NEW PROGRAM INITIATIVES – S.T.E.A.M. (Coming Soon)
A partnership with Microsoft and the newly chartered MN 100 Black Men of the Twin Cities will host a one-day technology conference that provides technological, educational, and life skills training and opportunities for African American boys – 12-17 years old – who live in Minneapolis with priority given to Hennepin County residents. Following the one-day conference will be a 12-week program with individual/group mentoring sessions as well as facilitated life skills, financial literacy, and career-building sessions.
PWCC VIDEO GAMING LEAGUE
We intend to establish a Twin Cities Video Gaming League with teams comprised of African American youth ages 10 and up. We will connect with gaming companies (e.g. E/A Sports) to form partnerships for the gaming league and sponsor teams participating in local, national, and international tournaments.
This idea has the capacity to transform the community and will be designed with a culturally relevant approach throughout the neighborhoods of service. We envision PWCC’s DigitalTechWorks™ Academy as the foundation to providing powerful S.T.E.A.M. digital technology literacy in north Minneapolis. We are committed to qualitative change, and a new purposeful direction. The digital technology campus will ensure advanced learning, academic confidence, opportunities for higher education, job security and livable wages for families, financial sustainability, positioning microbusinesses, access to capital, home ownership, and a new workforce with access to affordable health insurance, provided by new technology careers.
ARTS & CULTURAL PROGRAMS
We intend to establish culturally relevant arts education programs in the five arts disciplines: Dance, Media Arts, Music, Theater, and Visual Arts. These programs will be done in partnership with some of the finest arts organizations in the Twin Cities.