About Promise Zones
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
MPZ Community Resources
The MPZ has:
- A full time Equity Manager
- Nine AmeriCorps VISTA members
- A Federal liaison assigned to help designees navigate federal programs
- Preference for certain competitive federal grant programs and technical assistance from participating federal agencies
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
The Association for Black Economic Empowerment is now in the process of applying for the credit union's federal charter. The operation can't work without members, however. Unlike banks, which are owned by a small group of shareholders whose objective is to make money for themselves, credit unions are member-owned nonprofits.
The unexpected duo rapping the words are none other than Blanca and Red, key players in season five of "Orange is the New Black," just released last week on Netflix. They dance their way into the prison kitchen while scarfing down packages of Flamin' Hot Cheetos.
To define Brian Few, Jr. as simply creative would be an injustice. Few, 27, is a lifelong resident of North Minneapolis and director of Angels Walk, a short film about the emotional effects of gun violence in North Minneapolis. Following the death of Tabyis Paskins in August of 2016, Minneapolis' then-18th homicide of the year, Few was moved to take action and began to develop Angels Walk.
Last updated Jun 20, 2017