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CURA is excited to announce Malik Holt as MCNO’s Program Coordinator

July 11, 2014
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CURA has hired Malik Holt as the Minnesota Center for Neighborhood Organizing’s (MCNO) new Program Coordinator. Prior to joining MCNO, Malik worked as a Community Organizer with the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition to promote access, equity, and community benefits of bicycle infrastructure, policy, and engagement. He also served as the Executive Director and Economic Development Organizer of North Minneapolis’s Harrison Neighborhood Association for 11 years leading community engagement projects, racial equitable development initiatives, business development, and land use planning.

He received an undergraduate degree in Liberal Arts in Human Services with a minor in Sociology from the University of Minnesota Morris.

Malik currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Headwaters Foundation for Justice. He is a long-standing member on CURA’s Kris Nelson Community Based Research Program Grant Review Committee., a 2004 graduate of MCNO’s Neighborhood Organizing Training Program, and a past member of the MCNO Advisory Committee.

Malik is a native of Chicago but has lived in Minnesota for over 13 years. His life has centered on community, spirituality, music and dance, his wife and son, and his love for learning, community capacity building, systems change, racial equity, & direct service.

MCNO, a program of the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA), supports place-based organizations to successfully take on local issues by developing the skills of community organizers and leaders. We envision neighborhoods and communities where people are organized to identify and tackle local issues, building vital communities that value full participation and embody racial equity and economic justice.