Cedar-Riverside Community Organization Directory

 Partial Update:  October 2005

 Corrections or Additions?  Please contact rstoecker@wisc.edu 

Organizations at a glance:

7 Corners Housing Board of Directors

African American Relief and Development Initiatives

African Women's Resource Center

Augsburg Park Homeowners Association

Brian Coyle Community Center

Cedar Cultural Center

Cedar-Riverside Business Association

Cedar Riverside Community School

Cedar-Riverside People's Center

Center for Service, Work & Learning, Augsburg College

Coalition of African Women Rebuilding Our Communities Heritage 

  Confederation of Somali Community in Minnesota

Fairview-University Medical Center Community Health Outreach

Family Opportunities for Living Collaborative

KFAI Fresh Air Community Radio

Korean Service center

Mimi's African Art Gallery and Boutique

Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization, University of Minnesota

North Country Cooperative Grocery

North West Bank Townhomes Association

Oromo Community of Minnesota

Parish of the Holy Trinity and St. Anskar

Riverside Park Condominium Association

  Riverside Plaza Resource Center

Riverside Plaza Child Care Center - Children's Home Society

Riverside Plaza Tenants Association

Somali Yellow Pages

St. Martin's Table, Community of St. Martin

Timber Park Homeowners Association

Trinity Lutheran Congregation

West Bank Community Coalition

West Bank Community Development Corporation

West Bank Human Service Providers Council

West Bank School of Music

 


7 Corners Housing Board of Directors

 

President: David Swanson
Phone: 673-0304
E-mail: swansond67@gateway.net
Address: 1400 S2nd St. #8322
Founded:
Mission: The board serves as a liaison between residents and management for negotiating rent rates, building and ground maintenance and improvement, and other policies for the 7 Corners apartment complex.
Activities: The board holds monthly meetings, composed of a manager's report, a residents forum, committee reports, and special projects reports. The organization has recently been involved in tree planting, bicycle rack installation, and preservation of a local baseball diamond.
Volunteer opportunities: new board members welcome

 


African American Relief and Development Initiatives

 

Executive Director: Chief Folarin Ero-Phillips
Phone: 309-4621
E-mail: AradiUSA@aol.com
Address: 1806 Riverside Avenue #3
Founded: 1999
Mission Statement: To promote human, socio-economic and community development by strengthening the leadership and management of African/African American refugee and immigrant serving organizations.
Activities:
  • Four key strategies
    • supporting the development of effective African controlled non-profits.
    • enhancing the economic status of African immigrants and refugees.
    • increasing dialogue and understanding between Africans and African-American communities.
    • developing leadership within African immigrant communities.
  • Services
    • organizational capacity building
    • leadership development
    • social capital ventures
    • government relations
    • resource planning
    • grant reporting 
    • financial planning
    • legal compliance
Volunteer opportunities: 

 


African Women's Resource Center

 

Coordinator: Melissa Nambangi
Phone: 338-5282, extension 215
E-mail: awrc2000@hotmail.com
Address:  Brian Coyle Community Center, 420 15th Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55454
Founded: The AWRC was founded in 1997 by a group of African Women Advocates in Minnesota who recognized a need for a safe and culturally competent environment to provide community education, domestic abuse and sexual assault advocacy, and other survival services to African women living in Minnesota.
Mission Statement:  The AWRC aims to empower African women's voices and raise awareness through education, resources and referrals in a safe, culturally affirming environment.
Activities:
  • needs assessments of African immigrant women to determine their concerns.
  • analyzing information from major organizations that interact with African immigrant sexual assault survivors regarding the availability of culturally and linguistically specific services.
  • providing culturally appropriate advocacy and supportive services for African immigrant/refugee survivors.
  • providing training for staff and members on sexual violence and organizational issues and other topics of interest to the African community.
  • providing culturally appropriate community and public education on the issue of sexual and domestic violence in the African immigrant community.
Volunteer opportunities?  need grant writing, translation assistance, transportation and child care for women using services.

