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VIDEO: Home Foreclosures Impact School Enrollment

October 13, 2011 By Tom Niemisto, Video Production Specialist

Empty homes mean empty neighborhood schools.  North Minneapolis has had transient enrollment for decades, but the home forclosure crisis compounded the problem, and school enrollment is suffering.  A new report by Neighborhoods Organizing for Change links low enrollment numbers and lost school funding to home forclosures in North Minneapolis.


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  • Yi Li You says:

    October 22, 2011 at 6:09 am

    Why north Mpls suffer most? closing of schools? that also due to bad performance of students test scores? What is the real problem?

    I see in the video there is: “neiborhood working for change”. That is excited. Does that organization has some funding? If yes, should it set up 1) some after-school programs for school age kids?
    2) Also need to set up some parents workshops? to educate parents how to “parenting their children”? Encourage them to do well in school, etc.

    3)Also set up job training programs to help adults with job skills training.
    I see there are some funding opportunity for “tonado disaster”. Was the funding from city of Mpls? or from state?
      How many organizations are getting this funding?
      I see one of Asian orgs, Asian Media Access, got this funding. It supposed to release the money to those affected residents. I am wondering do most north Mpls residents know about this funding?
      Does this neiborhood for change get this tonado disaster funding?
      We really should put money source into best use of it. I am wondering what is criteria for those granters to spread out the fund?