Over the years we have partnered with various organizations serving immigrants, refugees, and communities of color on projects that support and promote transportation, recreation, connections between people and the land, and a say in future development in the Midtown Greenway. The Midtown Greenway is for EVERYONE, and we've been working with diverse groups and organizations to make sure that all families know they can enjoy the Greenway too.
Recently, we have been trying to secure funding to re-launch one of our successful outreach efforts -- the Green Way to Go program, which offers bike rides for local children of color in the Midtown area. We are pleased to report that we have received a small grant to re-launch the program in 2017.
We are also currently working with Little Earth of United Tribes and MCAD to secure funding for a mural created by Little Earth youth.
A few years ago we partnered with the Minnesota Immigrant Freedom Network, with whom we coordinated a series of Family Days on the Greenway. Organized for Hispanic, Somali, Native American and all families in neighborhoods near the Greenway, to celebrate diverse cultures, with a focus on how individuals and families can use the Greenway for health, exercise, relaxation, and more! Allina Health also offered free screenings during these events.
Our volunteers and staff attend many neighborhood events and are always looking for ways to educate the community about the Midtown Greenway! If you would like us to attend a neghborhood event, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org