The City of Minneapolis has awarded about $1 million to seven community organizations to provide positive outreach and support services during and after the trials of the former officers involved in the killing of George Floyd. These community organizations will provide positive outreach and community engagement; support two-way communication between communities and the City; de-escalate, mediate and resolve conflicts if needed; and share information about existing City and community supports and help community members access them. Contracts will run through Dec. 31, 2021.
The seven organizations are:
• A Mother’s Love
• Center for Multicultural Mediation
• Native American Community Development Institute (NACDI)
• Corcoran Neighborhood Organization and T.O.U.C.H. Outreach
• Change Equals Opportunity (C.E.O.)
• Restoration Inc
• We Push for Peace.
The organizations will work in specific areas of the City covering north, south and downtown. Eligible organizations included nonprofit or community-based organizations, neighborhood organizations, cultural organizations, places of worship or faith organizations, and individuals. Visit the City website for more information about the City of Minneapolis Office of Violence Prevention and its other programs. https://www2.minneapolismn.gov/government/departments/health/office-violence-prevention