Cedar Riverside Opportunity Center Grand Opening

 Hundreds of community members attended the October 2016 community celebration groundbreaking event. 

Hundreds of community members attended the October 2016 community celebration groundbreaking event. 

Join the grand opening community celebration for the Cedar Riverside Opportunity Center.

The Center will be a one-stop shop for educational and workforce resources and a pipeline for job opportunities.

 

Event Details

The event begins at 2:00 p.m. with an outdoor program and ribbon cutting. After the ribbon cutting, participate in:

  • Tour of the new building
  • Entertainment
  • Refreshments 

Sunday, March 12 at 2:00 p.m. Cedar Riverside Opportunity Center

515 15th Ave South, Minneapolis 

 

About the New Opportunity Center

The Cedar Riverside Opportunity Center will serve as a pipeline to public and private sector job opportunities. Resources will focus on the neighborhood’s East African community. Key goals of the center include:

  • Reducing the neighborhood’s unemployment rate
  • Increasing access to educational programs

EMERGE community development programming at the center will include:

  • Workforce development – Conversations with a workforce coach to explore jobs that fit experience,interests and aptitudes
  • Youth employment and education – Computer skills education, employment experience and more
  • Personal finance help - Financial coaches available to set up a budget and start to build savings

Hennepin County Library programming in the center will include:

  • Teen Tech Squad, which will lead technology-based workshops designed to develop creative problem solving skills
  • An overview of library resources that can assist with building job skills
  • Employment-focused learning circles with tips on preparing for job interviews

Employers with a robust recruiting presence at the center will include Hennepin County, Fairview Health Services, Hennepin County Medical Center, City of Minneapolis, University of Minnesota, Augsburg College and St. Catherine University.