HNA works to create a prosperous and peaceful community that equitably benefits all of Harrison neighborhood's diverse racial, cultural, and economic groups.
We work to foster community awareness, to provide a forum for communication, and to unite efforts so that community voices are leading on matters of common concern. We work to educate residents on effective procedures for resolving problems and/or initiating improvements that unite the community and improve the quality of life.
HNA Seeks to Deepen its Community Engagement in 2019
Hello Residents and Friends of Harrison Neighborhood,
Another year is coming to a close, and we are moving closer to the future. To secure our future as an organization, staff and board members have worked diligently to identify the goals, ambitions and values of those who live and work in Harrison.
On January 28th, 2019, residents, business owners, and property owners are invited to participate in our general membership board meeting to vote on a NRP plan modification. The modification that will be made to our NRP plan is to adjust our funding sources so that we can use $115,000 to support administrative activities that will guide the work of our organization staff.
By making this adjustment to our funding sources staff can do more community engagement work that will focus on the goals and strategies laid out in the Harrison Neighborhood Association Strategic Plan. This will also free up funding to support activities valued by the neighborhood, such as coat drives and school supply drives, for example. The Strategic plan is available here. Comments on the strategic plan can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order to achieve the goals set forth in the strategic plan, we will need full participation of neighborhood residents and stakeholders, by participating in community engagement efforts and joining important committees that will address housing inequities, communications, transportation, business development, and gentrification.
We hope to see you all on January 28th, 2019, at the Harrison Neighborhood Association. Discussion and questions will begin at 6:30pm, followed by a vote at 7:30pm.
Denetrick Powers, HNA Co-Chair
HNA’s December 2018 Newsletter
Nothing is possible without dedicated neighbors and Harrison residents are some of the best! On the forefront of a major economic boom, we work to ensure that the rich heritage of the community is intact for years to come. From growing the gardens to designing for development that supports current residents and more, thank you for your partnership! #WeAreHarrison
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Remembering Kirk Washington, Jr.
May 9, 1974 - April 4, 2016
Today, we begin to grieve the loss of our dear brother/husband/father/best friend, the phenomenal Mr. Kirk Washington, Jr., world traveled artist, community advocate, scholar of our people, and lover of the truth. May we all celebrate Kirk's life work and his unwavering leadership and commitment to his communities, especially North Minneapolis.
Stand in the greatness he called out in you. Honor his brilliance. Lift up his name and support his family, now and forever. It would take years to detail all that he has worked so hard for, surely his legacy is in our freedom and the truth that so many would hide. It is in his poetry, his teaching, his installations, his word, his heart, his voice, and every person he has invested in on a daily basis.