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...
Watch UROC Community Day 2013 program: Accountability and Transparency. UROC executive director Heidi Barajas hosted this year's Community Day program with guests Kwanzaa Community Church co-pastor Alika Galloway, University of Minnesota president Eric Kaler, provost Karen Hanson, vice president for equity and diversity Katrice Albert and vice provost for student affairs Danita Brown Young.
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
In Collard Greens Manifesto, visual artist Seitu Jones takes us on a parallel journey of his ancestors and the plants he holds dear. The exhibit's drawings, paintings, pottery, and living growing plants, compel us to ponder a greener existence—and explore creating a manifesto of our own. Public reception: 1 p.m., Saturday, December 7.
October 17, 2013 through January 2, 2014