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African Development Center of Minnesota (ADC)

 

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Organization Information


Organization: African Development Center of Minnesota (ADC)

Sector: 501C-3 Non-Profit

Organization Mission: Basic economic security remains out of reach for too many of the Twin Cities’ 130,000 African immigrants and refugees. Most have arrived less than a generation ago. Language, cultural and religious barriers paired with major gaps in the local economic development system have led to failed businesses and wasted wealth for the individual and the community. ADC envisions the day when African immigrants and refugees have overcome these barriers to financial success.

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Related PlanScape Status on: Diversity and Inclusion, Economic Development, Workforce Development
February 08, 2019: Bloom Reconsiders Second Phases of Riverfront Project

"Bloom International Realty may be rethinking plans to build the second phase of its $230 million riverfront development in downtown Rochester.

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February 02, 2019: History Center to present Traveling While Black

The “Traveling While Black” exhibit being developed by the History Center of Olmsted County will chronicle the challenges faced by black motorists prior to the passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1964.

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January 28, 2019: Race Exhibit Returns to Rochester

Updates from Tony Williams, Science Museum of Minnesota

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December 21, 2018: Triton Hilton Hotel (Broadway at Center) Asking for more TIF

Rochester developer Gus Chafoulias wants an additional $6.5 million in city assistance to pay for the nearly-complete Hilton hotel project.

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December 19, 2018: CHNA Meeting and News

December 13, 2018 CHNA meeting minutes. 

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November 17, 2018: Race Exhibit 2018

Reviving 2009 Race Exhibit in a condensed version.

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November 12, 2018: Diversity Council newsmaker

A sample of Diversity Council community engagement activities.

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Lvl 1: Diversity and Inclusion ; Economic Development ; Workforce Development

Lvl 2: African American ; Sector ; Human Resource ; Immigration ; Diversity and Inclusion

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Steady

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