Focus Area: Youth Development

Grant Amount: $5,000

Located in Minneapolis. createMpls brings quality, hands-on STEM programming to underserved inner-city Minneapolis students, helping these students gain experience in coding, robotics, and app development and preparing them to become successful leaders in Minnesota’s technology-driven workforce. It works in a variety of charter and private schools and connects with afterschool programs in churches and community programs.

Grant supports expanding createMpls’s current coding and robotics out-of-school-time program to additional areas of Minneapolis. Expansion has started with partnering with Plymouth Christian Youth Center, serving two groups of children there in the summer of 2020. It has adapted to the Covid-19 crisis by offering its programming online to students, particularly the coding classes