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Backyard Initiative Celebration

Backyard Initiative Celebration

10 Years of Backyard Initiative Achievements

10 Years of Backyard Initiative Achievements

Backyard Initiative What We Learned

Backyard Initiative What We Learned

What We Learned The Backyard Initiative (BYI) is a partnership between residents of South Minneapolis and Allina Health. The Cultural Wellness Center, as lead agency, is the organizer and facilitator of this partnership. The goal of the BYI is to improve the health of residents living in the seven neighborhoods of the area called the Backyard. [...]

Choosing safer cleaning products to improve air quality

By EMILY WORMAN This summer, 15 businesses and housing complexes in Phillips participated in a project to improve air quality and community health by switching to safer janitorial products. Eleven businesses have committed to switching to safer products, and they are improving local air quality by reducing the emissions of hazardous air [...]

Move N’ Eat

Move N’ Eat

The 4th Annual Power Health Tour

The 4th Annual Power Health Tour

Backyard Initiative Back Page – October

Backyard Initiative Back Page – October

“A reality in today’s times”…

“A reality in today’s times”…

STEP-UP youth working with the Cultural Wellness Center and the Backyard Initiative learned about cultural self-study, cultural leadership development, and cultural financial literacy. Below are some of the direct quotes from this discussion towards the end of their summer tenure on economics/money and working as teens. The youth preferred not to [...]

Celebrating the STEP-UP Interns & their accomplishments!

Celebrating the STEP-UP Interns & their accomplishments!

AMGED YUSEFSTEP-UP Interns receiving words of encouragement from Backyard Initiative staff members Rose Lobley and Roberta Barnes and spoken word artist and BYI member, Amged Yusef. September marks the end of summer and a new school year. But for the STEP-UP Interns employed by the Cultural Wellness Center during the summer, it also represents [...]

Phillips elders walk around the world

Phillips elders walk around the world

BY THE PHILLIPS WELLNESS 50+ TEAM It was a bold goal. Phillips elders set out to walk around the world. Led by Phillips Wellness 50+, a grassroots group of community members working to improve their own health and supporting others in doing the same, about 40 people started the journey. We were armed with pedometers and bright green shirts, [...]

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