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Feb
28

Hope Community Center

By Emmanuel

I know what you’re saying to yourself… community center, psssh. Well, I would like to challenge that notion. Hope Community offers some really good, and I mean REAAAALLY GOOD classes to youth, and those who take them then have a life crises when they realize that community centers can be a good thing. HOPE is offering quite a few this March, and I’m going to give you all the info.

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Articulating Our Voices Now is a FREE Class offered to young women [ages 16-22] at Hope Community Center. The class will focus on the artistic and creative expression of women, especially those in our community. We will listen to music, write poetry/spoken word, dance, take photographs, freestyle, tell our stories and learn to channel our visions in a variety of ways. We will also work with guest artists [poets, dancers, spoken word artists, writers, musicians] from the Twin Cities. No artistic experience is necessary! All you need is the energy, ideas, and interest to join this class! ENROLL TODAY!

Where: Hope Community Center, Franklin and Portland Ave.

When: Thursdays 5:30-7:30 pm, March 13th-May 22nd

Cost: FREE!

Call (612) 435-1683 to enroll. There are only 20 spots available!

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There is also the ART of MCing. Learn how to improve you songwriting, master different styles and improve your live performances. Ages 16-19. They also provide studio time, for those of you who know how expensive this can be, you know the value.

Spring Session:Feb 19- May 2nd, Summer session June 16-Aug 14th

For more info call Brandon Bagaason (Big Quarters)

612-804-5551

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Last but not least HOPE also offers a MURAL program with MPLS graffiti legend Chaka M’kali. The class is entitled “Power of Vision” and goes from April 7th to June 11th, MON + WED 4:30-6:30, at 2101 Portland Ave. for more info on this class call 612-435-1677.

TAKE ADVANTAGE of these great opportunities!