African American Resources

The Minnesota Legislature empowered the Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage to ensure that people of African heritage fully and effectively participate in and equitably benefit from the political, social, and economic resources, policies and procedures of the State of Minnesota. Generally, the Council is charged with the responsibility of:

  • Advising the Governor and the Legislature on issues confronting Black people;
  • Advising the Governor and the Legislature on statutes, rules and revisions to programs to ensure that Black people have access to benefits and services provided to people in Minnesota;
  • Serving as a liaison to the federal government, local government units and private organizations on matters relating to Black people in Minnesota;
  • Implementing programs designed to solve problems of Black people when authorized by statute, rule or order; and
  • Publicizing the accomplishments of Black people and their contributions to the state.

http://mn.gov/cmah/

332 Minnesota St.
Suite E1240
St. Paul, MN 55101

(651) 757-1752

 

The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.

www.naacp-stpaul.org/

270 N Kent St
St Paul, MN 55102

DIVERSE COMMUNITY CONTACTS

SACSO’s mission is to empower Somali Americans so that they can have an active role within the Owatonna community as business leaders, volunteers, public employees, educators, and neighborhood participants and representatives.

www.sacso.net

201 E Front Street,

Owatonna MN 55060

(507) 573-1427

Through workshops and consultations on financial literacy, business development, and home ownership, ADC provides culturally competent services to Minnesota’s African community.

ADC is a leader in micro-lending to small businesses, outperforming even the largest banking institutions in the state of Minnesota. For three years now, ADC has been recognized as the number One small business lender of the City of Minneapolis. With the help of 8 dedicated full-time employees, Executive and Finance Committee and Board of Trustees, ADC provides services in 6 languages to communities throughout Minnesota.

ADC is dedicated to the economic empowerment and success of African immigrants. Minnesota is home to over one-hundred thousand African immigrants, many of whom face language, cultural, and religious barriers. ADC actively works to reduce these barriers and create a path for African immigrants to achieve financial success.

http://www.adcminnesota.org/

1931 South 5th Street

Minneapolis, MN 5545

(612) 333-4772

 

ADC Willmar

518 Litchfield Ave SW

Willmar, MN 56201

(320) 262-8545

 

The Minnesota Legislature empowered the Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage to ensure that people of African heritage fully and effectively participate in and equitably benefit from the political, social, and economic resources, policies and procedures of the State of Minnesota. Generally, the Council is charged with the responsibility of:

  • Advising the Governor and the Legislature on issues confronting Black people;
  • Advising the Governor and the Legislature on statutes, rules and revisions to programs to ensure that Black people have access to benefits and services provided to people in Minnesota;
  • Serving as a liaison to the federal government, local government units and private organizations on matters relating to Black people in Minnesota;
  • Implementing programs designed to solve problems of Black people when authorized by statute, rule or order; and
  • Publicizing the accomplishments of Black people and their contributions to the state.

http://mn.gov/cmah/

332 Minnesota St.
Suite E1240
St. Paul, MN 55101

(651) 757-1752

 

The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.

www.naacp-stpaul.org/

270 N Kent St
St Paul, MN 55102

Somalia Rebuild Organization (SRO) was established for the purpose of rebuilding the youth of Olmsted County through education, physical activities and programs that promote success. The Somalia Rebuild Organization’s  mission is to establish the initiatives of sustainable development programs, public education, advocacy, empowering women, and small business support. SRO’s initiatives include addressing the most sensitive issues within local Somali community in Minnesota toward youth drug use, violence and lack of proper education.

somaliarebuild.org

1700 North Broadway Suite 152A
Rochester, MN 55906
(507) 990-5289

 

SCRS’ mission is to promote and advance the social well-being and the welfare of its members by providing much-needed community and resettlement services, with the ultimate goal of building a vibrant community, whose members can successfully settle and affectively integrate into the wider American community.

http://somalcrs.wix.com/scrs

1312 1/2 7th Street SW, Suite 206

Rochester, MN 55901

(507) 721-0641

Ladnaan Partners’ mission is to heal, teach, discover and advance the health of the communities they serve. They do this by providing high quality patient-centered care and provider support services that emphasizes wellness, chronic disease prevention, patient engagement and education and a focus on developing easy to understand patient education materials.

http://www.ladnaan.com/

7900  International Dr. #300 #LP

Bloomington, MN 55425

(612) 460-5094

The principles of the Somali Resource Aid  Associates are simple: our communities are mutually dependent. If we stand together, learn together, advocate, honor, and educate each other, we will prosper together and become stronger. We believe that by bringing non-profit organizations, businesses, and  service providers. Professionals and their partners  are together in one voice force. Somali Resource Aid Associates members would learn about each other, form partnerships, and make bigger differences as a whole than the sum.

