To create more opportunities for youth to move forward, YouthLink is working with Project for Pride in Living (PPL) to develop 46 housing units for young people experiencing homelessness, ages 18-24. The five-story structure, named Downtown View, will be connected to YouthLink’s headquarters—and the YOC—in downtown Minneapolis.We expect to break ground in 2017.
This development fills a critical need of housing for youth experiencing homelessness, and connects them to the essential skills and pathways needed to succeed in the 21st century economy. However, YouthLink’s Ignite Change Campaign is about more than just bricks and mortar. It’s about creating a holistic, positive, vibrant community that makes it possible for youth to engage with new opportunities, broaden their horizons, and build self-esteem. It’s about inclusiveness, innovation, and connectivity—to the YOC partner services, transformative programming in education and employment, and connection to the broader community through mentorship and job placement.
Thank you so much to Senator Klobuchar for her support of this project. You can read her letter of support and congratulations here.
Carl & Eloise Pohlad Family Foundation
Buuck Family Fund of the Minneapolis Foundation
Margaret A. Cargill Foundation Fund of the Minneapolis Foundation
The Patrick and Aimee Butler Family Foundation
North Loop Neighborhood
Downtown Minneapolis Neighborhood Association
Ronald and Joan Cornwell
John & Denise Graves Family Foundation
Hubbard Broadcasting Foundation
The Curtis L. Carlson Family Foundation
Douglass Brandenborg Family Foundation
Family Housing Fund
Thrivent Financial Foundation
The Jay & Rose Phillips Family Foundation
Hugh J. Andersen Foundation
Bruce & Ann Nerland
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