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, October 26 | 5:30 - 6:30 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.

Dates & Times
Tuesday, November 7 | 6 - 7:30 pm

Urban Ventures' Colin Powell Center
2924 Fourth Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55408


Leadership Breakfast

Enjoy a complimentary catered breakfast with other supporters and partners. Urban Ventures CEO Dave Hawn and others from our leadership team will present a report on our new strategic plan and promise to the community: To do everything it takes to prepare and send every child in our neighborhood to college or vocational training.

Date & Time
Thursday, November 9 I 7:30 - 8:45 am

Urban Ventures' Colin Powell Center
2924 4th Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN 55408


Please RSVP Below:

Questions: contact Andrew Lonsbury at 612.545.9880


Urban Ventures Holiday Boutique

The second annual Urban Ventures Holiday Boutique is a pop-up marketplace featuring local and socially-minded businesses. Get your holiday shopping done, hang out with Urban Ventures youth and families, and know you’re making a difference while you’re at it!

Dates & Times
Saturday, December 9 | 10 am - 2 pm

Urban Ventures' Youth Center (The Hub)
3016 4th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55408

Past Events

Inspire Women's Luncheon

Inspire is a time for 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 19, 2017   |   11:30 am-1:00 pm
Location: Urban Ventures: The Hub
3016 4th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55408


CityKid Greenway Cafe Opening

Celebrate the summer opening of The CityKid Greenway Cafe: a community gathering place that provides cold beverages and fresh produce. 

Cafe Summer Opening 
June 27, 2017  |    3:30 pm-6 pm

CityKid Greenway Cafe, located adjacent to the Midtown Greenway bike path at 5th Ave. S.

Regular Cafe Hours
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 3:30 - 6 pm
Wednesdays: 11:30 am - 6 pm

Vegetable Pick Up Starts on July 5
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 3:30 - 6 pm

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


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