Urban Ventures

A nonprofit organization

$5,327 raised by 30 donors

100% complete

$5,000 Goal

Cradle-to-Career: transformation that lasts generations

Last year, people like you helped us rebuild Lake Street businesses and restore hope in our community after the compounding crises of Covid-19 and the murder of George Floyd ravaged our neighborhood. You helped us have an immediate impact, now we're asking you to help us make a long-lasting one.

Urban Ventures provides cradle-to-career support for youth and families in one of Minneapolis' most under-resourced neighborhoods. We have a big audacious goal to prepare and send every child in our neighborhood to college or another form of postsecondary education. Such a goal requires many programs working together to serve the whole family the whole way from cradle to career. Some of those programs include:

  • A newly opened early learning center, so local kids are kindergarten-ready
  • An after-school program, so students can get academic support and tutoring in reading an math
  • An Innovation Center, so youth can explore and learn STEM skills
  • A music and recording studio, so kids can explore their artistic expression
  • Mentorship programs, so students never feel like they have to do it alone
  • An urban farm, so families have access to natural and nutritious food
  • Parenting classes, supporting families as they create healthy habits at home
  • College scholarships, removing financial barriers to postsecondary education
  • And many more programs to support every stage of life 

Over the last year demand for our programs has increased. Your gift allows us to expand our capacity and serve more families. You can help us get kids and their families off of the waiting list and into our cradle-to-career pipeline of support. We can't do it with you!

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Organization name

Urban Ventures

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Education Children & Family Community

BIPOC community

BIPOC serving


2924 4th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55408



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