#AcmeBlackHistoryMonth

Supporting African American Nonprofits

during Black History Month

 

The

Charities

Appetite for Change's mission is to use food as a tool to build health, wealth and social change. We believe food is the key ingredient to nourishing well-being. Systemic barriers make accessing fresh food in North Minneapolis a challenge for many. Through youth and workforce development programs, social enterprises, and policy initiatives, we build community capacity to engage with the food system in a fresh and sustainable way.

Better Futures Minnesota has intentionally embraced adult men who have significant and chronic barriers to stabilization and self sufficiency. Those barriers include chronic homelessness, unemployment, and incarceration. BFM offers a 4 phase/24 month comprehensive and integrated model that includes housing, workforce development, health and wellness. Our unique organization operates as a social enterprise with five business lines that allows us to offer immediate employment to participants.

The Power of People Leadership Institute, co- founded by, Dr. Verna Cornelia and Brother Shane Price, inspires, informs and mentors youth and adults to overcome life’s obstacles through personal development, personal power and leadership. The institute consists of three programs, Girls Taking Action, mentoring program for girls grades 6-12, Boys of Hope Program™, mentoring program for boys grades 6-12 and Re-Planting Program™, works to reduce recidivism, particularly for African Americans. 

 

The

Charity Fair

Date: ___

1:00 - 3:00pm

Atrium of the Building

 

Plan to stop down to our charity fair to meet the charities. 

You can learn about their important work, their programs & services as well as any volunteer needs they have.

 

We will have a raffle drawing for those of you who visit each nonprofit at the fair.

 

Popcorn will be served!

 

Volunteer Event

Date: ___

2:00pm

Atrium of the Building

 

We will have a speed volunteering event during the charity fair. 

 

We will be putting together "welcome bags" for men new to the Better Futures program.  These men come directly from incarceration and the bags include toiletries and other needed necessities.

 

 

Fundraising Activities

Casual for a Cause

Every day this Month

$3 per day

See Lonnie at our reception desk to buy a ticket.  Each $3 ticket is good for one day to wear one or all of the following:

  • sports jersey

  • sports hat

  • jeans or shorts

Silent Auction

Week of _____

M-F: 8am - 5pm

Cafe

 

Each department will create a basket or two (see manager for budget) to auction off. 

 

A pizza lunch will be awarded to the department with the best basket.

Chili Cook-off

Date: ____

11:30am - 1:00pm

Cafe

 

This will be brutally competitive as our amateur chefs cook up some chili for us!  Come hungry and ready for some good food!

$10 per bottomless tasting bowl

 

Informational Webinars

North Minneapolis Food System

Date: ___

Time: ___

Register

Food justice is the true opportunity to unlock cycles of generational poverty and oppression. Named one of the fifth largest food deserts in the country, North Minneapolis is under-represented in retail services and new development projects. In reality, our neighborhood is a food “swamp" where large amounts of energy-dense snack foods and fast foods vastly outnumber healthy food options.

The Power of Mentoring

Date: ___

Time: ___

Register

How mentoring increases employees retention.

Racism & Bias as it Relates to African Americans

Date: ___

Time: ___

Register

We are in the best of times and/or the worst of times as it relates to race relations and the African-American community in the USA. This webinar explores what it mean to improve race relations by addressing racism and bias with courage, an open mind and the will to create long-lasting positive changes in our own lives, our communities, workplaces, and society. Come ready to think, explore, strategize and be challenged. This is not easy work but it is doable!

Social Media and the Human Disconnect

Date: ___

Time: ___

Register

How social media is breaking down our ability to engage and connect with people.

The Impact of Mass Incarceration on Families of Color

Date: ___

Time: ___

Register

How mass incarceration is impacting families of color.

 

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