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ARTS-Us Community Center
ARTS-Us is a community-based founded by a group of African American artists, and multicultural educators. The work of ARTS-Us nurtures a supportive and enriched environment by combining academic, enrichment, cultural, and recreational activities to guide learning and engage youth. The programs provide opportunities for exposure, instruction, mentoring and service learning in a rich range of African Diaspora arts and culture.

Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is a global nonprofit organization that operates with one guiding principle: hold students accountable to the highest standards, provide academic and social support, and they will rise to the challenge. AVID’s kindergarten through higher education system brings research-based curriculum and strategies to students each day that develop critical thinking, literacy, and math skills across all content areas. 

Minnesota Department of Education, Achievement and Integration
The purpose of the Achievement and Integration for Minnesota program is to pursue racial and economic integration, increase student achievement, create equitable educational opportunities, and reduce academic disparities based on students’ diverse racial, ethnic, and economic backgrounds in Minnesota public schools.

Minnesota Education Equity Partnership uses a race equity lens to transform educational institutions, organizations, and leaders to ensure that students of color and American Indian students achieve full academic and leadership success. See Minnesota Education Equity Partnership’s Race Equity Glossary.

Minnesota Humanities Center
What connects us rather than divides us? What enriches our humanity? What helps us meet the complex challenges of our age? The Minnesota Humanities Center brings the resources and unique perspective of the humanities — literature, the arts, history, philosophy, ethics, law, civics — into the lives of all Minnesotans, giving us a broader, deeper, more complete understanding of one another.

Minnesota School Board Association
The Minnesota School Boards Association, a leading advocate for public education, supports, promotes and strengthens the work of public school boards.

Northwest Suburban Integration District
NWSISD originally includes eight member districts: Anoka-Hennepin School District, Brooklyn Center Schools, Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose Schools, Elk River Area School District, Fridley Public Schools, Mounds View Public Schools, Osseo Area Schools, and Rockford Public Schools.

SoulTouch Productions
SoulTouch Productions is a television and film production, youth mentorship and media consulting company, with a mission to make meaningful media and produce powerful social impact experiences.

The Wellstone Center
The center is headquarters for several non-profits, primarily the Neighborhood House, a settlement house founded in 1897 that provides immigrants, refugees and low-income populations with tools to achieve self-sufficiency and work towards ending the cycle of poverty. 

Wilderness Inquiry
Wilderness Inquiry’s mission is to connect people from all walks of life to the natural world through shared outdoor adventures. Through the medium of outdoor adventure travel, we inspire personal growth, enhanced awareness of the environment and community integration. Our adventures encourage people to open themselves to new possibilities and opportunities.

​The mission of the YWCA of Minneapolis is eliminating racism, empowering women and girls, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. The YWCA of Minneapolis stands for a fully inclusive community in which each person is healthy and valued, and where racial justice, gender equality and human dignity are promoted and sustained through bold and effective women’s leadership.

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