1207 7th St NW Ste. 7

Rochester, MN 55901

(507) 319-0933

 

 

Centro Campesino is a nonprofit organization that works to improve the lives of members of the Latino and migrant communities. They serve communities in southern Minnesota through community organizing, education, and advocacy.

http://mncentrocampesino.org/

216 N. Oak Ave.

Owatonna, MN 55060

(507) 446-9599

 

 

Main Street Project operates prototype ½-acre production units, located on several Northfield area farms. Each unit of production has a specialized function (research and development, training, or mentorship) and each has been integral to generating the data, knowledge, and experience needed to continuously improve MSP’s poultry-centered system model.

With six years of rigorous field testing under our belt, they’re confident that their regenerative poultry model has the potential to scale up, deliver triple bottom line results and change how food is produced around the world.

http://mainstreetproject.org/

105 4th Street East, Suite 213
Northfield, MN 55057

(507) 786-9900

The FDC is open to anyone needing help with questions on how to navigate the different systems of support in Faribault. They provide information to families about medical care, social services, employment and public education.

http://faribaultdiversitycoalition.org

 324 Central Avenue
 Faribault, MN 55021
(507)384-3838

The CAC has been able to serve over 2,500 people each year. Their mission is to promote a healthy, caring and just community for all people through resources, advocacy and volunteer effort.

http://communityactioncenter.org

1651 Jefferson Parkway, Suite HS-200
Northfield, MN 55057

(507) 664-3550

IMAA builds bridges between cultures by supporting people in transition through multi-cultural services. They provide culturally and linguistically appropriate support services that foster the well-being and independence of refugees and immigrants in their new home.  These services span the spectrum of need and range from employment to interpreting; health care access to vocational training; social services to victim services.

http://imaa.net

2500 Valleyhigh Dr NW

Rochester, MN 55901

(507) 289-5960

The Diversity Council educates people to embrace diversity as a foundation for building a healthy, inclusive and prosperous community. They hold workshops and trainings that are customized for businesses and non-profits and are designed to impact factors such as employee retention, productivity in the workplace, inter-workgroup relationships, and customer/client satisfaction.

http://diversitycouncil.org

1130½ 7th St NW, Suite 204

Rochester, MN  55901

(507) 282-9951

Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota enhances opportunities for immigrants and refugees through legal representation for low-income individuals, and through education and advocacy with diverse communities.

http://www.ilcm.org

450 North Syndicate Street, Suite 200
St. Paul, MN 55104 St. Paul, MN 55104


(651) 641-1011

Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement provides case management services for newly arrived refugees coming through the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops USCCB with reunification assistance. Other services include: help with finding safe, sanitary, affordable housing, cultural orientation classes & home visits, budgeting & financial management, ensuring receipt of all documents, and applying for eligible public assistance programs.

https://www.cctwincities.org/locations/refugee-reception-placement/

Seton Services Building
1276 University Avenue West
St. Paul, MN 55104

(651) 647-3100

The Welcome Center is a non-profit organization based in Austin, Minnesota. The agency works with all members of the community to promote the successful integration of newcomers. Community education projects serve to familiarize current residents with the characteristics of the newcomer populations and to promote acceptance.

austinwelcomecenter.org

111 N. Main St.

Austin, MN 5591

507-434-2863

 

 

The mission of Hispanic Outreach is to provide language and advocacy services to the Hispanic community, to assist Hispanic students in achieving academic success, and to facilitate and promote equal access to all existing community services for Hispanic residents by creating collaboration and partnerships with local organizations, agencies and institutions.

http://hispanicoutreach.org/
1407 W 4th St.

Red Wing, MN 55066.

651-301-2184

MLCA ensures the social and economic well-being of Minnesota’s Latino community through public service. They offer recommendations to the Minnesota state governor and legislature on Chicano Latino public issues and to serve as liaison between the state government and the Latino community.

http://www.mcla.state.mn.us

Centennial Office Building

658 Cedar St.

Suite G-56

St. Paul, MN 55155

651-757-1760

ACHLA is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization that works to respond to the needs of Chicanos, Hispanics and Latin Americans in our community. Their philosophy is to work cooperatively with other organizations that offer services and resources to our target population. They offer programs in the areas of education, health, communication, cultural events, leadership, economic growth and spirituality.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/Alliance-of-Chicanos-Hispano-Latino-Americans-ACHLA-129307753827230/about/?ref=page_internal

 

 

Small Business Resources

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Contact info

525 Florence Ave
Owatonna, MN 55060

http://WWW.SMIFOUNDAITON.ORG

Somali Resources

SACSO’s mission is to empower Somali Americans so that they can have an active role within the Owatonna community as business leaders, volunteers, public employees, educators, and neighborhood participants and representatives.

www.sacso.net

201 E Front Street,

Owatonna MN 55060

(507) 573-1427

Through workshops and consultations on financial literacy, business development, and home ownership, ADC provides culturally competent services to Minnesota’s African community.

