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Staff Spotlight #5

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Since mid-March, Hope’s staff has been working from home. We are adjusting our work and overcoming the challenges presented, and though our work today looks much different than it has during our previous 42 years, we are still fulfilling our mission each day. We are highlighting our staff members so you can hear from us how we fulfill our mission in today’s world! You’ll hear what our work looks like, what challenges we’re overcoming, what updates we have, and our plans moving forward. Thank you for joining us!

Spotlight #5: ARC Team

Watch this week’s staff spotlight video to hear from our Art of Radical Collaboration (ARC) team, partner from Minneapolis Institute of Art, and the incredible work they’ve been doing! Olivia Levins Holden, ARC Lead Organizer, Samie Johnson, Creative Programs Assistant, and Hope’s partner Crystal Price with Mia, provide program and partnership history, updates about Art of Radical Collaboration’s programming, TRCSTR description updates, and what their work looks like this year.

Staff Spotlight #4

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Since mid-March, Hope’s staff has been working from home. We are adjusting our work and overcoming the challenges presented, and though our work today looks much different than it has during our previous 42 years, we are still fulfilling our mission each day. We are highlighting our staff members so you can hear from us how we fulfill our mission in today’s world! You’ll hear what our work looks like, what challenges we’re overcoming, what updates we have, and our plans moving forward. Thank you for joining us!

Spotlight #4: Parks & Power Team

This week, we are featuring our Parks & Power team, Jake Virden and Shruthi Kamisetty! First you’ll hear from Jake, Parks & Power Lead Organizer. He describes their work in parks during the pandemic, working with the Parks Board, supporting the Minneapolis Sanctuary Movement and encampments with the parks, and navigating the challenges. Then you’ll hear from Shruthi, Parks & Power Organizer. She explains the Parks & Power values and purpose, the disproportionate impacts COVID-19 is having on the BIPOC community, the curcial need for parks, and a COVID-19 testing site at Phelps Park.

Staff Spotlight #1-3

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Since mid-March, Hope’s staff has been working from home. We are adjusting our work and overcoming the challenges presented, and though our work today looks much different than it has during our previous 42 years, we are still fulfilling our mission each day. We are highlighting our staff members so you can hear from us how we fulfill our mission in today’s world! You’ll hear what our work looks like, what challenges we’re overcoming, what updates we have, and our plans moving forward. Thank you for joining us!

 

Spotlight #1: Maggy Otte

Our first staff spotlight is Maggy Otte, our Community Development Associate. Maggy gives an update on what housing looks like today for Hope and our property management partners!

Spotlight #2: Malyun Yahye

Our second Staff Spotlight is Malyun Yahye, our Community Ownership Project Coordinator. Malyun introduces our new Community Ownership Project launching this month! If you are intersted in learning more about this program, take our quick survey.

Spotlight #3: Maryan Abdinur

Maryan Abdinur is our Food, Land & Community Program Lead. In this Spotlight, Maryan describres her program, engagement, and policy work during a time of distancing, talks about her response to food access shortages through the supply drop, and provides updates on harvesting in the Gardens this year!

Enjoy our 2019 Annual Report!

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Our 2019 Annual Report reflects on what can happen when dreams meet reality – when dreamers and doers align. Making dreams come to fruition requires concrete plans, follow through, patience, grit, and dedication. Hope Community has been comprised of leaders, staff, volunteers, and supporters who share those qualities; for decades, we’ve been working with community members and partners to make dreams become reality.

Together, we will keep dreaming and doing for the years to come.

We will keep fighting for justice and liberation, solidifying foundations for lasting placekeeping, establishing safe and healthy environments in our neighborhoods, and we will never stop listening to the voices of our community.

In gratitude,
Shannon Smith Jones,
Executive Director

Read the 2019 Annual Report [PDF]