 


Augsburg Park Homeowners Association

 

President: Rotates every year. Currently Cindy Miller.
Address: 521 20th Avenue South
The Augsburg Park Condominium Association (APCA) is made up of residents from the 17 townhouses located at  2002-2020 South Sixth Street and 511-525 20th Avenue South.
Founded: 1992
Mission: The APCA Board of Directors manages all physical and financial aspects of the townhouses, including exterior maintenance, landscaping, snow removal, collection and investment of association fees, and payment of bills.
Activities:  The APCA Board meets approximately every two months. Board members or other residents organize spring and fall yard cleanups and an annual garage cleanup.Members sign up for various maintenance tasks.

 


Brian Coyle Community Center

 

Director: Linda Bryant
Phone: 338-5282
E-mail: bryantl@puc-mn.org
Address: 420 15th Ave. S
Founded:  The Brian Coyle Community Center was at one time the Currie Center and in 1993 we moved across the street to a new 24,000 square foot building to better serve the residents of the Cedar Riverside neighborhood. Coyle center is one of 6 neighborhood centers affiliated with Pillsbury United Communities, one of the oldest settlement houses in Minnesota.
Mission: Creating choice, change, and connection
Activities:
  • English as a second language (ESL) classes, in conjunction with Riverside Plaza Resource Center.
  • citizenship classes.
  • Computer classes.
  • Job bank.
  • Outreach activities through Americorps volunteers.
  • host other community organizations and government services.
  • after-school programs.
  • multi-cultural emergency food shelf.
  • housing assistance.
  • health insurance registration.
  • tax assistance.
  • legal assistance.
  • youth after-school programs and sports.
  • youth employment counseling.
Volunteer opportunities: there are a variety of volunteer opportunities available at the Coyle center. A few examples are: receptionist aide, computer lab assistant, food shelf aide, youth activity aide, etc. Individuals or families interested in volunteering can contact Rhonda Eastlund, the Volunteer Coordinator, at the 338-5282 or eastlundr@puc-mn.org

 


Cedar Cultural Center

 

Director: Bill Kubeczko
Phone: 338-2674
E-mail: tickets@thecedar.org
Address: 416 Cedar Ave. S.
Website: http://www.thecedar.org
Founded: 1989
Mission: The Cedar Cultural Center is committed to presenting the world's finest traditional performing artists.
Activities: 
  • Hosts over 150 concerts, participatory dances, and community events each year, featuring everything from American folk and blues to world beat and eclectic ethnic music.
  • Provides educational programs, including: residency work in the schools, lecture-demonstrations, panel discussions with artists and music experts, and in-depth coverage of traditional dance and music in Cedar's monthly calendar of events.
Volunteer opportunities: More than 150 volunteers support Cedar activities over the course of a season. Areas of involvement include: events, office work, fundraising, special projects. All volunteer activity earns credit toward free passes to Cedar events. After 8 hours of credit, volunteers receive a pass good for any Cedar sponsored event. Volunteers working an event get in to that event free.

 


Cedar-Riverside Business Association

President: Dan Prozinski
Phone: 332-8226
E-mail: proz@bitstream.net
Address: 1505 Washington Ave. S.
Founded: CRBA (pronounced "serba") has operated in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood since the 1980s.
Mission: CRBA is a volunteer organization helping to inform and give local businesses a voice on neighborhood issues, and supporting neighborhood improvement activities.
Activities:
  • business forum--the association recently invited city officials to explain and discuss new city garbage policies.
  • advocacy around neighborhood issues--the association is involved with community issues concerning Light Rail, NRP, Crime, Parking, Business Licensing, and more.
  • neighborhood improvement--the association recently organized a Cedar Avenue cleanup, and worked to obtain trash receptacles for local businesses.
Volunteer opportunities:  

 


Cedar Riverside Community School

 

