Community Events
& Fundraisers



Family Fair

Come and enjoy this time of fun and food! Bring your children and other families too! No need to register. Everyone welcome!

Date & Time
Saturday, April 29, 2017   I  11 am - 1 pm
Urban Ventures' Colin Powell Center
2924 Fourth Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55408

Poverty Simulation

Poverty means making hard choices. Have you ever had to decide between paying rent and buying groceries or had to tell your kids that they can't play sports because it's too expensive?

Attend a poverty simulation to gain a better understanding Sign up as an individual or a family to gain a deeper understanding, together, of the challenges facing those living in poverty.

Date & Time
Tuesday, May 9, 2017   I   5 - 7 pm
Urban Ventures' Colin Powell Center
2924 Fourth Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55408


2017 Urban Golf Classic

Think Spring!  Register now for our annual Urban Golf Classic. Spend a day at Minnesota Valley Country Club while golfing for a good cause. 

Pick when you play: sign up for either the AM or PM round. Each round will be first come, first served. 

All-access course passes: each pass includes 4 on-course games, 2 mulligans and an extra drink ticket (per golfer)

Date & Time:
Monday, May 22, 2017   I   7:30 am & 1:30 pm
Minnesota Valley Country Club
6300 Auto Club Road
Bloomington, MN 55438

Campus Tour

Get your behind-the-scenes look at Urban Ventures' mission in action by attending one of our campus tours!

See up close how Urban Ventures is building a city without urban poverty. Get immersed in the rich history of our neighborhood and UV's vision for the future.

Dates & Time
The April campus tour date has not yet been set, but will be soon. Check back in a few days.
Urban Ventures' Colin Powell Center
2924 Fourth Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55408

Past Events




Urban Hour

Urban Hour is back {by popular demand} and it's going to be a fun event at a cool new location - Lakes & Legends Brewing Company!

Bring some friends, grab a drink and some food, listen to sweet tunes, take a brewery tour AND learn how Urban Ventures is working to see a city without Urban Poverty!

Date & Time
Monday, April 10, 2017   I   5:30 - 8:30 pm
Lakes & Legends Brewing Company
1368 Lasalle Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403


Act Six Community Celebration

Join family, friends and community members as we celebrate the third group of 25+ Twin Cities' Act Six scholars. Meet the cadre of leaders who want to use their college education to make a difference on campus and in their home communities. 

Date & Time
Tuesday, March 14    |   6 - 8 pm
Location: Colin Powell Youth Leadership Center
2924 Fourth Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55408

Holiday Boutique

Join us this season for our 1st annual pop-up shop for a good cause, with all profits going to Urban Ventures programs!

Order your gift boxes, stock up on coffee and cross gifts off your holiday list, all for a good cause.

Date & Time: Saturday, December 3  | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: The HUB, 3016 4th Avenue South, MInneapolis

Rooted: Fall Event

Twenty-four years ago, Urban Ventures planted roots into one of the worst corners in Minneapolis. Today, we are still on that same corner, and we are winning.  Rooted is your invitation to take action against the violence, racial strife, and dividedness plaguing our city.

Date & Time: Thursday, November 3, 2016    |    6:00 - 8:30 pm
Location: Urban Ventures' Colin Powell Center, 2924 Fourth Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55408

INSPIRE: Women's Luncheon

Inspire is a time for professional women to gather and rally behind the amazing moms and daughters that are building a better future—one family at a time—through Urban Ventures.

Date & Time: Wednesday, July 20, 2016   |   11:30 am-1 pm
Location: Urban Ventures' The Hub, 3016 Fourth Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55408


CityKid Greenway Cafe Launch

Celebrate the grand opening of The CityKid Greenway Cafe: a community gathering place that provides cold beverages and fresh produce, plus free summer meals for kids. 

Date & Time: July 9, 2016  |   Stop by between 10 am-2 pm
Location: CityKid Greenway Cafe, located adjacent to the Midtown Greenway big path at 5th Ave. S.


Older Events

Siempre Padres Family Picnic

The Siempre Padres Family Picnic was an opportunity for Latino families to come together to build community, share a meal, and play games.

Held June 29, 2016
Powderhorn Park, Minneapolis

Urban Hour Happy Hour

Urban Hour provided a space for young professionals to hang out, enjoy live music and introduce the broader Twin Cities community to Urban Ventures' work in Minneapolis.

Held April 26, 2016
Bauhaus Brew Labs, NE Minneapolis

iLUNCH: Social Enterprise

The iLUNCH was a conversation about how Urban Ventures' social enterprise platform, CityKid Enterprises, is pioneering new solutions in the fight against hunger and food insecurity.

Held March 3, 2016
Colin Powell Youth Leadership Center

Community Day on the Greenway

The Community Day on the Greenway provided an opportunity to tour the CityKid hydroponic greenhouse; participate in crafts and games; and sample simple, delicious, and affordable food.

Held May 21, 2016
CityKid Farm (5th Avenue S. and the Midtown Greenway)

Urban Golf Classic

The annual Urban Golf Classic is a great time to inaugurate the golf season, hit the course and raise support for UV programs.

Held Monday, May 23, 2016   |   7:30 am & 1:30 pm shotgun
Minnesota Valley Country Club, Bloomington