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. goo.gl/LjfM7N
LITTLE EARTH PROGRAMS
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.