Director: Shelton Rucker
Assistant Director: Stephanie Byrdziac
Phone: (612) 339-5767 or (612) 664-1381
E-mail: ccs@ties2.net
Address: 1610 S. 6th St., Suite 100
Founded:
Mission: The mission of Cedar Riverside Community School is to prepare children to become knowledgeable, responsible and service-minded citizens.  The academic program and collaboration with neighborhood non-profit community organizations are designed with this end in mind.
Activities:  The CRCS is a charter school in the Riverside Plaza in Cedar-Riverside serving an ethnically diverse population, with students from 17 countries and 9 language backgrounds.
  • serves grades K-8
  • provides English as a second language and special education services
Volunteer opportunities:  The CRCS uses 35-40 volunteers weekly for tutoring, music programs, and other activities. 

 


Cedar-Riverside People's Center

 

Director: Peggy Metzer
Phone: 332-4973
E-mail: To contact executive director, pmetzer1@aol.com 
Address: 425 20th Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN  55454
Founded: The People's Center has operated in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood since the early 1970s.
Mission Statement: The Cedar Riverside People's Center will promote the health and well being of the Cedar Riverside and neighboring communities with a special focus on the needs of the low-income and socially disenfranchised.
Activities:
  • Medical Clinic with sliding fee scale.
  • Veterinary Clinic with sliding fee scale.
  • Central Village Way to Grow:  a 0-6 years of age school readiness program combined with parenting education.
  • English as a Second Language classes.
  • Gym and office space for lease.
Volunteer opportunities: all program areas: medical clinic, veterinary clinic, senior program, services to families and children. 
  • child care facility
  • English as a Second Language classes
  • Facilitating games and events for seniors
  • volunteer drivers for seniors and Way To Grow vans
  • cleaning pet cages
  • staffing the vet clinic front desk
  • greeting patients, filing, and other administrative tasks in the medical clinic

 


Center for Service, Work & Learning, Augsburg College

Coordinator, Community Service Learning: Mary Laurel True
Phone: 330-1775
E-mail: truem@augsburg.edu
Address:  Memorial Hall, first floor, Augsburg College, 2211 Riverside Ave
Website: http://www.augsburg.edu/cswl/
Founded:  The Center has formally existed as part of the Augsburg campus since 1990.
Mission: 
Activities:
  • Community Service-Learning:  students receive academic credit through working with local organizations as part of faculty projects, course projects, or independent study.
  • Internships and Cooperative Education:  these are opportunities for a student to work with an organization more intensively over an extended period of time.
Volunteer Opportunities:  Limited to Augsburg students, but sometimes involving community volunteers in common projects.

 


Coalition of African Women Rebuilding Our Communities Heritage 

Contact: Mimi Girma
Phone: 339-1742
Address: 1810 Riverside Ave (Mimi's African Art Gallery and Boutique)
Founded:  1999
Mission: for women to discover their own cultural-based knowledge, claim ownership of that knowledge, and decide what to do with that knowledge.
Activities:
  • Monthly meetings--the second Saturday of each month is a pot luck dinner and support group, and the last Saturday of each month is a roundtable discussion on issues chosen by the group.
  • Focus on African women's reproductive health, including traditional practices, cultural sensitivity, and awareness.
Volunteer opportunities: 

 


