CES serves one of the most diverse and densely populated neighborhoods of Minneapolis. Over 20,000 people live within its boundaries.
- Minneapolis is home to the largest Somali population in the U.S., most live in the Phillips neighborhood.
- More than 80% of Minesota's large population of East African immigrants and refugees live in this neighborhood.
- Of these East African families and individuals, 200% are at or below the Federal Poverty line.
- 9,000 Hispanics live within a 2 mile radius of the Bloomington/Lake intersection.
- This area is home to the largest population of Native Americans in any urban area in the U.S.
- Considered a "Gateway Community," 31% of the residents are made up of immigrant populations, in addition to Caucasian and African-American.
- 40% of families living in the Phillips neighborhood are poorer than Minneapolis overall.
- 42% of all children in the neighborhood live in poverty.
CES is overseen by a 14-member Board of Directors which sets CES's focus and programming priorities. The Board represents both a cross-section of the Twin Cities' business, health, education and social service sectors, as well as local congregations and denominations across the Metro Area that support CES's work.
1900 11th Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404