September Community Partnerships

September 25, 2023

When you partner with Avenues for Youth, you make a difference in the life of a young person experiencing homelessness. Community partners help provide vital support and dollars, advocate for equity, and learn about the root causes of homelessness. Thank you to our incredible September partners! XCEL IS EXCELLENT On…

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Remembering MLK’s “I Have a Dream” Speech

August 25, 2023

August 28, 2023 marks 60 years since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Today, a new children’s book aims to connect his words to a new generation. “Echo in the Distance” is written by Emmy-award-winning journalist and…

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Awesome Community Partners

August 23, 2023

Topline Supplies Vital Technology Tools! TopLine Financial Credit Union, a Twin Cities-based member-owned financial services cooperative, donated laptops and iPads to Avenues to assist young adults with online access to complete their schoolwork. TopLine donated 25 laptops and 2 iPads valued at around $4,000! These refurbished devices will be distributed…

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We are a Meets Standards® Organization!

August 21, 2023

We’re thrilled to announce that Avenues for Youth continues to qualify as a Charities Review Council Meets Standards® organization! Nonprofit organizations, such as Avenues, earn the Meets Standards® seal by voluntarilyparticipating in Charities Review Council’s Accountability Wizard® review process. The only web-based product of its kind, the Accountability Wizard® is…

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July Community Partner Shout Outs

July 26, 2023

Thank you to the community partners who showed up for Avenues in July! For over ten years the faith community at Advent Lutheran Church in Maple Grove has been a steadfast partner to Avenues for Youth. Advent consistently looks for opportunities to uplift youth experiencing homelessness. We are so grateful for all…

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Boston Consulting Volunteers

July 5, 2023

Thank you, Boston Consulting Group! This incredible company sent a dozen team members to Minneapolis Avenues for Youth to make sure our grounds are an incredible extension of the house. Every summer youth, staff, and community alike gather at Avenues to relax, socialize, garden, shoot hoops and enjoy the summer.…

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L’Oréal Volunteers at Minneapolis Avenues

June 27, 2023

The L’Oréal USA team came out in full force to help sort and organize the many supplies youth need and deserve. After a full day of work, the storage closets were looking fresh, towels were folded and color coded, toiletries were lined up according to type, making them quick and…

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PAR Systems Shows their Pride

June 22, 2023

The team at PAR Systems came together to learn about Avenues, LGBTQI+ youth homelessness, and the ConneQT Program model. They also put together hundreds of pride packs for us to hand out at Twin Cities Pride Festival. Each bag is full of celebratory items like pride flags, stickers, and more. We’ll be…

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Thank You St. Joan of Arc

June 22, 2023

Thank you so much to St. Joan of Arc Catholic Community for welcoming not only the Avenues community to table and talk about our work, but also the LGBTQI+ community into a warm and welcoming faith community.    Avenues has been a proud partner to the St. Joan of Arc…

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Minnesota Aurora FC Rocks!

June 21, 2023

The Minnesota Aurora FC is one of those community partners you just cannot say enough good things about. Their team and staff went above and beyond to learn about Avenues, LGBTQI+ youth homelessness, and the ConneQT Program model. Then they thought creatively about how they can help create a positive…

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