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Cura at 50

Cura at 50

CURA Reporter Spring 2017

This issue contains the following articles: Boomers at Work and in Transition By Phyllis Moen, Erik Kojola, and Kate Schaefers /  Understanding Youth Resilience by Leveraging the Youth Development Study Archive 

CURA Reporter
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Minneapolis: Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota
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Reporter 47 (1)

CURA:Tech, One Year Later

In 2014–2015, CURA hosted a civic technology incubator, CURA:Tech. The one-year project supported teams to identify issues in their community that could be addressed with an information-based civic technology, and create a prototype of the tool. In 2016, we checked in with award winners and other participants to see how their work was going.


ANPI grantee makes an affordable and mobile artist residence

Artist Tia-Simone Gardner’s tiny house/studio space is officially under construction. Gardner is a 2016 Artist Neighborhood Partnership Initiative (ANPI) grantee who realized that the affordability and mobility challenges she faced finding a live/work space as a young artist were not unique. The artist loft spaces (combining spaces for living and working) that have popped up around the Twin Cities are slightly more affordable than what you find on the open market, but they are often available only for rent and can still be out of reach for unestablished artists.

Disrupting Poverty with Mentoring Young Adults

Mentoring Young Adults

by Monique Linder 

The name “Disrupting Poverty” was selected about midway through the impact study that I conducted for Mentoring Young Adults (MYA), a St. Paul–based organization that provides crisis management for vulnerable adults. I was in the midst of a critical discovery period of measuring MYA’s case data and interviewing key funders, service providers, and clients. With all of MYA’s impactful work, the title “Disrupting Poverty” just made sense.

Summer 2016 Community Based Research Request for Proposals

The Kris Nelson Community Based Research Program (Nelson Program) at the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) builds partnerships between community-based organizations or suburban government agencies and local colleges and universities.