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The Phillips West Neighborhood Board speaks for the neighborhood to express the goals of Phillips West and address neighborhood needs and concerns:
- Mission: The Mission of Phillips West is to ensure safety and livability by facilitating, advocating and leading the diverse voices of the Phillips West Neighborhood.
- Vision: The Vision of the Phillips West Neighborhood is to mobilize and engage human and financial resources, information, and technical assistance necessary to effectively provide leadership to organize and implement a base of operation for Citizen Participation.
- Objective: The objective of Phillips West is to empower and celebrate stability, diversity, economic development, education and concern for all the children, youth, individuals, families, stakeholders and overall quality of life in the Phillips West Neighborhood.
Phillips West Neighborhood:
The Greater Phillips Community consists of four neighborhoods; Ventura Village, Phillips West, Midtown Phillips & East Phillips. Greater Phillips is bound by 94 on the North, Hiawatha on the East, Lake Street to the South & 35w from the West.
The Greater Phillips Community used to be one neighborhood but dismembered in 1999. At that time 4 individual neighborhoods formed including Phillips West Neighborhood. The Phillips West Neighborhood consists of 42 Square Blocks and is geographically defined by 22 nd Street to the North, Chicago Avenue to the East, Lake Street to the South & 35w to the West.
Phillips West is well known today for its strong corporate anchors and affordable housing in close proximity to downtown Minneapolis. Some popular destinations in Phillips West include; National Theatre for Children, Open Eye Figure Theatre, Phillips Eye Institute, Children’s Hospital, Allina, the American Swedish Institute, Lutheran Social Service of MN, the Zuhrah Shrine, Ebenezer, Park House, Augsburg Fairview Academy, Hope Academy, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School and Wells Fargo Home Mortgage.
What is the Phillips West Neighborhood Organization:
Phillips West Neighborhood Organization was formed by a small coalition of Phillips West residents, businesses, agencies and religious institutions in June 2000. Phillips West Neighborhood Organization is a 501 (C) 3, and is the officially recognized Citizen-Participation Neighborhood Organization with the City of Minneapolis. As in its formative years, Phillips West Neighborhood Organization continues to depend on the civic involvement of neighborhood volunteers. It is governed by a 7 member volunteer Board of Directors elected by Phillips West residents and businesses, and daily operations are performed by the Executive Director and Part-time Bookkeeper.
Phillips West Neighborhood Organization continues to operate as a coalition of neighborhood residents, businesses, and institutions working together for the advancement and development of the Phillips West Community. The Organization advocates for the neighborhoods goals and works to address neighborhood needs and concerns.
What is Phillips West Neighborhood Organization Doing:
Phillips West is neighborhood recourse. Phillips West responds to business and resident inquires and facilitates meetings to inform the neighborhood about changes, developments, safety issues, funding for housing programs and improvements, events, etc. that impact the livability and prosperity of the Phillips West Neighborhood. Phillips West is also charged with implementing Phase I & Phase II of the Phillips West Neighborhood Revitalization Program Funding.
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