Having a workforce coach has helped me tremendously as someone who is new to this country. If it wasn’t for the dedication and hard work [of my coach] I wouldn’t have been able to get paid.” – Mr. Abdirahman, EMERGE Workforce Participant
Featured Programs & Workshops
The programs, services, and workshops are ever-changing in response to community needs. Below is a sampling of what we do.
reflect the diversity of the community. All staff members have lived experience similar to people we serve, are culturally responsive, and/or have a long history in providing culturally-specific programming.
Collectively, our staff speaks more than 7 languages to further assist any community members with language barriers.
Director of Workforce Programs at C-ROC
Location & Logistics
The Cedar Riverside Opportunity Center is located directly across the street from the Brian Coyle Center, at the base of the high-rise apartment building. Paid parking may be accessed in the surrounding streets.505 15th Avenue South,
Minneapolis, MN 55454 (612) 425-4701
April 2019; In light of recent violence, Cedar-Riverside community weighs public safety solutions
The Cedar Riverside Partnership & Opportunity Center weigh in on safety strategies, specifically youth engagement.
July 2019; Cultivating opportunity in the East African community
C-ROC demonstrates the synergy between public and private sectors when addressing systemic disparities.
March 2016; Center aims to address unemployment in Cedar-Riverside — and create a model for other neighborhoods
The center is a one-stop-shop for services available to the, primarily African immigrant, community members.