The program is a response to a dramatic increase in families showing up at homeless shelters after losing their homes because of mortgage problems.
As organizations for the vulnerable anxiously wait for details of the agreement, the governor’s office tries to assure them that the deal protects the poor from deep cuts Republicans proposed.
Like the 22,000 state employees sidelined by the state lights out, these private-sector employees too are off the job, not receiving paychecks.
In a stealth grassroots effort, clergy, business representatives and local community leaders in about a dozen towns are urging Republican legislators to compromise and a reach budget deal.Eric Black: Fuller argument that partial shutdown is
Not knowing how long the shutdown will last, some nonprofits are laying off workers, stretching cash reserves to continue to serve vulnerable clients and wondering about legal liabilities.
Neighborhood House’s Gang Reduction and Intervention Program steers kids away from gangs and crime toward a better future and has numbers to prove they can do it.
Minnesota’s complexion is changing, and the 114-year-old social service agency is trying to help all of us better understand each other and our cultures.
Some in Minnesota’s substantial refugee populations — survivors of torture, rape, genocide and broken societies — fear a state government shutdown will mean looting and mayhem.
“Budget Holes and Hot Dish,” a video spoof produced by A Minnesota Without Poverty, has a serious message about how to close Minnesota’s $5 billion budget deficit.
Media reports recently highlighted the seemingly puzzling tendency of minority parents to spend money on expensive bottled water. A Minnesota official says more questions need to be asked.
In a neighborhood pockmarked by foreclosed homes and ghosts of demolished houses, the proposal would turn almost 13 hilly acres of empty space into a place for recreation and farming.
The six-year program this spring graduates its first class of 11 — and all are going on to college.
Some 300 public- and private-service providers and volunteers set up in a North Minneapolis park to help victims of Sunday’s tornado as fund drives kick in.
Gloria Gary and her 2-year-old son have been homeless for a year. They were among 1,800 homeless and near-homeless who sought help at Project Homeless Connect.
Using techniques from the fable tradition, a creative video distributed to Minnesota’s Hmong community tells how to enjoy and be mindful of the responsibilities of using public lands.
Not long ago, there was hope that maybe someday all the homeless in Minnesota would be housed. A recent gathering demonstrates the elusiveness of that goal.
Summit-University and Frogtown residents gather tonight to hear results from the ambitious community survey as an early step to help school children in the 250-block area overcome poverty.
The films and local discussions probe declining infrastructure, dwindling real-estate tax bases and increased racial segregation in schools and communities in those first-ring suburbs.
This week, nearly a year after organizers first hoped to start, Northside Women’s Space begins operations in a 100-year-old building donated by Kwanzaa Community Church, PCUSA.
Their accounts are in 16 memoirs gathered from among Minnesota’s newest refugees and collected in a new book.