ADC is a leader in micro-lending to small businesses, outperforming even the largest banking institutions in the state of Minnesota. For three years now, ADC has been recognized as the number One small business lender of the City of Minneapolis. With the help of 8 dedicated full-time employees, Executive and Finance Committee and Board of Trustees, ADC provides services in 6 languages to communities throughout Minnesota.

ADC is dedicated to the economic empowerment and success of African immigrants. Minnesota is home to over one-hundred thousand African immigrants, many of whom face language, cultural, and religious barriers. ADC actively works to reduce these barriers and create a path for African immigrants to achieve financial success.

http://www.adcminnesota.org/

1931 South 5th Street

Minneapolis, MN 5545

(612) 333-4772

 

ADC Willmar

518 Litchfield Ave SW

Willmar, MN 56201

(320) 262-8545

 

Somalia Rebuild Organization (SRO) was established for the purpose of rebuilding the youth of Olmsted County through education, physical activities and programs that promote success. The Somalia Rebuild Organization’s  mission is to establish the initiatives of sustainable development programs, public education, advocacy, empowering women, and small business support. SRO’s initiatives include addressing the most sensitive issues within local Somali community in Minnesota toward youth drug use, violence and lack of proper education.

somaliarebuild.org

1700 North Broadway Suite 152A
Rochester, MN 55906
(507) 990-5289

 

SCRS’ mission is to promote and advance the social well-being and the welfare of its members by providing much-needed community and resettlement services, with the ultimate goal of building a vibrant community, whose members can successfully settle and affectively integrate into the wider American community.

http://somalcrs.wix.com/scrs

1312 1/2 7th Street SW, Suite 206

Rochester, MN 55901

(507) 721-0641

Ladnaan Partners’ mission is to heal, teach, discover and advance the health of the communities they serve. They do this by providing high quality patient-centered care and provider support services that emphasizes wellness, chronic disease prevention, patient engagement and education and a focus on developing easy to understand patient education materials.

http://www.ladnaan.com/

7900  International Dr. #300 #LP

Bloomington, MN 55425

(612) 460-5094

The principles of the Somali Resource Aid  Associates are simple: our communities are mutually dependent. If we stand together, learn together, advocate, honor, and educate each other, we will prosper together and become stronger. We believe that by bringing non-profit organizations, businesses, and  service providers. Professionals and their partners  are together in one voice force. Somali Resource Aid Associates members would learn about each other, form partnerships, and make bigger differences as a whole than the sum.

1207 7th St NW Ste. 7

Rochester, MN 55901

(507) 319-0933

 

 

Spanish Resources

Centro Campesino is a nonprofit organization that works to improve the lives of members of the Latino and migrant communities. They serve communities in southern Minnesota through community organizing, education, and advocacy.

http://mncentrocampesino.org/

216 N. Oak Ave.

Owatonna, MN 55060

(507) 446-9599

 

 

Main Street Project operates prototype ½-acre production units, located on several Northfield area farms. Each unit of production has a specialized function (research and development, training, or mentorship) and each has been integral to generating the data, knowledge, and experience needed to continuously improve MSP’s poultry-centered system model.

With six years of rigorous field testing under our belt, they’re confident that their regenerative poultry model has the potential to scale up, deliver triple bottom line results and change how food is produced around the world.

http://mainstreetproject.org/

105 4th Street East, Suite 213
Northfield, MN 55057

(507) 786-9900

The Welcome Center is a non-profit organization based in Austin, Minnesota. The agency works with all members of the community to promote the successful integration of newcomers. Community education projects serve to familiarize current residents with the characteristics of the newcomer populations and to promote acceptance.

austinwelcomecenter.org

111 N. Main St.

Austin, MN 5591

507-434-2863

 

 

The mission of Hispanic Outreach is to provide language and advocacy services to the Hispanic community, to assist Hispanic students in achieving academic success, and to facilitate and promote equal access to all existing community services for Hispanic residents by creating collaboration and partnerships with local organizations, agencies and institutions.

http://hispanicoutreach.org/
1407 W 4th St.

Red Wing, MN 55066.

