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About CES


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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.

Economic Information:

  • 40% of families living in the Phillips neighborhood are poorer than Minneapolis overall.
  • 42% of all children in the neighborhood live in poverty.

Board of Directors

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. 

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Our Location

1900 11th Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404

Community Emergency Service | 1900 11th Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404 | 612-870-1125 | ces@cesmn.org | www.cesmn.org

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