2020 MIDTOWN PHILLIPS
We currently partner with 8 local Phillips neighborhood non-profits to implement a variety of projects which expand the outreach within the Midtown Phillips neighborhood: Banyan Community, St. Paul's ELCA, Somali TV, Heart of the Beast Mask and Puppet Theater, MN Youth Association, KRSM Radio, New Americans Youth Soccer Club and MadDads of Minneapolis.
Click on each organization's home page below to learn more.
ST. PAUL'S ELCA
For 125+ years, St. Paul’s has served the Phillips community of south Minneapolis. Today, St. Paul’s serves in one of the youngest, poorest and most diverse communities in Minneapolis. 7,000 youth live within one mile of our church. We are in the very heart of the Latino community, with substantial populations of Somali and Native Americans, African and European-Americans.
Somali TV MN features the latest multimedia technologies, from live video streaming to audio packages to searchable archives of news features & background. Somali TV Minnesota is independently operated and owned bilingual (Somali and English) Television in Minnesota. Our mission is to enrich lives and strengthen our community through the power of media.
KRSM is a hyper-local community radio station, broadcasting out of the Phillips neighborhood. We were developed in partnership with Little Earth of United Tribes, Voices for Racial Justice, the Native American Community Development Institute, and Hope Communities Inc to amplify the voices, stories, conversations, and cultures that are misrepresented and erased in traditional media. We regularly broadcast content in 6 different languages (English, Spanish, Somali, Ojibwe, Hmong, and Haitian Creole); we share 12 hours of Native-led programming each week; and 83% of our hosts identify as Black, Indigenous, or POC. In the past year, we have aired over 300 hours of content created in partnership with local high school and middle school classrooms. We’ve helped over 100 of our neighbors launch weekly shows about health and wellness, race and identity, history, architecture, food systems, mental health, the education system, politics and community organizing, relationships, entrepreneurship, plus lots and lots of great music.
NEW AMERICANS YOUTH SOCCER CLUB
It is the mission of New American Youth Soccer club to enhance community involvement of families new to the United States by providing a safe place to learn and understand the fundamentals of soccer while promoting physical fitness, teamwork, healthy life style choices, discipline, leadership, self-confidence, and better communication skills in youth, 4-16, of all nationalities.
MAD DADS OF MINNEAPOLIS
The Minneapolis Chapter of Men Against Destruction – Defending Against Drugs and Social Disorder (MAD DADS) seeks to bring about positive change, and encourages, motivates and guides committed men and women in the struggle to save children, communities and themselves from the social ills that presently plague neighborhoods. MAD DADS employ strategies to engage parents in the intervention and prevention of community problems, and is designed to attract, challenge, and prepare them to be vocal, visible, and vigilant in restoring safe communities and healthy families.
MN YOUTH ASSOCIATION
Minnesota Youth Association (MYA) is a youth organization that focus on bringing the youth together through education, sports and friendship. MYA strives to give our youth the skills they need to thrive while having fun at the court.