Opportunity Center Progress
Construction of the Opportunity Center is expected to begin this Fall, and the Center should be ready to open early in 2017.
Shawntera Hardy, MN Commissioner of Employment and Economic Development, toured the future site of the Opportunity Center on October 4 with Senator Kari Dziedzic, Hennepin County Commissioner Peter McLaughlin, Minneapolis Council Member Abdi Warsame, Laura Beeth, Fairview System Director of Talent Acquisition, Dr. Sylvia Bartley, Medtronic Philanthropy Program Director, Mike Wynne, President, EMERGE, and Louis Smith, Counsel to Cedar Riverside Partners hip.
Scrubs Camp 2016
Creating Pathways for Academic and Career Exploration
Augsburg College hosted another successful Scrubs Camp from July 11-15.
69 students attended the Augsburg camp, 10 of whom were residents of the Cedar Riverside neighborhood. 51 students attended the camp on scholarships, 90% of whom attended on diversity scholarships. 75% of participants were female, 38% African American, 23% Asian or Pacific Islander, 14% Hispanic, and 3% mixed race. 35% of participants were from Minneapolis.
What participants said:
"I am more driven to pursue a career in health, I've learned I really love health care!"
"This camp has made a huge impact in my life because looking at all the different health care fields is making me think about my future."
"At first I was skeptical about coming, but now I really want to be in health care."
100% of participants said that the camp sessions helped them learn, 98% said that Scrubs Camp helped them focus on their career goals, 97% said that Scrubs camp helped them think more seriously about going to college, and 95% said that they could see themselves in the healthcare industry after Scrubs Camp. Participants unanimously gave the overall camp experience 100%.
Partners who assisted with the camps, sponsored students, or attended the closing ceremony were impressed by the great feedback from energized participants, and the ease with which the camp unfolded.
Partners are interested in exploring ways to expand the number of participants from Cedar Riverside for the 2017 camp.
Safety Center National Night Out
A Full House Made for a Successful Night Out
The Cedar Riverside Safety Center hosted a widely attended National Night Out Celebration on August 2.
“We had great participation from everyone," said Carla Nielson of the Safety Center. "Residents, staff from Sherman Associates, and police were all working together to make it a wonderful event."
Coming Next Week: Ahmed Mohamed: Family + Opportunity = IT Career at Fairview