POSTED: March 14th, 2013 • Latest News

African Career, Education & Resource, Inc. (ACER) is a volunteer-driven, community-based organization founded in 2008 to decrease the disparities in access to resources, health, and information within Minnesota’s communities of African descent, promoting the achievement of societal and economic independence. ACER is located in Brooklyn Park, a community situated along the proposed Bottineau Light Rail Transitway. In late 2011, it received a Corridors of Opportunity Community Engagement Team grant to implement “Making Transit Meaningful,” a program aimed to connect communities of color through a series of culturally appropriate engagement strategies. The organization partnered with the City of Brooklyn Park to identify and engage these communities with the goal of increasing active involvement in public decision making processes as they relate to the Bottineau Light Rail Transitway.

Learn more about ACER and its community engagement efforts in Brooklyn Park >