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.
Impact and Programs
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