Harrison is a diverse North Minneapolis neighborhood of approximately 3,200 residents. The community faces many challenges, including an unemployment rate of 14.3% (over double the city-wide average of 6.6%) and 42% of residents living below the poverty line.
The Harrison neighborhood has identified youth development as priority, and RCFL is deeply engaged in working to create youth enrichment opportunities that, through relationship, tutoring, empowerment, education, and skill development, begin to narrow or eliminate the large achievement gap.
The project will allow RCFL to continue providing high quality youth programming. Funds help support the participation of young people who would not otherwise have resources to afford similar educational and skill development opportunities.