Cultural Wellness Center

Mission Statement

To unleash the power of people to heal themselves and build community.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments Highlighted Impact & Outcomes include: Over 33,000 engagements with evidence of reduced loneliness & isolation; Highest Performing COVID-19 Community Coordinator (CCCs)--Minnesota Department of Health; Launched COVID-19 Community Hotline; Hosted COVID-19 Community Testing & Vaccination Clinics; Launched MOODI (covid-19 care for the homeless and housing insecurity); National COPE Training Lead–National Perinatal Taskforce; Integrated Care for High Risk Pregnancies–Advisory Council Co-Chair; Piloted “Year of Learning” Dietetic Cohort; Dreamland on 38th & Chicago Cultural District; Created Ancient Grains @ Midtown Global Market; Organized Race to Culture Conclave; Curated the Enduring Soul Gallery 375 @ Minneapolis Institute of Art; Led Moving from Race to Culture: Study Year of Learning Cohort; Published Inaugural Cultural Wellness Directory; Launched 12 new categories of online programming
Current Goals Backyard Community Health Hub: refine and expand Culture Well, a year-long weekly cohort addressing personal wellness and self-efficacy; sustain high-quality of free activities/classes focused on health & wellness (i.e. Zumba, Step classes, Yoga, Meditation, Craniosacral treatments, Massage Therapy, and more). Culinary Heritage: launch Ancient Grains (stand-alone commercial kitchen within the Midtown Global Market), sustain academic & research partnership with University of Minnesota Food Science via student cohorts & “Dinner Dialogues”, and deepen integration with Backyard Community Health Hub (via the delivery of health food baskets & prepared meals to community members in-need). Capital Campaign (Dreamland on 38th): build awareness and financial support in preparation for active phase and groundbreaking; development will support house administrative & program headquarters, co-working and business incubation space, community gatherings & celebrations, and Deamland Cafe. Covid Community Coordination: expand partnership Health Hub & Minnesota Department of Health, increase capacity to host clinics, educate socially vulnerable populations, encourage engagement, and connect resources (food, housing, employment, healthcare , ect.). Education: sustain partnership with Saint Paul Public Schools and Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood (Maxfield Elementary School’s Family Liaison services), expand the network of elders providing cultural resources to parents & students, explore application of the model to other schools. Rebirth and Recovery Center: establish dedicated engagement center for delivering culturally-centered services promoting health & healing for people & groups; facilitate a cohort of Black doulas to support families and deliver perinatal education, birthing teams, and lactation consulting; create Recovery Council, sustain Men's and launch Women's recovery group, explore expansion of service opportunities (groups, assessments & staff). Development: refine approaches to link physical (housing, commercial property & infrastructure) developments with community, economic & personal development; evaluate outcomes of our joint development pilot with Project for Pride in Living and Wells Fargo; identify future partners and strategies.
Community or Constituency Served CWC is a cultural hub, providing the region with the cultural resources it needs to thrive. It serves residents
Geographic Area Served Twin Cities metro region

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Notes from the Council

Organization Last Reviewed on 07/14/2022

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Phone: 612-721-5745

General Information

Alternative Name: Phillips Powderhorn Cultural Wellness Center, Powderhorn Phillips Cultural Health Practices Center
EIN: 41-1850859
Principal Staff: ATUM AZZAHIR
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 19
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
Number of Clients: 20,000
Ruling Year: 1997


Board Chair: Harvey Linder
Number of Board Members: 16
Board Meetings with Quorum: 10
Average Member Attendance: 10.6

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