Urban Ventures

A nonprofit organization

$17,060 raised by 60 donors

68% complete

$25,000 Goal

Cradle-to-Career: transformation that lasts generations

Last year, your donations helped us serve over 3,000 individuals. The needs of our community are great, but you are helping us make a meaningful difference. This year, we will serve over 4,000 families students and families with your help. 

Urban Ventures provides cradle-to-career support for youth and families in one of the most under-resourced neighborhoods in Minneapolis. 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
  • A literacy intervention program, so students can catch up to grade-level reading
  • 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 programs We can't do it without you!

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Organization name

Urban Ventures

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Education Children & Family Community

BIPOC Serving

BIPOC Serving


2924 4th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55408



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