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JORDAN AREA COMMUNITY COUNCIL 

Since 1964, our mission is to organize people, knowledge and capital for the collective empowerment of the Jordan Neighborhood.

The Jordan Area Community Council (JACC) is a nonprofit, citizen participation organization for the Jordan neighborhood. Its mission is to “organize people, knowledge and capital for the collective empowerment of Jordan residents.”

It is one of the city’s first community organizations, JACC began in 1964 when local PTA members came together to prevent closure of the North Branch public library. That struggle, which resulted in a new North Library opening in 1970, firmly established JACC as a grass roots organization based upon the belief that residents could solve problems through collective action.

It gets its name from a neighborhood junior high school, which was built in 1922 and named after Minneapolis Public Schools Superintendent Emeritus Charles Morison Jordan.

The Jordan neighborhood is a community representing the widest breadth of lifestyles and demographics in the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area. Bordered on the north by Lowry Avenue and on the east by Emerson Avenue, it has a unique border on the south and west by West Broadway Avenue. Jordan is mainly a residential neighborhood.

Attention Jordan Residents: The Jordan Area Community Council Board of Directors met to discuss moving funds to support community engagement activities. The funds would be moved from strategic partnerships, environment and community safety. If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to us at 612-886-4539. The discussed funds are as follows:

  • $2,500 to Open Streets, a West Broadway Business Association event
  • $5,000 to The Truth About Drugs, an opiate crisis conference at North Hennepin Community College in partnership with NHCC and Metro State University
  • $15,000 to support the anti violence initiative ‘Take a Stand, Cease Fire’
  • $1,000 to the farmers market in collaboration with the West Broadway Business Association.

    Attention Jordan Residents: The Jordan Area Community Council Board of Directors met to discuss moving funds to support community engagement activities. The funds would be moved from strategic partnerships, environment and community safety. If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to us at 612-886-4539. The discussed funds are as follows:

  • $15,000 to support youth program initiatives
  • $1,500 for the Riverfront partnership.

9-6-17 Tonight’s Neighborhood Safety Patrol is Cancelled. We will resume next week.


8-23-17 is our Crime and Safety Meeting. We will meet St. Olaf Residence in the fireside room at 6:30. See you there!



CAPI will be in North Minneapolis to provide free fresh produce to the community this Thursday August 3 from 1:30 – 3:00pm! Come volunteer or pick up some delicious fresh produce at 2627 Queen Ave North.

 


Jordan Week of Kindness is fast approaching! Sign up to volunteer in the kids art area, serving food, planting, registration, etc. by clicking on the link below:

Volunteer Opportunities


REMINDER: The Board of Directors Meeting is tonight July 20th from 6:45pm-8:00pm. Please join us!


FRIENDLY REMINDER! Our Housing Committee Meeting will be held on July 11th this month in order to observe the Fourth of July. Have a safe and happy holiday!

Friendly reminder our Housing Committee meeting will be held July 11th from 6:30-8:00pm. Have a safe and happy Fourth of July!


JACC’s monthly Crime and Safety Meeting is TONIGHT Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 6:30-8 pm and due to expected weather forecast we have moved the meeting indoors to the St. Olaf Building, at 2901 Emerson Avenue North, Fireside Room, Minneapolis MN 55411. 

In addition, due to the weather forecast we have cancelled tonight’s Safety Patrol. 

If your interest is in patrolling the neighborhood or you have an issue or concern to discuss, please join us.  If you joined us a few weeks ago, and were part of a team that discussed issues and concerns in the community, JACC staff will present those ideas to the community.  

A few weeks ago, we made a commitment to Take a Stand against violence, so lets get together this tonight to continue the work we started to keep our community safe.   

Thank you for your continued support!!


Due to yesterday’s expected forecast of severe weather the Safety Patrol has been cancelled for tonight, Wednesday, June 21, 2017. We will resume Safety Patrol next week.

JACC’s Neighborhood Safety Patrol is back at it again!

If you are interested in joining the Jordan Neighborhood Safety Patrol, and would like to attend the training, please RSVP by contacting Joann at [email protected] and/or call her at 612-886-4539.

The Jordan Neighborhood Safety Patrol will reconvene on Wednesday, June 21st, at Cottage Park, 6:30pm. Routes to be determined.

Once again thank you for your commitment to Take a Stand!

Housing Committee Meeting

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 6:30 – 8 pm

Jordan Area Community Council

2901 Emerson Avenue North, Fireside Room, Minneapolis MN 55411

 

 

The area surrounding Illion Ave. and Hillside Ave. has been experiencing high crime. We are planning a Crime and Safety Committee Meeting this Wednesday, June 7th from 6:30-8:00pm in Cottage Park and are planning two additional meetings on June 21st and June 27th to address these issues.

Jordan Week of Kindness is right around the corner! Get ready for some meaningful fun with your neighbors!

JACC Crime & Safety Committee Meeting

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 6:30-8 pm

Agenda

Meeting Notice

The Jordan Area Community Councils (JACC) Board of Directors Meeting will be held Thursday, March 16, 2017, 6:45 to 8 pm in the St. Olaf Building Fireside Room on 2901 Emerson Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411.

Please click on the below link to view the AGENDA. 

AGENDA

Meeting Notice

 

March 7, 2017 Housing Committee Meeting Agenda

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Join us in Celebrating Black History…….

Jordan Area Community Council Board Thanks our

Executive Director
Cathy Spann
for 5 years of Dedicated Service

and Outstanding Accomplishments!
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*Light Up the Night Event – December 15, 2016 (photo submitted by: Scottie Tuska)

 Thank you for attending and your support, sponsorship and donations to JACC’s “Light up the Night” Community Celebration!

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 Thank you for your support!

  We are looking forward to JACC Week of Kindness 2017!

Welcome to

JORDAN AREA COMMUNITY COUNCIL 

Since 1964, our mission is to organize people, knowledge and capital for the collective empowerment of the Jordan Neighborhood.

The Jordan Area Community Council (JACC) is a nonprofit, citizen participation organization for the Jordan neighborhood. Its mission is to “organize people, knowledge and capital for the collective empowerment of Jordan residents.”

It is one of the city’s first community organizations, JACC began in 1964 when local PTA members came together to prevent closure of the North Branch public library. That struggle, which resulted in a new North Library opening in 1970, firmly established JACC as a grass roots organization based upon the belief that residents could solve problems through collective action.

It gets its name from a neighborhood junior high school, which was built in 1922 and named after Minneapolis Public Schools Superintendent Emeritus Charles Morison Jordan.

The Jordan neighborhood is a community representing the widest breadth of lifestyles and demographics in the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area. Bordered on the north by Lowry Avenue and on the east by Emerson Avenue, it has a unique border on the south and west by West Broadway Avenue. Jordan is mainly a residential neighborhood.

If you are a block club leader, please join our Block Club Leader Map.

PLEASE NOTE:  JACC’s office and meeting spaces are ADA-accessible. We invite and encourage participation by every resident to each JACC program, service and event. Should you require an accommodation in order for you to fully participate, or if you require this document in a different format, please let us know by contacting us at # 612-886-4539 or [email protected] at least five days before our event.  Deaf or hard of hearing persons may use a relay service or call our office at # 612-886-4539.