We are a neighborhood movement refusing to let hopelessness win.
Entire generations of families lack access to economic, social, and spiritual capital. We are fighting relentlessly to change that. Still, here are some of the harsh realities in the blocks surrounding our South Minneapolis campus:
Poverty = Achievement Gap
Just 16% of students-of-color graduating from local high schools go on to get a college degree and/or a fulfilling career.
Poverty = Parenting Gap
62% of households are headed by single mothers. 42% of those mothers lack a high school diploma. 50% don't speak English.
Poverty = Health & Nutrition Gap
98% of students get free or reduced lunch. The USDA designated our area as a food desert. Few kids get 60+ min of activity daily.