Changing Lives. Transforming Futures

The Learning Lab is the place I go to find peace."

– 7th grade student


 Urban Ventures is a non-proft organization that directs ten programs across a four block campus in South Minneapolis.
Urban Ventures programs transform futures by creating jobs, closing the achievement gap, and strengthening families.


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Program Highlight

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Learn more about Siempre Padres (Forever Parents) our Latino-American family program.

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Facts About Poverty

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Learn more about Generational Poverty and how it affects our community.

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CityKid Java

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CityKid Java is a local coffee company that donates all of its profits back to the youth programs at Urban Ventures. It’s good coffee for a good cause!

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Program participants, staff members, and volunteers share their experiences at Urban Ventures and how their lives have been changed.

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