Congratulations to the following organizations who were awarded a 2021 Fulton Small Grant. The program is designed to support community engagement and neighborhood youth activities. Where applicable, we have indicated contact or registration information for these awesome engagement activities.
Lake Harriet Community School Equity Team
Award amount: $2,500
A series of four FREE workshops facilitated by the YWCA Racial Justice and Public Policy Team to challenge your thinking, encourage community conversation and develop a shared understanding of race and equity issues in Minneapolis. The first virtual workshop on Microaggressions and Bias 101 will be 6-8 p.m. Wed., March 24. Attend any or all sessions. Register for the first session here.
Yoga Fit Studios, Linden Hills
Award Amount: $800
Six FREE outdoor yoga classes (dates TBD) at Pershing Park. Join your neighbors for a series of yoga opportunities featuring physical exercises, mental meditation and breathing techniques to strengthen muscles and relieve stress. Attend any or all sessions. Send an e-mail to LindenHills@yogafitstudios.com. They will create an interest list and e-mail everyone class dates and registration info when they are able to be scheduled. Classes are limited to 50 participants each.
Positive Engagement at Pershing Park
Award amount: $750
A series of positive and engaging activities at Pershing Park. This is especially important as the Pershing Park Building has been closed for over a year and it gives the neighborhood an opportunity to safely engage with one another, build community and foster pride. FREE activities will include trash pick-up (weekly), positive sidewalk chalking (monthly), flower potting event (twice), packing hygiene kits for those in need and a basketball tournament. Attend any or all sessions. Sign up here to be put on the event e-mail notification list.
The Body Organization
Award amount: $650
Available to all Minneapolis Public School high school students when it has been increasingly difficult to get the resources they need while school has been closed for distance learning. Provide FREE personal hygiene, health, safety and reproductive supplies along with mental health resources. Send supply inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org or follow @thebodyorg on Instagram.
Kids in the Kitchen
Award amount: $500
A series of four FREE virtual cooking lessons (for groups of kids ages 7-10 and 11-13). Children will learn fundamental cooking skills, explore their culinary creativity, share fantastic meals with family and discover tips for successful cooking and baking. Limit 15 participants per series. Plan to attend all sessions in one series.