Community Day on the Greenway

As the season starts to really rock on the Greenway, Urban Ventures Community Day celebrates the nutritious deliciousness of our Greenway Cafe by offering samples of fresh produce, pizza (new this year), cold press coffee made from our own CityKid Java beans, and kombucha. This is when CSA holders and Neighborhood Harvest Share recipients get all the information on their weekly bags of fresh produce. There will be games and art projects for the kiddos too -- so bring the whole family! Free To Public!

Date & Time
Saturday, June 10, 2017   I   11 am-1 pm
CityKid Greenway Cafe
Adjacent to the Midtown Greenway bike path at 5th Ave. S.

CityKid Greenway Cafe Grand Opening is June 27 at 3:30


iLUNCH: Social Enterprise

June's iLUNCH  kicks off the the harvest season of the produce from Urban Ventures' local farms. Join us for tasty food and discussion about enterprises that provide fresh food sources, employment, and education for the Phillips and Central communities. 

Date & Time:
 June 13   I   12 – 1:30 PM
CityKid Greenway Cafe

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
Thursday, June 22, 2017   I   5 - 7 pm
Urban Ventures' Colin Powell Center
2924 Fourth Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55408

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
Thursday, May 25, 5:30-6:30 pm
Tuesday, June 27, 5:30-6:30 pm
Urban Ventures' Colin Powell Center
2924 Fourth Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55408

Past Events


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




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.