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Community Partners Show The Love

February 25, 2024

We’re feeling the love from our community partners! We rely on volunteers and community support to keep the houses looking great, stock the closets with hygiene products and welcome baskets, and spread awareness of our work. Over the last fiscal year, Avenues was fortunate to receive support from many companies,…

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ConneQT in Community

November 22, 2023

This fall, ConneQT staff have enjoyed being out into the community, getting into conversation, and building relationships with incredible partners across the Twin Cities!  AARP Twin Cities and StoryCorps Present Listening OutLoud: A Celebration of LGBTQ+ Voices  AARP Minnesota and StoryCorps came together to document, preserve and amplify stories from…

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October Community Partners

October 23, 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 October partners! Boston Scientific Shows Up…

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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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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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