Publications & Media

Most Recent Hope Publications


McKnight Foundation
May 27, 2015
Adjoa Akofio-Sowah
Neighborhood Development Center
August 21, 2013
Gail Rosenblum and Jim Gehrz
Star Tribune
March 18, 2013
Ge Gao
Twin Cities Daily Planet
December 10, 2012
Ge Gao
Twin Cities Daily Planet
December 10, 2012
Erin Collins
Twin Cities Daily Planet
August 9, 2012
June 13, 2012

Hope staff member Chaka Mkali and participants of the Power of Vision Mural Program were featured in TPT’s weekly arts series “MN Original”, celebrating Minnesota’s creative community.

Twin Cities Public Television
February 19, 2012

This is an excerpt from Homes for All, an in-depth look at current issues around affordable housing and the vast need for sustainable housing choices. Hope Community was one of three housing organizations profiled in this hour-long documentary. Co-produced with MN Housing Partnership.

Saskia De Melker
PBS Around the Nation: Art Beat
December 15, 2011

Four arts and culture videos from public broadcasting partners were selected from around the nation and posted on the PBS art blog. Chaka M’kali of Hope Community was one of them. TPT’s Minnesota Original profiled M’kali’s murals, which he uses to tell stories that speak to the community, begin public discourse and inspire hope.

The Peter Mclellan Show
April 12, 2011
Stephanie Hemphill
Minnesota Public Radio
August 19, 2010
Office of Energy Security, Minnesota Department of Commerce
March 22, 2010
Tara Bannow
Downtown Journal
June 22, 2009
Marisa Helms
August 1, 2008
Lisa Chamberlain
New York Times
December 16, 2007
Vickie Evans- Nash
Minnesota Spokesman Recorder
September 14, 2007
Linda Mack
Minneapolis Star Tribune
February 24, 2007
Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal
April 23, 2006
Dan Olson
Minnesota Public Radio
November 17, 2004

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Genevieve Rajewski
Housing for All Americans
September 1, 2007

Other Publications

December 1, 2015

Feed the Roots is a two-year Hope Community Listening Project that involved more than 400 Phillips Community residents in dialogues about food, land, health, culture, and justice. This project continued Hope's tradition of community dialogues around powerful questions, lifting up community voices to guide Hope’s work with and for the community. 

April 1, 2011

Phase IV is the final phase of the South Quarter Project – a development partnership with Aeon.

Kate Tilney
January 1, 2008

Hope has become known for our Community Listening which has involved over 1,500 people in community dialogues. Community Listening emphasizes the importance of relationships and partnerships and it allows us to translate voices into action and better harness the collective power of people for change.

Hope SPEAC youth leaders
January 1, 2008

Hope youth leaders ventured into the community surrounding Hope in search of organizations and institutions that played vital roles in young people’s daily lives. They went to churches, schools, parks, shelter, and libraries. They talked to program coordinators, teachers and students. Through their work and commitment, SPEAC leaders brought small groups of youth together to dialogue about their dreams, challenges and fears.

Mary Keefe, Hope Community
May 1, 2005
End of One Way
January 1, 2004

Hope is one of three organizations featured in the book about doing traditional work in non-traditional ways. The project was supported by the McKnight Foundation and the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

Hope Community Listening Report
April 1, 2001

In about 30 dialogues, over 300 people – youth, adults, elders, people from diverse culture traditions – discussed the meanings, pride and struggles they experience in their communities and neighborhoods.

Hope Community, DJR Architecture and Grebner Associates
March 26, 1999

The Children’s Village vision was an “agitational vision” that was needed to jolt public officials and others with power and resources out of their negative assumptions about Hope’s neighborhood and its residents. The vision for more than 16 square blocks included six-foot-high drawings showing a revitalized neighborhood with infill housing. The vision succeeded in changing perceptions about this part of the Phillips neighborhood and lead to the multi-phased Franklin Portland Gateway development project.