Supporters had hoped they’d open the center this month at Kwanzaa (Presbyterian) Community Church that would serve as a short-term refuge for women and girls engaged in prostitution. Now the May opening may not happen.
A new study shows attending to low-income pregnant and parenting teenagers in their homes pays off.
Don’t think for a minute it costs less for people to sleep outside than to shelter or house them. Here’s a real-life example of helping others and saving money.
Paul Dunavin has shy eyes in a sad face and he beds outside at night in the shelter of bushes. He is one of our community’s easily overlooked “unsheltered people.”
Hmong kids in North Minneapolis are putting pressure on the police department to assign a Hmong cop to their neighborhoods during the day.
Set aside the funeral garb. The tax-return check off to benefit the homeless and hungry has been resuscitated and restored to the Senate’s omnibus tax bill, which is headed to the Senate floor.
For 17 years students like Ryann Kelly have left warm beds to sleep outside to experience a very little of what homelessness means.
While some are brainstorming ways to get taxpayer money for a new Vikings stadium, this group is thinking just as creatively — to get money to the poor and homeless.
Nancy Maeker, a Lutheran pastor, has a vision: End poverty in Minnesota by 2020. I talked with her about the goal and what’s being done.
Jae Jae Brooks was a disadvantaged kid living a life of adversity who achieved her dream of graduating from Carleton College. Here’s how she did it.
“The tough economic landscape of the past few years, coupled with the recent shrinking of the safety net, has made life a lot tougher, especially for those already living on the margin,’’ says the director of the Wilder Research survey released toda
You might suppose this family from St. Louis Park would want to bury their memories of nightmare hospital days.
The Great Recession has brought on a surge in volunteerism: more than half of 280 Minnesota non-profit and government organizations report an increase in volunteer service hours and 44 percent more people asking about volunteering.
A conversation with Magaly Miralles, a teacher in Eagan who had just been recognized for her work with children from a rainbow of backgrounds, got me wondering: How many teachers of color are there in Minnesota schools?
Teen birth rates in communities of color in this state are among the country’s highest, which helps explain why a Minnesota organization has started offering what it calls “culturally specific” trainings to encourage open conversations about sex and
Minnesota Compass is a new, centralized source of data presented in a user-friendly, easy-to navigate website that will tell you almost anything you would want to know about a community — and about what’s working and what’s not.
Prompted by startling research about the sex trade in North Minneapolis and efforts of a University of Minnesota researcher, a local church is trying to provide a safe haven for victims of prostitution.
For those kids not making the grade in math, Edina is trying an experimental approach: E-math classes, a hybrid of human and computer-generated math tutelage.
For years the East African Women’s Center in Minneapolis has been teaching women from East Africa English and the skills to deal with the challenges of life in America. Now the center faces a major challenge of its own.
Fresh figures reporting HIV cases among black women in Minnesota are prompting efforts to increase awareness and teach prevention to the black community.