Paid Focus Group Opportunity for Northsiders

In her role at Pillsbury United Communities, KENZIE O’KEEFE is working on a three year project with Hennepin County to address and dismantle racial disparities through county policy. As part of the beginning of this work, they are doing small focus groups (3-5 people) in November and December to connect with county residents. Some of the groups they are most interested in speaking with are Black folks, Hmong folks, Native folks, and Heritage Park residents on the Northside, particularly those who use county services and are low income. The full list of folks they are looking to connect with is below. 

If you or any of your neighbors are interested in participating, contact Kenzie (651.245.2647)FYI, we are hoping to get folks scheduled in the next few weeks.

Each individual will be paid $75 for a 60 minute session. Sessions can be done virtually or in person (with COVID precautions taken). Conversations will be about residents’ relationships to the county, the challenges and triumphs of their lives, their feedback on current county services, and their desires for future services. 

Full list of folks we’re interested in speaking with:

  • Hmong, North Minneapolis residents
  • Heritage Park residents
  • Low income African American, North Minneapolis residents
  • BIPOC MFIP and/or SNAP recipients
  • Low income Indigenous folks, preferably who live in South Minneapolis
  • Low income Latino/a/x folks, preferably who live in South Minneapolis
  • Disabled folks who live in Hennepin County
  • Low income Brooklyn Park or Brooklyn Center BIPOC residents, ideally West African Immigrants
  • Low income, BIPOC Bloomington, Richfield, Hopkins, or New Hope residents
  • BIPOC veterans who live in Hennepin County
  • BIPOC Hennepin County business owners
  • People who receive rental or other housing assistance
  • People who are on probation
  • People who are currently or have been in the adult correctional facility in the county
  • People who are part of the Private Sector Work Program (a county program) 
  • People who are Community Productive Day Participants (a county program)

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