Jasmine Hardin, a senior in the University of Minnesota’s College of Liberal Arts, and Sheng Yang, a junior in St. Paul’s Agape High School, are student tutors in the Prepare2Nspire math program based at UROC. Learn more...
University of Minnesota students Jessica Holmes and Saron Theodros are part of an UROC-based data collection team surveying North Minneapolis as part of a $28 million Promise Neighborhood project. Learn more...
U of MN UROC engaged scholar and Ph.D. candidate Brian Lozenski challenges African American and African youth to think critically about the achievement gap. Learn more...
Critical Conversation: Art for Healing
The Role of Creativity in Trauma Recovery Thursday, April 10
5:30 Reception; 6:30 Program
Join Minneapolis-based artists and professionals — including a documentary filmmaker, a gallery curator and an art therapist — in a Critical Conversation on the healing power of art in trauma and grief recovery. The event, co-sponsored by KFAI radio, is part of UROC’s ongoing Trauma Recovery Project. Learn more.
Youth opportunities showcased at UROC's North Minneapolis Summer Resource Fair
Saturday, March 22
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Summer opportunities for youth of all ages will be showcased at UROC's family-friendly North Minneapolis Summer Resource Fair. Representatives from a wide range of summer activities—from sports to performing arts, small business and animal care—will be on hand with scholarship, registration and general information.
UROC’s Northside Job Creation Team (NSJCT) has been awarded a $65,000 grant from the Minneapolis Foundation to support its goal of attracting 1,000 sustainable living wage jobs to North Minneapolis by 2018. NSJCT is currently in discussions with business owners and community stakeholders and is actively identifying potential sites and facilities for start-up and relocation. Learn more.
In the Gallery
Artist Terry Williams draws inspiration from growing up in North Minneapolis. Through 3-D sculptural paintings, Williams documents memories ranging from his involvement in the University of Minnesota’s 4-H community gardening program to the support of a network of mentors and single mothers of the neighborhood who helped keep him safe and on a positive path. Williams, together with the Northside Arts Collective is a 2013 recipient of a Cultural Community Partnership grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. Public reception: 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, February 22.
Through March 22, 2014