CAA Launches New Youth-Serving Partnership

CAA Community Organizer Tamuno Imbu has just built a new partnership to serve youth of color with The Link. The Link was founded in 1991 by two local Black leaders and former Minnesota Vikings players, Jim Marshall and Oscar Reed. The organization was established to help youth on the Northside of Minneapolis who were struggling with poverty, homelessness, getting victimized by crime or recruited into criminal activity. Grounded in community, The Link’s driving philosophy was to do “whatever it took” to help young people on the Northside. 

The Link’s founders, Jim Marshall and Oscar Reed

The Link’s leadership is excited to partner with CAA and introduce youth to issues of food justice/injustice and healthy eating. Youth from both The Link and Cookie Cart (another youth development program) will take part in our upcoming cooking classes funded by your donations.

This is the second partnership serving youth that Tamuno has built. The first was the partnership with Cookie Cart referenced above. Cookie Cart gives Twin Cities teens the opportunity to develop foundational skills and tools to be successful in education and career by combining hands-on work experience, classroom work readiness curriculum, customer service education, leadership training, and financial literacy classes. Both partnerships support youth in learning plant-based cooking skills, healthy eating, developing compassion for animals, and sparing animal lives.

Thank you for supporting this critical work!

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