Department of Civil Rights

Velma J. Korbel, Director

350 S. 5th St., Room 239
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Phone: (612) 673-3012
Fax: (612) 673-2599
TTY: (612) 673-2157

Office Hours:
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday

Civil Rights Equity Division

The Civil Rights Equity Division (CRED) leads the department’s equity work in support of the City wide goal of One Minneapolis and is charged with improving equitable service delivery and organizational culture across divisions through the use of an equity lens and framework and to support the City’s various enterprise equity initiatives. By addressing racial bias in decision making through the implementation and increased use of racial equity tools and training, CRED aims to improve operations, internal systems, policies and programs, and organizational culture.

CRED also oversees Urban Scholars, the City’s leadership and professional development program for students of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds. The program works to raise awareness, and address the core causes, of the employment disparities across the Metro by partnering with organizations and growing the pipeline of recently-graduated professionals.

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Last updated Dec 12, 2017



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