Urban Ventures exists to close the gaps that perpetuate urban poverty.
In the blocks surrounding our south Minneapolis campus:
Median household income is $16,461. Unemployment is more than four times the Minnesota average.
Nearly 70% of students of color drop out of high school. Just 16% of those who graduate get a college degree.
62% of households are headed by single mothers. 42% of those mothers lack a high school diploma.
Health & Nutrition Gap
98% of students qualify for free or reduced lunch. The USDA designated our area as a food desert.