Department of Civil Rights

Velma J. Korbel, Director

350 S. 5th St., Room 239
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Phone: (612) 673-3012
Fax: (612) 673-2599
TTY: (612) 673-2157

Office Hours:
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday

Partner Organizations
 The City of Minneapolis is a local government agency that serves and protects the well-being of Minneapolis residents.  It consists of various departments working together to make Minneapolis a growing and vibrant world-class city with a flourishing economy and a pristine environment, where all people are safe, healthy and have equitable opportunities for success and happiness.  
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The mission of Hennepin County is to enhance the health, safety and quality of life of its residents and communities in a respectful, efficient and fiscally responsible way.
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Minneapolis Public Schools exist to ensure that 35,000+ students are college and career ready by the time they graduate from high school.
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The Minneapolis Parks and Recreation system consists of 197 park properties, including local and regional parks, playgrounds, golf courses, gardens, picnic areas, biking and walking paths, nature sanctuaries and the 55-mile Grand Rounds National Scenic Byway. Together, these properties total nearly 6,744 acres of parkland and water. The backbone of the park system is its 47 full-service neighborhood recreation centers. The park system is maintained and developed by the nine-member Board of Commissioners, which is an independently elected, semi-autonomous body created by the Minnesota legislature and ratified by Minneapolis voters in April 1883.
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The State of Minnesota is the state agency that serves Minnesota.  It is the largest employer in the state of Minnesota, employing over 50,000 employees in various state agencies, boards, commissions, colleges, and universities across the state.
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The Greater Twin Cities United Way is a non-profit agency that brings people together to help the Twin Cities reach its full potential. United Way partners with local nonprofits, businesses, government and social service agencies to address the Twin Cities most pressing needs.
The Metropolitan Council is the regional policy-making body, planning agency, and provider of essential services for the Twin Cities metropolitan region.
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Institutions or organizations interested in becoming a partner organization are encouraged to contact the Urban Scholars Administration Team at for more information.


Last updated Oct 24, 2016



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