North Minneapolis Greenway Outreach Partners
The Alliance for Metropolitan Stability is the City’s key partner in leading greenway outreach efforts. AMS and the City are providing microgrants to the partners listed below to conduct their own outreach activities in the spring and early summer of 2014. These partners were selected through an application process that was led by AMS, and funding decisions were made by a committee of residents.
Funded Outreach Partners
Organization: Hispanic Advocacy and Community Empowerment through Research (HACER)
- Project Title: Data Collection and Community Outreach of the Latino/Hispanic Community in North Minneapolis
- Project Description: HACER will engage and collect input from Latino residents of north Minneapolis through door-knocking and events.
Organization: Hmong American Mutual Assistance Association (HAMAA)
- Project Description: Door knock Hmong family houses on the day of the Open Streets event to let them know about the Greenway project and to invite them to a meeting to learn more and share their input.
Organization: Hmong American Partnership
- Project Title: In Focus: N. MPLS Greenway
- Project Description:The In Focus: N. MPLS Greenway project will recruit Asian American/Pacific Islander youth interested in learning about media arts and leadership skills, through a media art-based service-learning project focused on informing the public about the proposed Greenway, collecting feedback from community members, and broadly sharing the information with community members and decision-makers.
Organization: Jordan Area Community Council
- Project Title: The Greenway Experience: Making My Neighborhood Work For Me
- Project Description: This is a grassroots-driven community engagement project designed for Jordan renters, homeowners and business owners to actively participate in creating a greenway blueprint for their neighborhood. These stakeholders will be given an opportunity to determine the impact of a greenway, support or oppose the project, and take the lead on designing what is best for their neighborhood.
Organization: Lao Assistance Center of Minnesota (LACM)
- Project Title: Lao Greenway Project
- Project Description: LACM will facilitate 3 group meetings (total 30 people); meet 1:1 with 20 additional people; recruit 8-10 Lao community members to participate in Greenway Experience (Open Streets), and translate as necessary.
Organization: Major Taylor Bicycling Club of Minnesota
- Project Title: Northside Thursday Night Rides
- Project Description: This project will educate and engage Northside residents by participating in Thursday night bicycle rides along proposed greenway. In addition, a half day information booth staffed by Major Taylor members at the YMCA Heritage facility about proposed North greenway extension.
Organization: Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition
- Project Title: North Minneapolis Greenway Experience
- Project Description: The Coalition is working with local partners to host an Open Streets event on the proposed route of the North Minneapolis Greenway May 31, 2014. The main goal of the North Minneapolis Greenway Open Streets event is to give area residents a chance to experience the proposed route car-free to inspire support and ideas for creating a permanent greenway. We would work to have some elements from the event continue for weeks or months as a demonstration.
Organization: Minneapolis Highrise Representative Council
- Project Title: Hamilton Manor Greenway Experience Project
- Project Description: This project will provide outreach about the North Minneapolis Greenway to the 220 public housing residents at Hamilton Manor and gather their input on the proposed route, designs and overall concept. Three-four resident leaders will be recruited and trained to assist with engagement of their fellow residents which will occur through small meetings (resident council officers and Project Lookout volunteers), large gatherings (either in conjunction with resident council meetings or separately), and provision of project information and assistance with completing surveys during hours that Project Lookout volunteers conduct visitor sign-ins at the building entrance.
Organization: Minneapolis Peace Collaborative
- Project Title: Family Day and 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament
- Project Description: The project will consist of a family event that includes a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, free food, prizes, health screenings, Double Dutch competition, live music, and games. The plans for engagement will consist or door knocking, utilizing the faith-based community (New Salem), community news letters, and marketing through local businesses. The Project leaders will also attend local community meetings and events to pass out fliers and recruit participants.
Organization: Northside Residents Redevelopment Council
- Project Title: Block by Block: Home Grown Democracy
- Project Description: Block-By-Block Project is about engaging residents where they are at: at their home, store, place of worship, etc. The engagement will start by first engaging door to door, with a canvas team from the neighborhood. Residents in this area will be invited to one of four smaller visioning sessions where they will start brainstorming basic ideas of what they would like to see their Urban Bikeway look like as well as talk about if the proposed bikeway is a good fit for them as residents. All ideas and visioning will be captured on video, as well as by local sketch artist/architect to be used in the Open Streets Event.
- Project Title: Operation Neighbor/Neighborhood Meet & Greet.
- Project Description: Invite 2-4 families per block to participate in meet and greet activities at the Center; include resources, referrals and health info; ask families to be "conversation captains" to reach out to neighbors experiencing cultural or language barriers.
Organization: Project Sweetie Pie
- Project Title: Urban Farm Fare
- Project Description: Urban Farm Fare is a day-long launch of spring urban agriculture in north Minneapolis presented as a fun ole timey fair (fare). The event features exhibits by Beez Knees, Mr. Cleanhouse Characters, a Youthcafé talent competition, a healthy eating cooking competition, a petting zoo with chickens, a farmers market and flea market for local participation, a 300 yd. kid bike dash, a flash-mob planting, and a community dinner coordinated by Chef Eric Austin.
Organization: Redeemer Center for Life
- Project Title: Engaging Faith Communities
- Project Description: Redeemer Center for Life will host three to four open meetings at area churches, inviting members of those congregations and the surrounding neighbors to engage in conversation and discussion of the proposed Greenway. One such event will be held at Redeemer’s own facility and two to three more events at churches along the proposed route.
Last updated Oct 8, 2014