Category archive: News

Bienville Basin E-Camp finishes second year of camp

On June 5, 2017, Excellence, Encouragement, and Education (E-Camp) began with 20 participants ages 14 to 18 years old at Bienville Basin and concluded on July 14th with participants and their families along with Urban Strategies staff members present at the culminating activity. Participants were primarily Bienviile Basin residents and attend middle and high schools…

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Urban Welcomes Tyronda Minter as Education Director

Tyronda Minter has joined Urban Strategies, Inc. as the Education Director. In her role, Minter will lead development of the organization’s results-based national education agenda. She will also provide technical assistance and training to local staff and community partners working to close the achievement gap for vulnerable families and children residing in affordable housing communities across the…

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Resident Spotlight: Said Ahmed Nur

In this month’s resident spotlight, we visit the Heritage Park community in Minneapolis to chat with youth leader and Green Garden Bakery member, Said Ahmed Nur.  

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Urban Welcomes Kristie Stutler as Southern Regional Director

Kristie Stutler recently joined Urban Strategies as regional director where she will be responsible for providing leadership and direction to the programmatic sites in the southern region. Among the sites under her supervision is the recently awarded HUD Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant in the Beecher Terrace neighborhood in Louisville. Welcome Kristie! Read the full press…

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Green Garden Bakery and Beyond

The youth of Minneapolis’ Heritage Park are receiving grants and well deserved media buzz on their growing labor of love. The North News featured their story and we couldn’t be more proud of their work. We’ve provided the story below or you can read the full newspaper here: 170525_North News_Final, with their story beginning on page…

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Women Who WOW

The “Women Who WOW” event took place with the Beecher Terrace Housing Authority at the Baxter Community Center.  This event was our community engagement initiative for the month of May and it gave the team an opportunity to uplift women who lived within the community.  The team also honored and highlighted 9 women for various achievements…

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