651-301-2184

MLCA ensures the social and economic well-being of Minnesota’s Latino community through public service. They offer recommendations to the Minnesota state governor and legislature on Chicano Latino public issues and to serve as liaison between the state government and the Latino community.

http://www.mcla.state.mn.us

Centennial Office Building

658 Cedar St.

Suite G-56

St. Paul, MN 55155

651-757-1760

ACHLA is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization that works to respond to the needs of Chicanos, Hispanics and Latin Americans in our community. Their philosophy is to work cooperatively with other organizations that offer services and resources to our target population. They offer programs in the areas of education, health, communication, cultural events, leadership, economic growth and spirituality.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/Alliance-of-Chicanos-Hispano-Latino-Americans-ACHLA-129307753827230/about/?ref=page_internal

 

 

Translation Services

Counties covered: Olmsted and Rice

http://www.bridgelanguage.com

110 S 2nd Ave

Waite Park, MN 56387

(320) 259-9239

 

 

Counties covered: Olmsted and Rice

http://www.slavic-translation-services.com/

1200 Mendelssohn Ave N #208

Golden Valley, MN 55427

(612) 618-6642

 

Counties covered: Goodhue, Houston, Olmsted, Wabasha, and Winona

http://www.projectfine.org

202 W 3rd St

Winona, MN 55987

(507) 452-4100

Counties covered: Goodhue, Olmsted, Rice, Wabasha, and Winona

http://www.itascadv.org/

12 NW 3rd St

Grand Rapids, MN 55744

(218) 326-9411

Counties covered: Freeborn, Goodhue, Olmsted and Steele

http://www.friendlylanguages.net

1113 E Franklin Ave #210a

Minneapolis, MN 55404

(763) 566-4312

Counties covered: Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Olmsted, Rice, and Winona

2550 University Ave W

St Paul, MN 55114

(651) 644-7100

Counties covered: Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha, and Winona.

http://thelanguagebanc.com

1625 Park Ave

Minneapolis, MN 55404

(612) 588-9410

 

Counties covered: Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha, and Winona

http://www.suradinterpreting.com/

2025 Nicollet Ave # 208

Minneapolis, MN 55404

(612) 872-8059

Counties covered: Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha, and Winona

www.kttsmn.com/

2994 Rice St

Little Canada, MN 55113

(651) 252-3200

Counties covered: Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha, and Winona

http://imaa.net/

2500 Valleyhigh Dr NW

Rochester, MN 55901

(507) 289-5960

Counties covered: Dodge, Goodhue, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha and Winona

http://intelligeresolutions.com/

10000 Highway 55
Suite 400
Plymouth, MN 55441

(877) 859-8800

 

 

Covers: Dodge, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha, and Winona counties

archlanguage.com

1885 University Ave W #75

St Paul, MN 55104

(651) 789-8963

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The FDC is open to anyone needing help with questions on how to navigate the different systems of support in Faribault. They provide information to families about medical care, social services, employment and public education.

http://faribaultdiversitycoalition.org

 324 Central Avenue
 Faribault, MN 55021
(507)384-3838

The CAC has been able to serve over 2,500 people each year. Their mission is to promote a healthy, caring and just community for all people through resources, advocacy and volunteer effort.

http://communityactioncenter.org

1651 Jefferson Parkway, Suite HS-200
Northfield, MN 55057

(507) 664-3550

IMAA builds bridges between cultures by supporting people in transition through multi-cultural services. They provide culturally and linguistically appropriate support services that foster the well-being and independence of refugees and immigrants in their new home.  These services span the spectrum of need and range from employment to interpreting; health care access to vocational training; social services to victim services.

http://imaa.net

2500 Valleyhigh Dr NW

Rochester, MN 55901

(507) 289-5960

The Diversity Council educates people to embrace diversity as a foundation for building a healthy, inclusive and prosperous community. They hold workshops and trainings that are customized for businesses and non-profits and are designed to impact factors such as employee retention, productivity in the workplace, inter-workgroup relationships, and customer/client satisfaction.

http://diversitycouncil.org

1130½ 7th St NW, Suite 204

Rochester, MN  55901

(507) 282-9951

Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota enhances opportunities for immigrants and refugees through legal representation for low-income individuals, and through education and advocacy with diverse communities.

http://www.ilcm.org

450 North Syndicate Street, Suite 200
St. Paul, MN 55104 St. Paul, MN 55104


(651) 641-1011

Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement provides case management services for newly arrived refugees coming through the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops USCCB with reunification assistance. Other services include: help with finding safe, sanitary, affordable housing, cultural orientation classes & home visits, budgeting & financial management, ensuring receipt of all documents, and applying for eligible public assistance programs.

https://www.cctwincities.org/locations/refugee-reception-placement/

Seton Services Building
1276 University Avenue West
St. Paul, MN 55104

(651) 647-3100

Beyond our work there are many other resources available to entrepreneurs in southern Minnesota. Take a look.

 

 

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