News & Updates

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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New Orleans Youth Engage in Arts and Music

As local schools come to a close for the 2016-2017 school year our programs, Clark Creative Minds (CCM) and Maturing Champions in Treme′ thru Extended Learning (MCTEL) are also drawing to a close. This month, CCM students have started to turn their ideas into tangible products which includes hand painted art pieces, tie-dye clothing, desserts…

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Resident Spotlight: Ms. Falaofut Satele

In this month’s resident spotlight, we visit the Alice Griffith community in San Francisco to chat with Alice Griffith Tenant Board President Ms. Falaofut Satele.

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Alecia Leonard now Regional Director at Urban Strategies

Alecia Leonard has been promoted to Regional Director of Urban Strategies Inc. In this role, Alecia will lead sites in the Northern Region. She is also responsible for the implementation of Urban’s performance management system LEARN. Please read more in the press release. 

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Field trips and floats in New Orleans

As we move into our spring semester, Maturing Champions in Treme′ thru Extended Learning (MCTEL) continues to engage students in intentional after school programming which includes homework help and cultural and physical enrichment. One of the most recent activities that we facilitated with youth was a float decorating contest which marked the beginning of Mardi…

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