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A Rural Community’s Response to its Changing Demography: Welcome to Worthington. 2011 Stone, Barbara.

Worthington, Minnesota, has provided employment for Karen refugees from Burma since 2007 due to the availability of positions where English language was not a prerequisite for employment. Many of the refugees were assisted in resettlement by non-profit refugee employment service agencies located in the Twin Cities metropolitan area of Minneapolis and St. Paul. In 2010, Karen refugees were interviewed to determine their satisfaction with the move to Worthington.

Communiversity Communiversity, cultural differences, immigrants, immigration, refugees, Worthington
African Nonprofits: A Report of Financially Active African-led Nonprofit Organizations in Minnesota Serving African Immigrants, Refugees, and Asylees. 2007 Fernandes, Omar.

The aim of this study was to investigate the scope and impact of financially active (revenues greater than $25,000 per year) African-led nonprofit organizations in Minnesota whose primary mission is to serve African immigrants. Thirty-two organizations fit within this financially active category, and 18 returned completed surveys by the deadline. Of the 18 organizations, a majority were formed between 2000 and 2006 and are situated in the Twin Cities metro area. All 18 organizations could be described as multi-service.

Communiversity African Americans, Blacks, Communiversity, immigrants, nonprofits, refugees, St Paul
Aligning HIRED Workshops with Work Readiness Standards. 2009 Toburen, Matt

The purpose of the 'Aligning HIRED Workshops with Work Readiness Standards' research study is to help HIRED trainers and managers assess HIRED's current work readiness skills workshops. The goal is to make these workshops consistent with current work readiness standards and meet the needs of HIRED's job-seeking customers. Also, to standardize the training throughout HIRED's many programs and locations.

Communiversity Communiversity, economic development, employment, job seekers
American Indian Culturally-Specific Juvenile Programming Survey: Summary Report. 1996 Lauer, Tammy. Communiversity American Indians, Communiversity, criminal justice, juvenile justice, minorities, Native Americans, surveys, youth
An Assessment of Current Trends in Injection Drug Use in the Twin Cities Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Population. 2012 Flunker, Dylan.

The Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition (MTHC) is committed to improving health care access and the quality of health care received by transgender and gender-nonconforming people through education, resources, and advocacy.

An Evaluation of Lifetrack Services to Karen in a Second Wave of Migration to Worthington, Minnesota: Nine Rays of Light Reach the Star of the North. 2010 Stone, Barbara.

Between October 1998 and June 2010, 2,792 refugees from Burma, mostly via Thai refugee camps, arrived in Minnesota (Minnesota Department of Human Services Resettlement Programs Office, 2010). The highest number of refugees, 667, from Burma came in DHS grant year 2006 (October 2006 through September 2007). In the first three quarters of the current grant year (GY 2009), 595 refugees arrived in Minnesota from Burma (Minnesota Department of Human Services Resettlement Programs Office, 2010).

Communiversity employment, migration, refugees, relocation, Worthington
Analysis of Alternatives for Financing Maintenance and Repair of Public Ditches. An Advisory Report Prepared for the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources. 1993 Carlson, Elizabeth P. Communiversity Communiversity, drainage ditches, tax levies, tax levy, watersheds
Arthritis in Indian Country: Determining the Prevalence and Effects. 2000 Elliott, Barbara A., Karen M. Johnson, Robert D. Leff, and John J. Day. Communiversity American Indians, arthritis, Center for Community and Regional Research (CCRR), Chippewa, focus groups, health risk, interviews, Native Americans, Wisconsin
Asian American Youth in the Twin Cities: Overachievers or Delinquents? 1996 Yang, Mary Kao. Communiversity Asians, Communiversity, dropouts, education, Hmong, Minneapolis, minorities, schools, St Paul, surveys, Twin Cities
Building a Neighborhood-based Culture of Learning: Evaluating Progress of the East Side Learning Collaborative. 2009 Rana, Sheetal

This evaluation aimed at understanding two important areas related to the establishment and functioning of the East Side Learning Collaborative (ESLC): (1) environment, membership characteristics, structure of the ESLC, and other factors that influence the success of the collaborative, and (2) the process and outcomes of the ESLC, including the accomplishments and challenges. The ESLC is a network of over 25 organizations and residents of the Dayton's Bluff and Payne Phalen neighborhoods in Saint Paul.

Communiversity Communiversity, education, St Paul
Camp Katherine Parson Business Plan. 2009 Denzer, Kristin

Today, Phyllis Wheatley touches the lives of more than 3,000 men, women, and children annually. The agency has structured its programs to support, strengthen, and empower families. Phyllis Wheatley's diverse programs range from academic enrichment and child development to social services, sports and recreations, and Camp Parsons. In keeping with Katharine Parsons' vision, our objective is to expand the camp into a state of the art facility while retaining the rustic charm of the past.

Communiversity Communiversity, economic development, education
Characteristics of Hispanic Students in Minnesota Public Schools and Post-Secondary Institutions: A Look at Demographics, Graduation, Attrition, Retention and Participation. 1993 Maland, Jane. Communiversity colleges, Communiversity, dropouts, education, elementary schools, enrollment, high school students, higher education, Hispanics, Latinos, minorities, students
Child Abuse Prevention: Understanding the Needs of the African American Community. 1994 Welty, Katherine P. Communiversity African Americans, Blacks, child abuse, Communiversity, minorities, Parents Anonymous, prevention programs
Chronic Alcoholism Project, Spring 1990. Final Report. 1990 Ganzel, Mary. Communiversity alcohol, chemical dependency, Communiversity, detoxification, funding, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, treatment programs
Cimarron Needs Assessment. 2011 Cici, Kristen.

