota that focuses on youth and the community with a lens on urban agriculture to provide food to the community and healing to all.

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Hennepin Healthcare Pediatric Mobile Clinic: Promoting Vaccine Confidence in the Community

We are a committed multicultural collaboration between the community of North Minneapolis and the University of Minnesota that focuses on youth and the community with a lens on urban agriculture to provide food to the community and healing to all.

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Individual Growth and Development Indicators—IGDI Age 3

The Hennepin Healthcare Pediatric Mobile Clinic will work with an evaluation partner to conduct a community needs assessment to determine values, beliefs and attitudes of vaccines, vaccine providers and vaccine policy. Findings from the assessment will direct communication strategies of various media modalities to promote vaccine confidence to align with back-to-school season for children and their families. In addition to promoting vaccine confidence the Hennepin Healthcare Pediatric Mobile Clinic will provide vaccines through the mobile unit at trusted community spaces that community members identify, if traditional healthcare facilities are not accessible or trusted.

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Individual Growth and Development Indicators —IGDI APEL (Spanish)

The Individual Growth and Development Indicators (IGDIs) measurement system, IGDIs – PK3 project built tools to assess the language and literacy development of three-year-olds. These measures will result in improvements in school readiness for preschool children by providing an age appropriate assessment from age three to kindergarten entry.

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Leadership Minor

The University of Minnesota’s Leadership Minor is working with the Seeds to Harvest collaborative on a host of issues, including:  youth literacy, voting registration, census completion, mask distributions, service projects, food deliveries, youth activities and communications.

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Prepare2Nspire

Prepare2Nspire is a near-peer mathematics tutoring and mentoring project. Middle and high school students meet weekly throughout the academic year to support each other in the learning of mathematics and the preparation for post-secondary opportunities.

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Progress Monitoring English IGDIs

Progress Monitoring Individual Growth and Development Indicators (PM-IGDIs) developed a set of tools to assess young children’s language and literacy skills at frequent intervals and depict performance trajectories over time to aid in identifying children in need of intervention. Specifically, PM-IGDIs examined four-and five-year-olds’ phonological awareness, oral language, alphabet knowledge and comprehension.

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Progress Monitoring Spanish IGDIs

Progress Monitoring Individual Growth and Development Indicators – Spanish – Individual Growth and Development Indicators (PM – S – IGDIs) will develop a set of tools to frequently measure Spanish early language and literacy performance of young Spanish-English Dual Language Learners. PM-S-IGDIs will examine four and five-year-olds’ Spanish phonological awareness, oral language and alphabet knowledge.

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Second Chance Saturdays

Second Chance Saturday is an expungement clinic event hosted by law students at the University of Minnesota Law School in conjunction with local attorneys. We provide an open forum to ask questions and determine eligibility about expungement. We will also help you decide how to proceed and sometimes can help fill out the expungement paperwork.

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Seeds to Harvest

The Seeds to Harvest Coalition is a community-based service organization made up of over 30 community agencies and organizations. Seeds to Harvest is dedicated to responding to the effects of the Covid-19 epidemic and the civil unrest.

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