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Community empowered.

Urban Ventures provides cradle-to-career support for youth and families in one of Minneapolis' most under-resourced neighborhoods.

 

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A Heartwarming Night,
A Bright Future

What does it look like when students receive the opportunity to pursue their dreams? On a Tuesday night in South Minneapolis it looked like an auditorium filled at capacity to celebrate 51 teenagers on their way to college.

Families, mentors, teachers, and neighbors gathered at Urban Ventures to recognize the fifth year of Act Six cadres.


About Urban Ventures

25 YEARS    |   FAITH-BASED    |    EMPOWERMENT    |    FAMILY    |    COMMUNITY    |    HOLISTIC

Urban Ventures works alongside 50+ local partners to address opportunity gaps in academics, nutrition, physical activity, parenting resources, and more—all with the overarching goal to prepare and send every youth in our neighborhood to college or postsecondary education.

 
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ONE BIG GOAL:
To break the cycle of poverty by sending every child in our neighborhood to college.

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THREE THINGS:
Mind, body, and heart. Holistic growth sets Urban Ventures apart.

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FIVE STAGES:
A cradle-to-career pipeline of support for kids and their families.

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TEN METRICS:
We measure our progress and make adjustments to ensure success.

 
 
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Download the program guide!

Sign up for email updates from Urban Ventures, and you'll also receive a free digital copy of our 2019 Summer Program Catalog.

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The latest: what’s new at blog.urbanventures.org

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Just up the street…

How David Gholar went from being homeless to a community benefactor -- the story of a single life reflecting the change of an entire neighborhood..

Couples strengthen their commitment through communication, romance and ceremony at this Saturday retreat.

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An inside look at our internal staff memos

As a staff family, we're constantly sharing quick updates on what's happening inside our programs. You can read these memos, too!

 
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Want to help?
Here's where to start...

 

Join our community of prayer partners.

Change lives
year-round.

Volunteer at
Urban Ventures.

Buy products that support our programs.

Engage your family and friends.

See transformation in action.

 

Urban Ventures is made possible by individual donors who believe in our mission. We continue our work thanks to the generosity of people like you. We are so grateful for your support. Thank you!

 


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