Banyan's impact provides stable and successful youth, strengthened families by connecting them to resources and helping them to avert crisis and navigate change; and connected neighbors so they can build a strong community.
Banyan Community’s mission is as follows: Banyan Community is a Christian Community Development Organization that is rooted in the Phillips Neighborhood to transform lives by developing youth, strengthening families, and creating community. The overall goals of Banyan are to: Provide opportunities for youth to develop leadership skills, engage in positive relationships with peers and adults, and have new experiences; Provide academic support and accountability so that youth can succeed in school and college; Create an environment of support around youth, through the encouragement and investment of the adults in the community;
Community or Constituency Served
Low income, at risk youth grades Kindergarten to college, families and community members living in the Phillips Neighborhood
Geographic Area Served
Phillips Neighborhood of South Minneapolis