Harrison Neighborhood Association

Grantee Year: 
2015
City: 
Minneapolis
State: 
Minnesota

HNA works to create a prosperous and peaceful community that equitably benefits all of Harrison neighborhood's diverse racial, cultural, and economic groups. Over the next three years, HNA is building a leadership development curriculum program by and for Harrison residents, and led by the experience of people of color. The program connects to the underlying experiences of racial oppression that shape this neighborhood such as 1) gentrification and forced economic displacement of people of color from homes and communities; 2) ownership of food systems in an area that has been environmentally comprised in order to serve regional profit interests; and 3) economically just models for business ownership and employment even as current conditions resist sustainable working condition collective and community-based ownership practices.