Hope Community Inc.

Focus Area: Youth Development

Grant Amount: $10,000

Located in the Phillips neighborhood of south Minneapolis. Hope Community is an innovative affordable housing development in the Phillips neighborhood of south Minneapolis, focusing on building community among its previously homeless residents as well as providing them with homes. Hope created the Learning in Community literacy program for children ages 6-9 and their families, which has become a model for raising literacy in children while building community among all ages.

Grant supports expansion of math and language literacy for its youth, based on requests from families. The language learning component is culturally responsive and blends academics with community responsiveness.