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


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.

Sabathani in the News

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.”