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About CAPI

CAPI USA, founded in 1982, is an immigrant-led nonprofit organization with a staff that is dedicated to helping Minnesota’s refugees, immigrants, and native-born low-income community members gain access to jobs, housing, food, health education, and senior social services in order to promote economic independence, self-determination, and social equality.

The CAPI food shelf was the primary source of service when our organization came together, providing culturally-specific food to refugees arriving in Minnesota in the aftermath of the Vietnam War; however, as the needs of our communities expanded so did CAPI’s services. Over the past decade, the immigrant population has more than tripled in the Brooklyn Center area. This data, and the desire to make our services increasingly accessible, drove the decision to establish CAPI’s Immigrant Opportunity Center (IOC) in the northwest region of the Twin Cities in 2018. Within 3 miles of the IOC, there are an estimated 45,127 residents of color including African American/African (23,738), Asian (11,000), Latinx (6,072), Native American (895), and multiple races (3,422). 

Today at our IOC in Brooklyn Center, CAPI houses our Basic Needs services, Economic Empowerment programs, and Civic Engagement initiatives. Our Career Pathways and Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) services can also be accessed at our 2nd location on East Lake Street in Minneapolis. Our inclusive and integrated services range from our food shelf to financial coaching, employment services to home buying workshops, community gardening to Hmong senior outings. 

Through 41 years of societal, cultural, and political change, our desire remains the same: to see our participants flourish and to build a stronger community together.

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Education Health Community Economic Development Humanitarian Aid

BIPOC Serving

BIPOC Serving




5930 Brooklyn Boulevard
Brooklyn Center, MN 55429


612 721 0122

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