Little Earth Residents Association Inc

A nonprofit organization

2,089 Donors

 Founded in 1973, Little Earth is the only American Indian preference public housing community in the United States.

See our profile in the New York Times for a deeper understanding of the realities facing urban based Native Americans.



YouthBuild/Build Leaders Program - Training in financial literacy and job acquisition skills through apprenticeships. 

Education Continuum - supporting students from early education through college to ensure higher graduation rates.

College Prep - coordinates between schools and families to ensure students receive needed support in high school and building the necessary life skills to be successful in college.

Red Bears Athletics - Little Earth youth sports program with the reigning Minneapolis City Champions in baseball and basketball.

Youth Development Center (YDC) – A holistic after-school educational center for Little Earth students.

Teen Center – onsite after school space, offers programs to support youth in making constructive life decisions.

Omniciye - onsite Hennepin County Social Services and unique programs to fit to needs of the residents while empowering and supporting families towards holistic living.

Community Safety Program - partnership with the Minneapolis Police Department

Little Earth Organic Urban Farm - resident run onsite urban farm that produces roughly 500 lbs of fruits and vegetables that are given to the community each year.

Volunteer Program – Through volunteerism, residents gain a conduit to job skills, life skills and building human capital within the Indian community.





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Little Earth Residents Association Inc

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2495 18th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404



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