Confederation of Somali Community in Minnesota

Director: Saeed Fahia
Phone: 338-5282
E-mail: saeed@cscmn.org
Address: 420 15th Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN  55454
Web Page:  http://www.cscmn.org/
Founded: CSCM was founded in 1994 as an inclusive organization that is dedicated to responding to the needs of the Somali people. 
Mission Statement: CSCM's mission is to strengthen the Somali people's capacity to become contributing members in Minnesota, while preserving their culture. 
Activities:
  • Community Events:  organizes community events around Ramadan, Somali Independence Day, Festival of Sacrifice, Festival of Nations.
  • Advocacy Programs: CSCM assists clients access adequate housing, childcare, immigration, legal, education and recreation services. 
  • Youth Programs: CSCM youth programs support more than eighty youths in middle and high schools in a year round activities that include sports, recreation, homework help, storytelling, mentoring, training and initiation into employment. 
  • Health and Child Care: CSCM educates clients about health care coverage and child protection laws and helps them access health services.
  • Employment Program : In Collaboration with the Brian Coyle Center's Job Bank CSCM, in a pilot employment program, trains and places Somalis in jobs with companies through out the greater Twin Cities area.
  • Elderly Refugees: In collaboration with the Project for Multi-Cultural Services Delivery, assists Somali elderly refugees to access Hennepin County Services.
  • Educational services for the broader community: Provides programs explaining Somali culture and training in cultural sensitivity
Volunteer opportunities:   Please contact for info.

 


Fairview-University Medical Center Community Health Outreach

Community Health Outreach Manager: Ann Ellison
Phone: 273-4639
E-mail: aelliso1@fairview.org
Address:  Room 207 Riverside East, 2450 Riverside Avenue South
Website: http://fairview.org/pps/patprog/comhlth/cedar.html
Founded:
Mission:  
Activities: 
  • partners with community organizations to provide fellowship to single parents and their children, provide health promotion and health education to low-income families and patient and family support groups. 
  • develops programs to serve the health care needs of the area's growing number of refugees and immigrants.
  • sponsors West Bank Human Service Providers Council.
Volunteer opportunities:  

 


Family Opportunities for Living Collaborative

Director: Pam DeShaw

Associate Director:  Africa Abdi

Phone Number: 612-747-2046 
E-mail:  folks@folcmn.org
Address: 1515 S. 4th St., Suite 2009
Website: http://www.folcmn.org
Founded: 2000
Mission Statement: FOLC is a collaboration of individual organizations working together for the Cedar Riverside neighborhood to create opportunities for immigrant and refugee families with young children, to advance family literacy, to increase economic self-sufficiency for adults, and to prepare children for success in school.
Activities: 
  • Provide support and funding for the Cedar Riverside Family School. 
  • Provide Support and Staff for the Work Preparation Program, which includes:
    • Regularly scheduled time for parents to shape the work preparation program
    • Job Skills and Computer Literacy courses
    • Career assessment, strengths and skills assessment, and on-the-job training
    • Support in shaping an individual career plan, accessing transportation and finding an appropriate job
    • Specific education, training, and experiences requested by the parents
    • coupling adult education and literacy training with culturally appropriate early childhood education
    • pairing computer literacy training with English as a Second Language training.
Volunteer opportunities: 

 


KFAI Fresh Air Community Radio

Executive Director: Janis Lane-Ewart
Phone: 341-3144
E-mail: kfai@kfai.org
Address: 1808 Riverside Avenue
Founded: KFAI has been on the air since 1978, and moved to Cedar-Riverside in 1991.
Website: http://www.kfai.org/

Mission Statement: KFAI is a volunteer-based community radio station that exists to broadcast information, arts and entertainment programming for a Twin Cities audience of diverse racial, social and economic backgrounds. By providing a voice for people ignored or misrepresented by mainstream media, KFAI increases understanding between peoples and communities, and fosters the values of democracy and social justice within its listening area.

Activities:
  • broadcasts on 90.3 FM in Minneapolis and 106.7 FM in St. Paul
  • provides a wide range of programming in multiple languages
Volunteer opportunities: more than 250 volunteers contribute by hosting programs, organizing events, cataloging music, writing news stories, answering phones, and other tasks.  More are always welcome and anyone can be a volunteer.

