2021 MIDTOWN PHILLIPS
We currently partner with several local Phillips neighborhood non-profits to implement a variety of projects which expand the outreach within the Midtown Phillips neighborhood: Banyan Community, Semilla Center for Healing and the Arts, Somali TV, KRSM Radio, New Americans Youth Soccer Club, Community Emergency Service, and Pillsbury United Communities/Waite House.
Click on each organization's home page below to learn more.
Semilla Center for Healing and the Arts
The Spanish word for “seed” is “Semilla”. Over the past 12 years, Semilla has taught over 2,300 people to create mosaics, murals, writing, photography, and drama, and installed 23 murals and over 50 artistic place makers in the Phillips community and greater Minneapolis.
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.
Community Emergency Service
Since its origin, Community Emergency Service (CES) has provided high-quality direct service to people in need. Through direct aid relief, advocacy, referral, guidance and prayer support, if desired, CES seeks to strengthen families and individuals. The goal of CES is to move them beyond crisis to financial stability, as well as emotional health, personal growth and spiritual depth.
Pillsbury United Communities/Waite House
A long-standing pillar of the vibrant Phillips Community in South Minneapolis, our Waite House neighborhood center nurtures the health, prosperity, and social capital of over 4,500 community members each year.