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It Is Summer and Time To Be OUT in the Backyard!

It Is Summer and Time To Be OUT in the Backyard!

By Bernice Arias, a member of the Backyard Initiative OIBY Community Health Action Team The OUT in the Backyard (OIBY), a Community Health Action Team or CHAT of the Backyard Initiative, continues to work toward improving the lives of the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) population living in the Backyard by connecting people to [...]

It Is Summer and We Are GROWING THE BACKYARD! Check out the activities of this Community Health Action Team (CHAT) in the following images !!!!

It Is Summer and We Are GROWING THE BACKYARD! Check out the activities of this Community Health Action Team (CHAT) in the following images !!!!

BUILDING COMPOST BINS Building compost bins in Paradise Gardens, East 34th Street and Chicago Avenue South BUILDING COMMUNITY AND PLANTER BOXES COMING SOON… Produce stand at the Midtown Global Market

Salud Ambiental Latino Empieza En El Hogar [A Community Health Action Team (CHAT) of the Backyard Initiative]

Salud Ambiental Latino Empieza En El Hogar  [A Community Health Action Team (CHAT) of the Backyard Initiative]

Latino Environmental Health Begins At Home (LEHBAH) Community Health Action Team members meet and do presentations and trainings at Jenny’s Beauty Salon, 1108 East Lake St., Minneapolis by Julio Martinez and Bertha Medina Somos un grupo latino formado desde al año 2011, su principal objetivo es cuidar el medio ambiente y la salud, orientando [...]

Ongoing Solar Lantern Workshops – Solar Generator Workshops

Ongoing Solar Lantern Workshops – Solar Generator Workshops

COL family members at the solar lantern workshop. Our core objective is to connect community members with each other in a way that our healthy interdependence can be furthered through engagement around community: mutually supportive sustainability strategies; honoring and encouraging inter-generational family participation; inter-cultural sharing [...]

…and coming this July 2017, COMMUNITIES OF LIGHT/BYI Rebirthing Community CHAT Re-OPENS AMEN CORNER Thrones Plaza-Corner of Chicago and Franklin Avenues JULY 8, 2017 ~SATURDAY, Noon-4:00 P.M.

…and coming this July 2017, COMMUNITIES OF LIGHT/BYI Rebirthing Community CHAT Re-OPENS  AMEN CORNER Thrones Plaza-Corner of Chicago and Franklin Avenues JULY 8, 2017 ~SATURDAY, Noon-4:00 P.M.

We are pleased to announce that we have added new volunteers from the Communities of Light Co-op to support the Amen Corner 2017 session. Please come and support us. The Amen Corner opens officially, SATURDAY, JULY 8, Noon to 4:00 p.m. Stop by Peavey Park, Thrones Plaza, on the corner of Chicago & Franklin Avenues. Communities of Light (COL) [...]

JOIN Communities of Light (COL) at the MayDay Parade Workshops!

JOIN Communities of Light (COL) at the MayDay Parade Workshops!

BYI Rebirthing Communities/COL CHAT leader hosting a Communities of Light lantern-decorating table at the MayDay workshop 2016. It’s April and time for MayDay Workshops facilitated by Heart of the Beast Theatre as we prepare for the 43rd annual MayDay Parade and Festival! Communities of Light/BYI Rebirthing Communities CHAT bring people [...]

Shining Light on the Backyard Initiative’s 2016 Evaluation

Shining Light on the Backyard Initiative’s 2016 Evaluation

Community Ownership of the Process The Backyard Initiative’s (BYI) evaluation process has been informed, driven, and owned by the community in which a survey was administered in 2016. The level of community empowerment the BYI has achieved has been eight years in the making; but it was this level of empowerment that was required in order to [...]

Beyond the Clinic and Into the Community: The Phillips Neighborhood Clinic

Beyond the Clinic and Into the Community: The Phillips Neighborhood Clinic

by Callahan Clark, PNC student practitioner Located in the basement of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church (2742 15th Ave. S.)d, The Phillips Neighborhood Clinic (PNC) is a free clinic run by health professional students from the University of Minnesota under the supervision of licensed clinicians. PNC provides free care to anyone who walks [...]

Shining Light on the Backyard Initiative’s TEENS Project

Shining Light on the Backyard Initiative’s TEENS Project

Carl Lobley (BYI Resource Center) & Sergio Nahun (BYI TEEN Project CHAT) and Minkara Tezet (BYI Circle of Healing) preparing to participate in a KMOJ Radio show. (KMOJ) What is the goal or purpose of this CHAT? TEENS stands for Teenagers Entering Existing Networking Systems. We are a youth leadership and entrepreneurial skills development [...]

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