University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota
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Building stronger
  urban communities

in partnership with
    North Minneapolis

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2001 Plymouth Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55411
612-626-UROC (8762)

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About UROC

Expanding the University's Commitment
to Urban Communities

As one of the very few land-grant research universities located in an urban setting in the United States, the University of Minnesota has made a priority of discovering solutions to the many complex issues facing urban communities. Reflecting that vision is the University of Minnesota Robert J. Jones Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC), housed in a renovated building in North Minneapolis in the heart of a highly diverse community.

A new model for university-community engagement and urban problem solving, the center is home to a dozen University programs committed to research and problem-solving in authentic and engaged partnership with individuals and organizations in Northside communities.

The University's Urban Research and Outreach Engagement Center (UROC) is in a phase of growth and development in its University-owned building at 2001 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis.

Through UROC, the University of Minnesota is continuing to promote ongoing engagement with the people, organizations, and communities of North Minneapolis. This includes regular monthly meetings of the University Northside Partnership Community Affairs Committee as a forum for hearing ideas and concerns.


The University of Minnesota UROC building at Plymouth and Penn avenues in North Minneapolis is open Monday–Friday
from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Office for Public Engagement