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Northside Partners

Building Relationships in North Minneapolis

The Basilica community is committed to building relationships with people and organizations in North Minneapolis.  Located in neighborhoods often challenged by poverty and violence, The Basilica is grateful to learn and grow from our partrners on the north side.   

Together, in mutuality, trust, and respect, we can make a difference.  Get involved through one of our Northside partners and be transformed!

From Death to Life

From Death To Life is an organization dedicated to ending violence through healing and reconciliation between families of victims and those who have caused harm. They offer support groups empowering parents to come to terms with the impact of homicide through emotional, spiritual, mental, and physical healing.

In addition to healing groups, From Death To Life sponsors an annual prayer walk, community gatherings that celebrate life, and talks that invite others to witness the healing power of forgiveness and use that vision to heal in their own lives.

Code Red — Since April 2012, From Death to Life has led a once-a-month silent vigil against violence. Dressed in red, mothers and others in the community gather together to take a stand against violence.  Join us on the 2nd Saturday of each month, 1:00-2:00pm on West Broadway near Cub.

Many Mothers, One Love Mother’s Day Card 

Donate to From Death To Life, and get a Many Mothers, One Love Mother’s Day Card for your mother.  Let her know you love her, and make a donation to help other mothers.

Your donation goes directly to From Death to Life, supporting the Two Mothers healing group.  In addition, when you purchase a card, From Death to Life will send an additional card to Stillwater Prison so an inmate can send a Many Mothers, One Love card for Mother’s Day.

West Broadway Crescent Housing: Developing Affordable Housing

The Basilica has partnered with CommonBond Communities to build affordable housing on West Broadway and Logan Ave. North. 

The Crescent Housing development consists of 55 new workforce rental housing units for families.  Located at  1926-2022 West Broadway, along the Bottineau Corridor, a transit corridor that serves multiple bus-lines, the units will be two and three bedrooms to attract a variety of households.

The Crescent will serve families with children.  Comprehensive on-site resident services will be provided by CommonBond's Advantage Services.  

The Groundbreaking for these new affordable housing units took place on November 25, 2013.  Look for the Grand Opening summer 2014.

There are many ways to get involved and volunteer with CommonBond Communities.  Contact Dan Millea for more information. 

Support Families: Organize a Library

There is a wonderful volunteer opportunity to support the work of the Advantage Services at West Broadway Crescent. These Advantage Services are geared to meet the needs of the resident families. 

CommonBond Communities needs help organizing a library of over 100 books for the residents of West Broadway Crescent. Volunteers need to complete a search on scholastics website to find the book level and label the books for the families. You can use their space, or take the books home to work. Contact Janice or 612-317-3477 to get more information. 

Ascension Community

Who is your neighbor? For over 100 years, The Basilica and Church of the Ascension have provided an answer and symbolized peace for the Northside. 

Contact Janice Andersen, 612.317.3477, for more information or to get involved.

Northside Achievement Zone

A collaboration of organizations and schools that provides children and their families comprehensive support from "cradle-to-career."

 

 

Upcoming Events

Green Card Voices Exhibit
Aug 1 to Aug 26
2021
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[asset-4662-411] Green Card Voices Exhibit On Display August 1-26Pope John XXIII Gallery, Lower LevelAugust 1-26Green Card Voices is a Minneapolis based, nonprofit that connects...
Angels Unawares
Aug 1
2021
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Angels Unawares Opening CelebrationSunday, August 1 at 3:00pmBasilica Plaza As this powerful art exhibit comes to Minnesota, we recognize the complexity of migration in our country and world...
Habitat for Humanity Build
Aug 2 to Aug 6
2021
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Habitat for Humanity Annual Build 2021This year we will be back and better than ever with our annual Habitat for Humanity “work camp week”! It’s our 25th year of working on a Habitat home! The build...
Angels Unawares
Aug 7
2021
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Thank you to our sister parish Church of the Ascension for supporting the powerful message the Angels Unawares sculpture brings to our community.  Basilica Plaza12:00-7:00pm with Program of Prayer 5:...
Angels Unawares
Aug 10
2021
Tuesday
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7:30 AM
Thank you to our partner ICOM Minnesota Interfaith Coalition on Immigration for supporting the powerful message the Angels Unawares sculpture brings to our community. Basilica Plaza7:30am Prayer...
Aug 10
2021
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6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Equity, Diversity, Inclusivity Parish-Wide ForumTuesday, August 10, 6:30-7:30pm, ZoomJoin this important Zoom session to engage with and discuss The Basilica EDI Position Statement. Hear from Fr....
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Angels Unawares
Aug 12
2021
Thursday
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12:00 PM
Thank you to our partner Maryknoll Missioners Community for supporting the powerful message the Angels Unawares sculpture brings to our community. Basilica Plaza 12:00-7:00pm will be present for...
Angels Unawares
Aug 14
2021
Saturday
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4:00 PM
Thank you to our partner Archdiocese Ministerio Latino for supporting the powerful message the Angels Unawares sculpture brings to our community. Basilica Plaza4:00-7:00pm Program of PrayerAll are...
Angels Unawares
Aug 17
2021
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Angels Unawares:  Webinar Panel DiscussionAugust 17 at 7:00-8:00pm, Zoom Join in a zoom webinar featuring three important viewpoints of the Angels Unawares Sculpture. We will hear about the...
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Angels Unawares
Aug 19
2021
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12:00 PM
Thank you to our partners Lumen Christi Catholic Community, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church and Casa Guadalupana for supporting the powerful message the Angels Unawares sculpture brings to our community. ...