Hope Community

Hope Community has a 31-year history

of community connection in one of the most diverse and economically challenged areas in Minneapolis, MN. We began as a place for people to gather in community. Our original shelter and hospitality house was a respite from the isolation and pain of homelessness. When drugs and violence overwhelmed the neighborhood and others focused on the negatives, Hope took a stand for community and children. Over the last 10 years, we designed and built the two-square block Hope Campus in a neighborhood a mile south of downtown Minneapolis – a recognized model of affordable residential place making. We built our reputation as we built a living model, attracting investment and delivering on our commitments. Hope now owns and operates a thriving multi-cultural community in 126 low-income rental units.
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Franklin Library


Free internet Wi-Fi

Tuesday, Thursday – 12:00 to 8:00
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday – 10:00 to 6:00
Books, DVDs, CDs, magazines & more!
21 computers in Library, Homework Helper for K – High School

Franklin Learning Center
Monday 12-8, TuesdayThursday 9-3, Friday 10-6
Saturday Learning Circles 1:30 and 3:00

Franklin Learning Center/Adults 16 and over work on English skills, citizenship prep, GED/One on one tutoring.  Phillips Technology Center/class schedule available at Minneapolis Public Library website, or visit library/Open structured lab also available

Phillips Tech Center

Carlson Printing Company

We have streamlined our process to offer our customers the greatest savings in offset printing. Real ink on a great selection of paper, printed with the quality you can’t get from digital printing. Our workflow is completely electronic. From proofing to plate-making, you can be assured that your final product will LOOK GREAT and impress your clients.

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Project for Pride in Living

About PPL:ppl_logo

In 2004, PPL directly served nearly 7,000 people through our interconnected programs.

PPL’s mission is to assist lower-income individuals and families to work toward self-sufficiency by providing housing, jobs and training. We create opportunities for growth through several integrated programs:

  • Affordable Housing –Rental and Ownership
  • Jobs and Employment Readiness Training
  • Personal & Community Support Services
  • Youth Development

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The Mindekirke Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church

Den Norske Lutherske Mindekirke
The Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church (ELCA), Minneapolis, Minnesota

Mindekirken’s Mission:

  • To serve as a spiritual center for the Scandinavian American Community, worshiping in both Norwegian and English.
  • To be a warm and inviting place for visitors and members alike, where people join in fellowship across different ages and cultural backgrounds. – To encourage activities such as Leiv Eriksson International Festival, Syttende Mai Celebration, concerts, festive dinners and language classes.

The Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church · 924 E. 21st St, Minneapolis, MN 55404-2952 · (612)874-0716

Franklin Street Bakery

The Franklin Street Bakery encompasses both a wholesale commercial bakery and a retail operation. Along with providing the sinfully delicious pastries and breads to Tejas and Bar Abilene, our products are available to the finest restaurants, hotels and retail establishments through your foodservice distributor. Our bakery started as an in-house bakery , but moved to South Minneapolis in 1994 to accommodate the growing demand for its products.

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