 


Korean Service center

 

Director: Yoonju Park
Phone: 342-1344
E-mail: kwonksc@qwest.net
Address: 620 Cedar Ave. S. Suite 1
Founded: 1991
Mission: 
Activities: 
  • senior dining program
  • assisted living program, including house cleaning, nurse home visits
  • Korean Crisis Advocate program.
  • English as a second language program that includes orientation to American culture.
  • Special access program to help non-English-speaking seniors get government services
  • Korean garden
Volunteer opportunities: 

 


Mimi's African Art Gallery and Boutique

Navigator: Mimi Girma
Phone: 339-1742
E-mail: 
Address: 1810 Riverside Ave
In addition to running the art gallery and boutique, Mimi organizes an empowerment group for women of African heritage.
Mission: to help new immigrants navigate government programs, sources of support, and services to meet a wide variety of needs.
Activities:  provides referrals and advocacy to address problems of employment, housing, health, immigration, family and parenting, and language barriers.
Volunteer opportunities?

 


Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization, University of Minnesota

Director: Kris Nelson
Phone: 625-1020
E-mail: ncpr@freenet.msp.mn.us
Address: 330 Humphrey Center, 301 19th Avenue South, University of Minnesota
Website: http://www.npcr.org
Founded: 1993
Mission: NCPR builds partnerships between community-based organizations, and local colleges and universities around community building activities.  The research and technical needs of community organizations are matched with the support of student assistants and faculty leadership.  
Activities:
  • Community organizations can apply to NPCR to receive the support of a student assistant on a project that will impact their neighborhood.
  • Faculty can engage students in applied research by integrating community projects into their courses. Faculty also mentor student researchers as they work in community settings.
  • Everyone is welcomed to join a Neighborhood Listserve to find out what issues and concerns Twin Cities Neighborhood people are talking about.
Volunteer opportunities:  You can become a worker member at the co-op and earn a discount on food.  You can also volunteer to server on the board of directors.

 


North Country Cooperative Grocery

Director:
Phone: 338-3110
E-mail: 
Address: 1929 S. 5th St.
Website: http://www.northcountrycoop.com/
Founded: 1971
Mission: The basic purpose of North Country Co-op is to be a working example of participatory democracy in all facets of operation and governance. We use our collective resources to promote participatory democracy through economic, political and cultural systems within the co-op and the larger community.
Activities: NCCG is the only cooperative grocery in Minnesota which is still collectively managed.  In addition, the coop:
  • Offers a wide range of food, personal and household products at reasonable prices.
  • Strives to provide for the food needs of everyone in the community.
  • Believes in social justice.
  • Honors boycotts against companies that exploit workers, consumers and/or the environment.
  • Supports other collectives and co-ops.
  • Listens to all customers needs and requests.
  • Is a participatory democracy.
Volunteer opportunities:  You can become a worker member at the co-op and earn a discount on food.  You can also volunteer to server on the board of directors.

 


North West Bank Townhomes Association

President: 
Phone: 
E-mail: 
Address: 1901-1911 South 5th Street
The North West Bank Townhomes Association serves the five townhome units from 1901-1911 South 5th Street. 
Founded: 1985
Mission: to organize the residents of the townhomes around common area concerns such as lawn care, snow shoveling, and exterior building and grounds maintenance.
Activities:  the Association holds one formal meeting each year and informal meetings as necessary.
Volunteer opportunities?

 


Oromo Community of Minnesota

Director: Redwan Hamza
Phone: 340-0282
E-mail: ocominnesota@uswest.net
Mail: 1505 S 5th St, Minneapolis, MN  5545
Founded:  1995
Mission Statement: 1) to serve Oromo* people residing in Minnesota through an integrated program encompassing social, cultural, and family values and ethics; 2) to promote partnership and collaboration with the various communities in the Twin Cities.
Activities:
  • Educational:
    • English as a second language classes for children, adults and elders;
    • Afaan Oromoo classes for children, youth, and non-Oromos;
    • Tutoring of Oromo students attending various schools;
    • Assisting individuals who want to become naturalized US citizens;
  • Counseling:
    • Raising awareness of the newly arriving Oromo immigrants on their rights, responsibilities and obligations in adjusting themselves to the new environment;
    • Conflict resolution at the family and individual levels using a blend of traditional and modern conflict management methods;
  • Information and Referral Services:
    • Information and referral services related to health, employment and social services in the Twin Cities and Metro areas;
    • Referral to resource centers for immigration and family reunion questions;
    • Provide information relating to Oromo Culture, history, language, etc...to organizations and interested groups.
Volunteer opportunities: (*?*)
*Oromia is the largest regional state in Ethiopia, with distinct cultural, political, and language practices that date back far before colonization by the Ethiopian empire in the 1890s.

