UROC Projects and Programs

These are projects and programs initiated and led by UROC staff in partnership with community members.

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Critical Conversation Series

UROC Critical Conversations is a series of public discussions that bring together scholars, activists, historians, artists, and community leaders who address urban issues and ideas.

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Josie R. Johnson UROC Dissertation Fellows

UROC provides support for a co-hort of doctoral students who use engagement as part of their practice.

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Northside Job Creation Team (NJCT)

The Northside Job Creation Team set a goal of attracting 1,000 jobs to North Minneapolis by 2019. The team uses research to identify businesses that match the employee profile of North Minneapolis and develops partnerships to encourage businesses to relocate or expand here.

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The Plymouth Penn Partnership

The Penn Plymouth Partnership seeks to catalyze new investments in the people, places, and institutions around the Penn/Plymouth intersection.

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UROC Project Documentation

The UROC Documentation Project is an annual update of the work that UROC and its affiliates are conducting with community. A major part of UROC’s mission and budget is dedicated to providing an environment for initiating and nurturing collaborative work between many different parts of the University and North Minneapolis community. This involves operating an efficient and welcoming facility for both large and small projects, and may involve providing advice and support on strategies for engaging residents.

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YoUthROC

Based in the University of Minnesota College of Education and Human Development, YoUthROC is a community and University-connected youth research team that supports the growth of Youth Participatory Action Research and is committed to youth, kinship, and racial justice in education. The team centers Black, indigenous, and people of color youth and other marginalized communities.

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