Minneapolis Promise Zone

About Promise Zones

On April 28, 2015, a portion of North Minneapolis was selected as a Promise Zone (PZ).Minneapolis Promise Zone Boundaries

PZs are federally designated, high poverty communities where Federal Government agencies partner with local organizations and leaders to increase economic activity, improve educational opportunities, and leverage private investment. There are a total of twenty-two urban, rural and tribal PZs across the nation. More information

The Minneapolis Promise Zone (MPZ) supports a comprehensive, community-driven revitalization strategy that builds on and aligns numerous initiatives to address the persistent unemployment, crime, housing blight, and poor educational outcomes that affect the area.

Visit this site often to get the latest news and information about the work being done in the MPZ.

Promise Zone Boundaries

West to East: Queen Avenue North to the Mississippi River

North to South: 45th Avenue North/Victory Memorial Drive to Basset Creek Valley 

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MPZ Community Resources

The MPZ has:

Altogether, this package of assistance will accelerate local efforts. The PZ designation lasts for a term of 10 years. During this term, the specific benefits made available to PZs will vary from annually due to changes in agency policies, appropriations and authorizations for relevant programs.

Minneapolis Promise Zone News

Sherman, City officials inaugurate $8 million renovation on North Side (04/28 - Star Tribune)

Developer George Sherman, community and government officials christened Friday morning the $8 million resurrection of a long-shuttered car dealership that has been an eyesore for years at 800 W. Broadway on the near-north side's biggest commercial artery that spans from the Mississippi River to Robbinsdale.

Twins at Minneapolis North High nab Valedictorian, salutatorian honors (04/28 - Star Tribune)

For a time, Alexx Bryant-Hopkins felt getting B's in school was just fine. Alexx's identical twin thought otherwise. Now the 18-year-olds are nearing graduation from Minneapolis North High School with Allie Bryant-Hopkins' 3.9 grade-point average earning her top honors as valedictorian, while Alexx will close out at North with a 3.7 GPA and be recognized as salutatorian.

After recession and tornado, City can help North Minneapolis rebuild (04/27 - Camden Community News)

Ten years ago a sub-prime mortgage crisis was decimating the Northside housing market, part of a national foreclosure epidemic that helped trigger the work downturn in the U.S. economy since the Great Depression. Then on May 22, 2011 a tornado stuck North Minneapolis. In addition to leaving one person dead, the storm left dozens of others homeless and hundreds scrambling to repair or rebuild homes.

People Of Color Career Fair Helps Corporations Diversify (04/27 - CBS)

A unique career fair helped some of Minnesota's biggest corporations hire and diversify their workforce. Recruiters gathered at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Thursday for the People of Color Career Fair. Organizers say many minority students go away for college and don't look for jobs back in Minnesota.

Last updated Apr 28, 2017

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