 


Parish of the Holy Trinity and St. Anskar

 

Senior Warden: Sherry Minnick
Phone: 375-1364
E-mail: sherryminnick@yahoo.com
Address: 425 20th Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN 55454
Founded: This Episcopal parish has been in Cedar-Riverside since the 1970s.
Mission: 
Activities:  works on labor, peace, and youth issues.
Volunteer opportunities

 


Riverside Park Condominium Association

President:  
Phone:
E-mail:
Address:  
The Riverside Park Townhomes Homeowners Association serves the five townhome units from 2601 to 2609 S. 8th Street. 
Founded: 1990
Mission: to organize the residents of the townhomes around common area concerns such as lawn care, snow shoveling, and exterior building maintenance.
Activities:  the Association holds two formal meetings each year and maintains an e-mail list for communication about Association issues at other times.
Volunteer opportunities:

 


Riverside Plaza Resource Center

Director: Fredda Scobey
Phone: 376-0619
E-mail: freddas@scc.net
Address: 1515 S. 4th St, Suite 2009
Founded: The Resource Center was founded as a project of the Riverside Plaza Tenants' Association in 1991, and expanded to its present status in 1997.
Mission Statement: to provide a place for community socialization, in-house education programming, and other community services to match the needs and culture of the Riverside Plaza residents.
Activities:
  • Education:
    • English as a Second Language (ESL) classes (in conjunction with the Minneapolis Public Schools Adult Basic Education and the Brian Coyle Center).
    • Basic Computer skills (in conjunction with the Minneapolis Public Schools Adult Basic Education).
    • Citizenship education.
  • Community Services:
    • provides cubicle space for other organizations.
  • Community Socialization:
    • collaborating with neighborhood mosaic project.
Volunteer opportunities: 

 


Riverside Plaza Child Care Center - Children's Home Society

Executive Director: Lyn Heibel
Phone: 338-2066
E-mail: clb000@chsm.com
Address: 
Founded: 
Mission: 
Activities: provides child care from infant through grade school
Volunteer opportunities:  

 


Riverside Plaza Tenants Association

Executive Director: Fredda Scobey
Phone: 296-0118
E-mail: freddas@scc.net
Address:  1615 South Fourth Street, McKnight Third Floor
Website: http://www.pconline.com/~rivrisdn/ (*?*)
Founded: 
Mission: 
Activities:
  • mediate tenant-management disputes.
  • organize community events.
  • organize educational events.
  • provide referrals for family, employment, and other issues.
  • consult with other tenant associations.
Volunteer opportunities?

 


Somali Yellow Pages

 

Director: Ali Mohammed
Phone: 338-2847 (Yellow Pages) or 309-4621 or 990-81478 (Office)
E-mail: nacnac2@msn.com
Address: 1806 Riverside Avenue #3
Founded:  The Somali Yellow Pages was founded in 2001 and is now affiliated with the African Relief and Development Initiatives.
Mission:  The Somali Yellow pages expands of the oral tradition in Somali culture to provide referral information over the phone to Somali and English speaking callers.
Activities:   
  • 24 hrs news from Somalia
  • business directory
  • community announcements
  • prayer time
  • advertisements from local businesses
Volunteer opportunities: 

 


