Northside Funders Group


North@Work: An innovative workforce strategy for African-American men

Posted: 17 Feb 16

  The Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation of Minnesota recently awarded a grant to  the Northside Funders Group (NFG), chiefly to support its new North@Work initiative. Joel Luedtke, senior program officer at the foundation, and Kevin Murray, program officers at NFG, discuss the history, purpose and hopes of this new ...

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Press Release: North@Work Launch

Posted: 16 Feb 16

The Northside Funders Group launches the one-year pilot of its North@Work initiative today to connect Northside African American men with meaningful employment by scaling proven strategies and testing innovations to reinvent the way our local labor market functions. North@Work aims to move 2,000 African American men, aged 25 and older, into living-wage jobs by 2020. Read more…

Solidarity Among Northside Organizations

Posted: 20 Nov 15

As community resources and partners, we stand together to acknowledge the homicide of Jamar Clark in North Minneapolis last weekend. To not recognize the heightened, palpable anxiety, frustration, anger, and agitation in our community right now would be inauthentic. The gravity of the situation is very real and apparent. First and ...

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Star Tribune (Business) – Closing Northside Employment Gap

Posted: 06 Nov 15

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