Saint Joan of Arc Catholic Community

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Saint Joan of Arc

Catholic Community

4537 3rd Ave. So.
Minneapolis, MN 55419
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Phone: 612.823.8205
Fax: 612.825.7028

Tuesday, February 13 Events

Morning: Sixteen members of Sister Parish gathered at the Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ) to learn about the innovations and support provided by a collaboration of many people and agencies to support the scholars and families of scholars of this North Minneapolis community. NAZ partners with early childhood education, k-12 schools, health, housing, career and finance providers, (public and private) to support those youth who are at greatest risk of not going to college. After some vigorous discussion and question and answer opportunities with André Dukes, the Early Childhood Collaboration Director we moved down Broadway to "Appetite for Change". There we learned how the "Food desert" is making progress but is still a "food swamp" with 38 fast food restaurants in the immediate area, which isn't much more healthy. The motto is "Using food as a tool to build health, wealth and social change". After learning about the variety of youth driven activities we had a delicious lunch. 

Dieciseis miembros de el Iglesias Hermanas nos reunimos en  Zona de Logros del Barrio Norte (NAZ en sus siglas en ingles), para aprender sobre las innovaciones y apoyo brindado por mucha gente y agencias que apoyan  a estudiantes y sus familias en esta comunidad del Norte de Minneapolis.  NAZ coparticipa con instituciones de educacion temprana, escuelas primarias, de salud, de vivienda y proveedores de financiamiento (publico o privado) para apoyar a los jovenes que tienen el mayor riesgo de no asister a la universidad.  Luego de una rigurosa conversacion y varias preguntas y respuestas con Andre Dukes, el Director de Educacion Temprana, fuimos a la calle Broadway a "Apetito por Cambio". Alli aprendimos como el "Desierto de Comida" avanza pero aun es un "pantano de comida" con 38 restaurantes de comida rapida en el area, cosa que no es muy saludable. El lema es "Utilizando la comida como una herramienta para  construir salud, riqueza y cambio social". Despues de aprender sobre la gran variedad de actividades orientadas a la juventud tuvimos un delicioso almuerzo.

Afternoon-Evening: Spent the afternoon packing up the bins with food and loading them on the Mobile Loaves truck. 3 stops were made as the delegates helped to distribute food, hats, socks and blankets to people in need. This made a big impression on Olga and Pedro.
"Pasamos la tarde empacando los contenedores de comida y llevandolos en el camion de "Panes Mobiles". Hicimos tres paradas, los delegados ayudaron a distribuir la comida, gorros, calcetines y colchas para proteger del frio a la gente necesitada. Esto impresiono a Olga y a Pedro."