Cultural Engagement Team
The NCR cultural community engagement team builds connections between the City of Minneapolis and communities where cultural norms or practices, language or disabilities limit knowledge and access to government. These community specialists work with other City of Minneapolis departments to inform and involve all Minneapolis residents in citywide initiatives like Minneapolis 2040, the increased minimum wage and paid sick and safe time ordinances.
Meet the community specialists serving many communities, including:
One of the largest barriers to participation can be through language. NCR staff work to remove those barriers through the City's 2015 Language Access Plan. The department has community specialists that speak Spanish, Somali, Lao and Hmong. Bilingual staff work with Communications and other departments to update the non-English snow emergency telephone line messages, record multilingual public service announcements and host radio shows on popular community radio stations.
Spanish Line: (612) 673-2700
Somali Line: (612) 673-3500
Hmong Line: (612) 673-2800
American Sign Language Line: (612) 673-3220
TTY Line: (612) 673-2157
Last updated Mar 8, 2019