Hope Community

Hope Community has a 31-year history of community connection in one of the most diverse and economically challenged areas in Minneapolis, MN. We began as a place for people to gather in community. Our original shelter and hospitality house was a respite from the isolation and pain of homelessness. When drugs and violence overwhelmed the neighborhood and others focused on the negatives, Hope took a stand for community and children. Over the last 10 years, we designed and built the two-square block Hope Campus in a neighborhood a mile south of downtown Minneapolis – a recognized model of affordable residential place making. We built our reputation as we built a living model, attracting investment and delivering on our commitments. Hope now owns and operates a thriving multi-cultural community in 126 low-income rental units.

The Hope Campus is a place where community is encouraged to happen through the creation of relational environments.
Flower gardens offer beauty and a sense of respectful caring, brightly colored playground equipment invites children to engage with one another, and sidewalks wind from house to house, playground to garden, picnic pavilion to indoor community and children’s rooms.

Address: 611 E Franklin Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: 612-874-8867 | Fax: 612-874-8650

Building Sustainable Community
Relationships with area residents ground all our work. Our overriding goal is to revitalize community for the long-term, as culturally diverse, low-income residents develop roots and long-term stability. Each year Hope staff create opportunities that involve hundreds of youth and adults from many cultures. Hope’s Community Listening strategies have involved more than 1000 diverse adults and youth in dialogues about their community. Hope tenants and people from neighborhoods surrounding Hope participate in learning and leadership opportunities, activities for children, youth and families, and community and cultural events.

Our Neighborhood Demographics–
Hope Community is located in a neighborhood just south of downtown Minneapolis that has almost 20,000 residents and a long history of minority and immigrant residents including Native American and African American communities. About 70% of the residents are people of color–the increasingly diverse population includes many more Latino and African immigrants. The median income in the neighborhood is about a third of the median income for the metropolitan area.

In the neighborhood where Hope is working, there is clear evidence of gentrification dynamic (http://www.uncanny.net/~wetzel/gentry.htm) as developers become increasingly attracted to properties so close to downtown Minneapolis. According to a Minneapolis Star Tribune article, the area had the biggest percentage increase in median single-family home price between 1996 and 2001 in the metro area – a 134% increase. Current residents stated over and over in Hope’s listening sessions that they fear they will be completely displaced in the near future by housing they can’t afford. Low-income people of many cultures who are creating the future of this neighborhood tell us they want to stay in the neighborhood. Hope’s work to create affordable housing and our strong commitment to engaging the community will help make that possible.

Indian Health Board of Minneapolis

The Indian Health Board (IHB) of Minneapolis was incorporated in 1971 to provide for the health needs of the American Indian community living in Minneapolis. IHB provides medical and dental care and counseling services to more than 7,000 patients each year in its offices at 1315 East 24th Street in the heart of Minneapolis’ Phillips neighborhood.

First, IHB provides high-quality medical, counseling and dental services through fully trained providers with advanced medical and health management education. Many are involved in community service and outreach programs that work to strengthen the futures of American Indians.

Second, through special funding sources, quality health care services and programs are available to all patients with or without health insurance. To ensure services are accessible to all, a sliding fee scale is offered to private pay patients based on their income level. A drug discount program also is available to qualifying IHB patients with discounts up to 50 percent.

Address: 1315 East 24th Street Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: 612-721-9843

Monday, Wednesday & Friday 8-5
Tuesday & Thursday 8-8
Counseling and Support Monday – Friday 8-5

IHB provides medical, counseling, and dental services through fully trained providers. Medical services include primary, adult, OB/GYN and pediatric care with emphasis on family planning, diabetes care, and health wellness and education.

“One of the areas we’re most proud of is our focus on disease prevention,” says medical director and CEO Patrick Rock, MD, “particularly around diabetes and smoking related illness in American Indians.”

Mental health services include individual and family counseling, psychological assessment, consultation with schools and other community agencies as well as social work services and support groups. Dental services include adult and child dentistry, emergency treatment, specialist referral, and preventive care and education.

With a mission to ensure quality health care services for American Indian and other peoples, IHB promotes three core values: Respect for Culture: Preserving and promoting its Native American heritage and identity, while embracing all other cultures with acceptance and compassion. Excellence: Seeking excellence in all its services, business practices and community partnerships. Leadership: Promoting ethical leadership based on collaboration and mutual respect

Maria’s Café

Over the past 20 years, restaurateur Maria Hoyos has been pleasing customers with her honest dedication to home-cooked foods. Twin Citians have come to regard Maria’s Cafe as one of the metro’s prime breakfast destinations. Each of her famous breakfast, lunch and dinner options is prepared from scratch.

Address: 1113 East Franklin Ave. Mpls, MN 55404
Phone: 612-870-9842
Hours: Mon-Sat 7-3, Sunday 8-3

Native American Community Development Institute (NACDI)

We will see more changes in the next 25 years than we have experienced over the past 100. To thrive in the midst of this global change, the American Indian community must be unified and agile, work in partnership, eliminate deficit-driven methods, and invest in comprehensive asset-based strategies.

NACDI is committed to transforming the American Indian community to effectively respond to 21st century opportunities. NACDI works to promote innovative community development strategies that strengthen the overall sustainability and well-being of American Indian people and communities.

The Native American Community Development Institute (NACDI), an American Indian community development intermediary organization – the first of its kind in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. The organization is configured as an alliance of the major Indian nonprofits and several Indian businesses in the metropolitan area committed to community-building through sector economic development and large-scale development. Foremost in our transformation plan to develop a new community infrastructure is to build community capacity and assets within high growth economic sectors.

Currently, no alignment and capacity-building structure exists in the American Indian community for social or economic change. To begin to develop a community-based strategy for social and economic change, NACDI will first work with American Indian nonprofits to rebuild their community-driven structure that responds to the demands and opportunities of the economy. Specifically, we will work with American Indian nonprofits on sector strategy development in Land and Housing, Entertainment and Media and Health and Wellness. These three “sectors” share the characteristics of high job growth potential; opportunities for asset development; and sustainability as a part of longer-term American and global industry growth.

Address:  1414 East Franklin Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: (612) 235-4976

Northland Visions

Northland Visions offers unique, all Minnesota gifts like sculptures, paintings, beadwork, jewelry and original native and traditional art. Perfect for corporate and convention mementos – a gift of Minnesota!

Address: 1113 East Franklin Avenue Minneapolis MN 55404
Phone: 612.872.0390
Hours: Monday – Saturday: 9am-5pm