St. Martin's Table, Community of St. Martin

Bookstore Manager: Kathleen Olsen
phone: 339-3920
E-mail: SMT@communityofstmartin.org, SMTable@juno.com
Address: 2001 Riverside Avenue, Minneapolis, MN  55454
Web site: http://www.communityofstmartin.org/
Founded: St. Martin's Table, operated by the Community of St. Martin's, has been located in the neighborhood since 1984.
Mission: St. Martin's Table is an outreach ministry of the Community of St. Martin. It is a bookstore and restaurant open to the general public. St. Martin's Table strives to be a center for peacemaking and justice seeking. This focus springs from the Community's faith, centered in the life and teachings of Jesus, and so we seek to provide hospitality to all people in their journeys toward peace, justice and wholeness. To describe the Table, we use words Books, Food and Conversation.
Activities:
  • on-site bookstore and off-site book sales.
  • vegetarian lunch service.
  • Bread for the Journey, a musical group.
  • host meetings of community groups and peace and justice organizations.
  • Peace Village summer day camp for elementary-age children who live in or near the Seward neighborhood.
  • Peach Village school-year program that involves teens in outreach to the wider community.
  • Heartland Institute classes that help integrate personal spiritual journeys and commitments to peacemaing, nonviolence, lifestyle concerns, and justice.
  • Sunday evening worship services at Faith Mennonite Church (basement), 28th Ave. South and E. 22nd Street.
Volunteer opportunities:  lunchtime servers, kitchen helpers, bookstore helpers. 

 


Timber Park Homeowners Association

President: 
Phone: 
E-mail: 
Address: 702-708 19th Avenue South
The Timber Park Homeowners Association serves the residents of 702-708 19th Avenue South
Founded:  1991
Mission: to organize the residents of the Timber Park Townhomes around common concerns related to the maintenance of the common structure and grounds.
Activities: The Association meets between two and four times per year to address common maintenance concerns of residents.
Volunteer opportunities: 

 


Trinity Lutheran Congregation

Pastor:  Jane Buckley-Farlee
Phone:  
E-mail: 
Address: 2001 Riverside Ave.
Founded: 
Mission: 
Activities: 
Volunteer opportunities?

 


West Bank Community Coalition

 
President:
Phone: 338-6375
E-mail:  
Address: 1808 Riverside Ave South, Suite 206
Founded: 1998
Mission Statement: 
Activities: 
Volunteer Opportunities:  

 


West Bank Community Development Corporation

Executive Director: Tim Mungavan
Phone: 673-0478
E-mail: tmungavan@wbcdc.org 
Address: 1808 Riverside Ave South, Suite 206
Founded: 1975
Mission Statement:  The CDC's mission is to defend and enhance the quality of life experienced by the residents of Cedar-Riverside.  It does this by responsible stewardship of community-owned property (500 units of housing and two commercial buildings), by promoting the development and preservation of affordable housing and neighborhood businesses, and by cultivating and building a sense of community among the diverse populations that live in the neighborhood.
Activities:
  • single family housing development
  • multi-family housing development
  • commercial property development
  • business development

Services:

  • community-based planning and design
  • complete housing development assistance
Volunteer Opportunities:  

 


West Bank Human Service Providers Council

 

Facilitator: Ann Ellison
Phone: 273-4639
E-mail: aelliso1@fairview.org
Address: Room 207 Riverside East, 2450 Riverside Avenue South
Founded:  The WBHSPC has been operating in the neighborhood since 1996 and meets monthly.  
Mission: 

Activities: 

  • share information between organizations in Cedar-Riverside
  • coordinate services
  • provide support for community projects.
Volunteer opportunities:  

 


West Bank School of Music

 

Executive Director: Karen Lyu
Phone: 333-6651
E-mail: director@westbankmusic.org or info@westbankmusic.org
Address: 1813 S. Sixth St.
Website: http://www.westbankmusic.org/
Founded:  The West Bank School of Music has been in the neighborhood since 1973.
Mission: to offer high quality, affordable music instruction and performance opportunities to students of all ages and abilities, from children to adults, from the beginner to the professional.

Activities:

  • private lessons
  • group classes
  • student ensembles
Volunteer opportunities: