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An Innovative Approach to Environmental Outreach 2015 Sundermann, Charlene

The primary goal of the TCEducate educational outreach program is to raise the neighborhood residents’ understanding of environmental issues surrounding the TCE contamination from the former General Mills facility located on the north central edge of the Southeast Como Neighborhood in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The design of the TCEducate program has multiple educational components for the local residents to either participate in or have access to the information.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program
An Overview of School Issues in the Longfellow Neighborhood. 2004 Rollings, Anne Marie. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program charter schools, education, educational policy, Longfellow neighborhood, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), No Child Left Behind (NCLB), open enrollment, public schools, schools, student performance
Appendix Materials for Stevens Square Community Organization: An NRP Retrospective. 1999 Groen, Katie M. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program evaluations, focus groups, Loring Park neighborhood, Minneapolis, neighborhood organizations, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP), Stevens Square neighborhood
Appetite for Change Community Cooks: Participant Survey Results. 2012 Cureton, Colin.

Between February and May of 2012 Appetite for Change hosted eight events in its pilot Community Cooks program. Each event was two hours long and consisted of one hour of cooking and a one-hour facilitated dialogue on issues of food, health, and community. Each event was attended by between five and 20 families. The events were designed to be family-friendly and involved specific roles and spaces for youth, teens, and adults. The cooking stations were lead by AFC facilitators and volunteers. The dialogues were facilitated by trained AFC staff.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program
Art Center Case Studies: A Comparative Report on Five Art Center Spaces and Design Decisions. 2006 Christenson, Erica.

Stevens Square Center for the Arts (SSCA) is located in the Stevens Square-Loring Heights neighborhood, just south of downtown Minneapolis. The purpose of this report is to document examples of other art centers that have undergone a move or redesign to better serve their membership and the public. Information was gathered through personal interviews, literature reviews, and Internet searches. The examples were chosen because the centers were comparable to SSCA in terms of size, mission, community connections, and accessibility.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program artists, arts education, case studies, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), public services, redevelopment, Stevens Square neighborhood
Assessing Public Parking Demand at Southwest Lake and Hiawatha. 2010 Bergman, Sasha. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program
Assessing the Housing Need in the Latino Community. 2008 Savage, Emily

Neighborhood Development Alliance was founded in 1989. Its mission is to strengthen the vitality of lower income neighborhoods within the city of St. Paul by creating and preserving housing and business opportunities for residents of all income levels. In the beginning, NeDA focused on developing and renovating housing and assisting homeowners with home repair projects on the West Side of St. Paul. Over time NeDA became a Latino-oriented organization in order to serve the Twin Cities Latino population.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR)
Assessment of Restorative Justice Outcomes. 1999 Dowling, Matthew. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program Central City Neighborhoods Partnership (CCNP), Central neighborhood, community conferencing, crime victims, criminal justice, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), neighborhoods, offenders, restorative justice
Assessment of the East Side Community Outreach Partnership Center. 2002 Lukermann, Barbara. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program Community Outreach Partnership Center (COPC), Dayton's Bluff neighborhood, East Side neighborhood, evaluations, geographic information systems (GIS), history, minorities, organizations, partnerships, Payne neighborhood, Phalen neighborhood, St Paul, students, US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Assets and Needs Assessment of Foreign Trained Medical and Nursing Graduates in Minnesota and Utilization of Foreign Trained Healthcare Professional Graduates. 2005 Omondi, Nancy.

While Foreign Trained Health Care Professional Graduates (FTHCPGs) play a critical role in filling the US health care workforce, they endure a complicated set of education and licensing requirements to practice in the US. This report examines 1) The existing barriers and opportunities to overcome those barriers so FTHCPGs can continue to work in their specific medical field after immigrating to Minnesota 2) System adaptations and changes that would be feasible to assist the FTHCPGs to work in their choice of profession.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program healthcare, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR)
Automobile Recycling Alternatives: Why Not? A Look at the Possibilities for Greener car Recycling. 1997 Altschuller, Alison. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program automobiles, legislation, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), neighborhoods, recycling, St Paul, West Side neighborhood
Barge Channel Road Industrial Area: Redevelopment for a Sustainable Community. 1998 Jacobson, Christina. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program brownfields, environmental, industry, land use, Mississippi River, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), neighborhoods, pollution, St Paul
Best Practices for Spending Phase II Housing Dollars: Recommendations for the Corcoran Neighborhood Organization. 2007 Warren, Emily.

As many neighborhoods in Minneapolis begin planning or implementing their allotted Phase II funds from the Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP), many do so with a weary eye towards the future of neighborhood planning and support. At the time of this report, Phase II remains the final phase for which funds have been allocated for neighborhoods, with the future of NRP uncertain at best. This has caused neighborhood organizations and residents to wonder how they will remain sustainable when NRP support ends, which is expected to occur in 2009.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program affordable housing, Corcoran neighborhood, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP)
Billboards in Our Community. 1999 Gardner, Crista. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program advertising, legislation, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), neighborhoods, Payne neighborhood, Phalen neighborhood, sign regulation, St Paul
Block-based Neighborhood Stabilization. 2010 Moen, Casie. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program
Blue Thumb: Connecting Native Plant Growers with Buyers. 2010 Qualley, Kay.

This report focuses on group sessions that sought to answer four main questions for the East Metro Water Resource Education Program partners: 1) What landscaping preferences do people have for their yards or those of their workplaces? 2) How many people have heard of raingardens or the Blue Thumb program? 3) How concerned are people about water quality issues? 4) What opinions do people have about raingardens and natural landscaping?

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program Neighborhood Partnerships for Community Research (NPCR)
Bottineau Neighborhood Housing Inventory and Analysis. 2007 Corradini, Greg.

This project involved a housing inventory and analysis in the Bottineau neighborhood of Minneapolis that took into account six variables: architectural style, massing (building area compared with parcel area), primary exterior, R2B parcel area, setback, and building use (focusing on single-family conversions).

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program Bottineau neighborhood, community design, community planning, housing inventory, land use, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), surveys
Bottineau Neighborhood Master Plan. 2009 Spencer, Eden. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program
Breaking the Cycle: Funding LGBTQ Health Equity Work. 2013 Anderson, Liv Augusta.

Many nonprofits offer crucial services and conduct useful research. Although some are funded through individual donors, most nonprofits rely on grants and contracts from government agencies and private foundations to fund their work. Community based nonprofits are an effective tool to address health disparities in certain populations. Lesbian, gay, bisexual,transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) populations experience many unique and chalenging health disparities.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program
Bridging Social Capital: Responsive Listening Project. 2010 Anthony, Summer.

Together with the Lao Assistance Center of Minnesota (LACM), Southeast Asian Community Council (SEACC), and the People's Institute for Survival and Beyond, the Harrison Neighborhood Association (HNA) is acting as the lead organization in a four organization partnership working in North Minneapolis. The multi-cultural partnership with an Undoing Racism framework has led to HNA's organizational focus on racial and economic justice.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program Asian Americans, Harrison neighborhood, Neighborhood Partnerships for Community Research (NPCR), North Minneapolis
Bridging the Gap. 2010 Johnson, Wade.

Highway 280 presents a barrier between southwest Saint Anthony Park and the rest of the neighborhood to the east, between Saint Anthony Park and Prospect Park, and between Saint Paul and Minneapolis. Easily crossable by car, navigating Highway 280 by foot or bicycle presents significant challenges.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program Neighborhood Partnerships for Community Research (NPCR)
Bridging Two Worlds: NPCR Program Evaluation Final Report for the First Three Years, 1993-94 to 1995-96. 1996 Gladchild, Patricia.

NPCR's impressive success during its first three years is described in this 1996 report. The program has become a model for bridging the two worlds of community organizations and academia. This report contains descriptions of the components of NPCR, lessons learned by participants in the program, indications of areas that would benefit from more attention, and numerous appendices continuing data collected from the first proposal review in December 1993 through June 1996.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program annual report, business development, citizen participation, community development, economic development, evaluation, housing, local governments, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP), neighborhoods, planning teams
Brief History of CARAG. 1998 Herman, Nicholas. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program Calhoun neighborhood, history, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR)
Building Art Space Into a New Multi-Use Building. 2013 Nadimi, Virginie. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program
Building Community Connections: An Evaluation of the Seward Neighborhood Group's Resident Facilitation Services at Seward Towers East and West. 2007 Delaney, William.

The purpose of this report is to evaluate the current state of resident facilitation services provided by the Seward Neighborhood Group (SNG) at the Seward Towers. The Seward Towers (Seward Tower East and Seward Tower West) collectively provide affordable housing to almost 900 people. The residents of the towers are a diverse group, including a significant percentage of senior citizens, with a majority of the total population being immigrants and refugees from East Africa.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program African Americans, Blacks, community partnerships, community programs, evaluations, low income, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), Somalis, subsidized housing, surveys
Building Community in Seward Neighborhood: A Self-Study Project of the Seward Neighborhood Group. 1997 Belding, Nancye, Mary Beth Neal, and Marina Kosyakovsky. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program block clubs, community building, crime, evaluations, history, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), self study, Seward neighborhood, surveys
Building Community: The First Five Years of NPCR. 1999 Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization.

Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization helps strengthen neighborhood organizations in Minneapolis and St. Paul by providing applied research assistance through a consortium of Twin Cities colleges and universities. This 1999 report, based on its five-year evaluation, shows how NPCR has been building neighborhood capacity as well as academic capacity since 1993.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program colleges, community development, evaluation, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), neighborhoods, organizational structure, St Paul, students, University Neighborhood Network (UNN)
Business Analysis of the Midtown Lake Street Commercial Corridor in South Minneapolis. 2002 Fant, Merrie Ann. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program businesses, community development, directories, inventory, Lake Street, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), surveys
Business and Employment Assessment: Understanding Employment Practices in the Harrison Neighborhood. 2011 Malen, Melissa Peterson.

The Harrison Neighborhood Association (HNA), an advocacy and community organizing group, supports both employers in Harrison and residents of Harrison in building economic development opportunities as well as social and economical equity. The HNA is involved in advocating for the community on current topics such as redevelopment planning, light rail transportation planning, and economic development such as advocacy for establishment of businesses in the neighborhood that offer equitable opportunities for residents to obtain products and services as well as potential employment.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program
Business Improvement Districts in the Twin Cities: Opportunities and Challenges. 2011 Gronewold, Sara.

Business Improvement Districts are a form of public/private partnership in which property and business owners elect to pay an additional assessment to be used for maintenance, development, and promotion of their commercial area. The have gained popularity across the United States over the past thirty years as a powerful means for neighborhoods and commercial districts to invest in and revitalize their commercial and residential interests.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program