We have been passing out food and essential items on the corner of 35th and Penn for the past 3 months. While doing this, it has turned into so much more. The youth of the neighborhood attend everyday and are key factors in the daily operations of the food shelf. It has also become a safe haven for the youth and gives them something productive to do with their time. It Takes A Village has assisted in changing the narrative of this once crime ridden corner by having a presence of community, love, and hope. The goal is to turn this building into a community center that has a computer lab for assistance with the distance learning process as well as tutoring with a main focus on S.T.E.A.M. We hope to partner with Lucy Laney to help create a dialogue with families to bridge the gaps and barriers in the community.
Funded by North Minneapolis, MN (September 2020)