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    The Nice Ride Neighborhood Program is growing in North Minneapolis with support from UROC and other community partners.
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  • Living Greens Farms

    Faribault-based Living Greens Farms is working with UROC’s NJCT on a second facility in North Minneapolis.
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  • Robert J. Jones

    The University celebrates UROC Community Day with Robert J. Jones Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center naming dedication ceremony Learn more...

  • Middle school students with the University of Minnesota's Urban 4-H Youth Development—a UROC-based resident program

    Middle school students with the University of Minnesota's Urban 4-H Youth Development—a UROC-based resident program—investigate the curious behavior of crows in winter. Learn more...

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UROC Awarded Bush Foundation Grant
UROC's Trauma Recovery Project has been awarded a 2015 Bush Foundation Community Innovation Grant to continue work in addressing issues of childhood trauma in North Minneapolis families.

The Raising of America: Minnesota’s Early Childhood Challenges and Opportunities

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
The event is free and open to the public, but registration is requested.

Join policy makers, practitioners and early childhood education experts and advocates in a UROC Critical Conversation on how a strong start for all Minnesota children can lead to a healthier, prosperous and more equitable state. The interactive event will feature a screening of episode two of the new documentary series The Raising of America: Early Childhood and the Future of Our Nation, airing nationwide on public television stations this fall. Learn more.


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In the Gallery

Fathers and Daughters

Photographs, text and mixed-media artwork by father-daughter pairs
Through September 30, 2015

Bill Cottman and Kenna Cottman together with Don Getsug and Robin Getsug, "Fathers and Daughter" explores the intricacies and intimacies of father-daughter relationships and the visual spectrum of work produced when artists are asked to reflect on their familial ties. Opening reception: Thursday, July 30 5:30 to 8 p.m. Free and open to the public.