Our Mission

Our mission—grounded in our engagement with, service to, and advancement of the South Minneapolis community—is to provide people of all ages and cultures with essential resources that inspire them to improve their lives and build a thriving
community.

 

Our Vision

 

Our vision is to be a vibrant leader with strong partnerships in a community where people of all ages and cultures can live, learn, work, and play in a healthy and safe environment.

About Us

Sabathani Community Center is one of Minnesota’s oldest African American-founded nonprofits. Sabathani helps equip approximately 32,000 South Minneapolis residents annually to tackle barriers in their lives as they move from surviving to thriving. As a multi-service organization, we deliver a comprehensive range of community-oriented, culturally tailored services and programming in an environment of dignity and respect.

 

Sabathani Community Center is pleased to welcome Scott Redd as our Chief Executive Officer. Scott brings a wealth of experience in public affairs, diversity and inclusion, leadership development and educational administration. He has leveraged countless partnerships in his previous roles and developed and executed large scale strategic plans.
We are thrilled to have Scott lead us to great things in 2022 and beyond and help us better serve our communities in South Minneapolis.

Eliminating the Black and Brown community wealth gap is a generational challenge. Sabathani is partnering with several Minnesota organizations to bring information, actionable resources, and time to ask questions through monthly multi-generational-building conversations. Learn more about the Free Workshops here.

Sabathani in the News

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Public Utilities Commission approves $9 million investment in three Resilient Minneapolis projects

July 19, 2022 (MINNEAPOLIS) The City of Minneapolis and Xcel Energy applaud the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission’s recent approval of resiliency investments at three Minneapolis community centers. The $9 million Resilient Minneapolis projects will help these centers be more resilient in times of power outages while meeting the City’s and Xcel Energy’s equity, environmental justice and distributed energy objectives.

WCCO TV: Affordable housing project aims to keep seniors in their longtime Minneapolis neighborhood

Sabathani Community Center celebrated the grand opening Wednesday of a 48-unit senior apartment building that is hoped to be part of a cultural revitalization in the heart of South Minneapolis. The roughly $12.3 million development at 3rd Avenue S. and 37th Street E. has been eight years in the making, and marks a milestone in the city’s strategic development plan for the 38th Street corridor.
WCCO published an article about the grand opening.

Sabathani Community Center marks grand opening of affordable senior apartments

Sabathani Community Center celebrated the grand opening Wednesday of a 48-unit senior apartment building that is hoped to be part of a cultural revitalization in the heart of South Minneapolis. The roughly $12.3 million development at 3rd Avenue S. and 37th Street E. has been eight years in the making, and marks a milestone in the city’s strategic development plan for the 38th Street corridor.
The Star Tribune published an article about the grand opening.

Strategic partnerships improve communities in more ways than one

Sabathani is pleased to share news about our partnership with the Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) to improve our 99-year-old building’s energy efficiency. CEE published a blog post about the project that you can read below.
Ken Rance, Sabathani’s Chief Operating Officer, shares: “CEE has been an invaluable partner, helping us learn how to invest in ourselves and energy efficiency.”

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