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Community empowered.

Urban Ventures provides cradle-to-career support for youth and families in one of Minneapolis' most under-resourced neighborhoods.

 

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About Urban Ventures

25 YEARS    |   FAITH-BASED    |    EMPOWERMENT    |    FAMILY    |    COMMUNITY    |    HOLISTIC

Urban Ventures works alongside 50+ local partners to address opportunity gaps in academics, nutrition, physical activity, parenting resources, and more—all with the overarching goal to prepare and send every youth in our neighborhood to college or postsecondary education.

 
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ONE BIG GOAL:
To break the cycle of poverty by sending every child in our neighborhood to college.

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THREE THINGS:
Mind, body, and heart. Holistic growth sets Urban Ventures apart.

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FIVE STAGES:
A cradle-to-career pipeline of support for kids and their families.

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TEN METRICS:
We measure our progress and make adjustments to ensure success.

 
 
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The latest: what’s new at blog.urbanventures.org

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Parenting Again

When N’Korey was four years old Tammy was asked to take complete custody and raise him. “I didn’t have to think about it.”

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Writing Her Next Chapter

Monica is involved in the Literacy Initiative. The pilot program is part of Urban Ventures’ goal of sending every child in the core area to college or technical school.

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An inside look at our internal staff memos

As a staff family, we're constantly sharing quick updates on what's happening inside our programs. You can read these memos, too!

 
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Urban Ventures is 85% supported by individual donors who believe in our mission. We continue our work thanks to the generosity of people like you. We are so grateful for your support. Thank you!

 


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