In 2011 FamilyMeans received funding from the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs at the University of Minnesota to conduct a survey of Cimarron, a mobile home community in Lake Elmo, Minnesota, to determine programming and service needs of the community. The focus of the project was to determine what activities and services were most needed in Cimarron for both adults and youth. A survey was developed and English and Spanish surveys were mailed to all 382 homes in Cimarron.

College Readiness Center Survey. 2008 Stoffel, Lolyann.

A survey of youth that attend after school programming at Neighborhood House was conducted in February and March of 2008. The survey was conducted to discern the perception of college among these youth. Another purpose was to find out what kind of help the youth need to successfully apply and enroll in college. The report contains a powerpoint presentation summarizing the findings.

Communiversity assessment, Communiversity
Communiversity Personnel Grants. 2004 Communiversity Program

A brochure and application form for the Communiversity Program, which provides graduate student assistance to help community-based nonprofit organizations or agencies with a specific project. Priority is given to groups serving diverse communities.

Communiversity brochures, Communiversity, disadvantaged, grants, partnerships, students, underrepresented
Critical Issues in Higher Education Programs Serving Urban American Indians. 1997 American Indian Urban Higher Education Initiative.

For complete report see Needs Assessment Survey Study: American Indian Higher Education Initiative.

Communiversity American Indians, colleges, Communiversity, higher education, minorities, Native Americans, surveys, tribal colleges
Current Status of Food Shelf and Soup Kitchen Programs within the Phillips Neighborhood of Minneapolis, Minnesota. 1999 Gartner, Kimberly M. and Rebecca L. Brown. Communiversity Communiversity, food shelves, Minneapolis, Phillips neighborhood, soup kitchens, surveys
Developing an Achievement and Educational Equity Gap Library Resource for the Twin Cities. 2011 Manganaro, Christine.

Minnesota policymakers, teachers and community members have known about the achievement gap for decades, and despite their best efforts it continues to exist. The challenge has launched numerous initiatives, reports, pilot projects, and task forces, from school-specific solutions to broader community-based solutions. School districts, state and local governments, foundations, nonprofit organizations, and others have all worked on the problem. A review of the historical record shows a long list of well intentioned but inadequate efforts to close the gap.

Digital Inclusion and the Twin Cities Homeless Community. 2012 Orrick, Rebecca.

Digital literacy is an essential skill in the 21st century, especially for homeless individuals searching for housing and other resources to leave the streets. In partnership with Open Access Connections, this project investigated whether homeless individuals in the Twin Cities metropolitan area felt that existing computer-based social services were available and accessible to them.

Communiversity Communiversity, digital literacy, homeless, Internet
Directory of Asian American Youth Programs in the Twin Cities. 1997 Asian American Renaissance.

Asian Americans are the fastest growing population in Minnesota, and nearly half are under age eighteen. This 1997 directory is designed to assist youth and parents in identifying organizations that have programs targeting Asian American youths. It presents detailed information on forty-eight prevention, intervention, and recreational programs sponsored by nonprofit organizaitions and mutual assistance groups in the Twin Cities area that are by, for, and about Asian Americans. Indexes to the ethnic groups represented and to the type of programs available are also included.

Communiversity Asians, directory, Hmong, human services, Khmer, Lao, minorities, Southeast Asians, Vietnamese, youth
Drained Wealth, Withered Dreams. The Disparate Impact of Predatory Lending in the Twin Cities. 2001 ACORN. Communiversity African Americans, Blacks, homeowners, Latinos, lenders, low-income groups, Minneapolis, minorities, mortgages, predatory lending, refinancing, St Paul, subprime loans
Economic Justice Monitoring Project. 2012 Ngyuen, Thao Phuony.

The Central Corridor also known as the Green Line stretching between downtown Minneapolis and downtown St. Paul crossing University of Minnesota covers 11 miles area with many businesses and residential houses. The Green Line is expected to make commuting easier to support the development of the Twin cities.

Emergency Shelter Evaluation Guide 2012. 2011 Cici Kristen.

An evaluation guide is an operating manual for an evaluation incorporating its design, research questions, methods as well as data collection and analysis protocols. The Emergency Shelter Evaluation Guide is the foundation for evaluation of the Emergency Shelter. The Emergency Shelter Evaluation Guide is divided into seven core sections, including

Ending Long-Term Homelessness: Housing Stability for Adults in a Scattered-Site Housing First Program. 2011 Stone, Barbara.

Using the "Housing First/Harm Reduction" model (getting people into affordable housing first, and then addressing other issues they may have, such as mental illness, chemical dependency, or other barriers to stable housing) St. Stephen’s Human Services runs five programs to End Long-Term Homelessness.

Communiversity affordable housing, Hennepin County, homeless, homelessness, Minneapolis
Envisioning an Internet Center for Homeless Individuals: One Group’s Quest to Reduce the Digital Divide. 2011 Orrick, Rebecca. Communiversity
Evaluation of the Duluth Indian Teacher Training Program. 1994 McLeod, Laura. Communiversity American Indians, Communiversity, Duluth, minorities, Native Americans, surveys, teachers, training
Family Stabilization Research for Informed Program Implementation and Public Policy Evaluation. 2009 Gardner, Leah

The objective of this research was to better understand the programmatic needs of a newly defined Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) population being served through the Family Stabilization Services (FSS) program, those with diagnosed disabilities impeding their ability to work. In partnership with Project for Pride in Living (PPL) research was conducted to provide current data and findings that will enhance understanding of the root causes of destabilizing issues facing these families and the resulting challenges.

Communiversity African Americans, Blacks, communities of color, Communiversity, jobs, minority, poor
First Steps Curriculum and Job-Readiness Curriculum Outline. 1994 McGregor, Jane. Communiversity Communiversity, curriculum, education, Hmong, job training, minorities, training, women