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Compass Stories


Second Harvest Heartland

Charlene Graff, Agency Partner Specialist at Second Harvest Heartland, shares how she uses data on Minnesota Compass to better understand the people in need of their services, where they live, and the best ways to reach them.

Grooming House Barbershop

We hone in on neighborhoods with high need and potential for economic and community development. Then we partner with residents to bring business ideas to life.

Waite House

We presented a fact sheet to elected officials and drafted recommendations to improve well-being through healthy food and physical activities.

Southeast Como Improvement Association

Our programs brought residents of all generations together to share resources.


We used North Minneapolis neighborhood data to make a case for youth arts and engagement.

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Compass data helps us to get a better picture of who our neighbors are and how we can address needs in the community.

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