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Youth Gather and Grow Solutions in Phillips

By Ruby Levine In July 2010, the unemployment rate for people ages 16-24 reached 19.1% nationally - it”'s worse in low-income and minority communities. In response, young people here in the Twin Cities are working with the broader community to create solutions. The Summer of Solutions (SoS) is a two-month summer program building capacity for projects that address social and environmental injustice in Phillips and the Twin Cities as a whole. Last summer, 25 full- and part-time SoS participants gathered in Phillips to work on energy efficiency, bike access, green manufacturing, and urban farming. The initial influx of capacity provided by SoS has led to sustained work throughout the year in the Phillips community and all around the Twin Cities and the program is gearing up for another jolt of energy this summer. (more…)

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