Document Type



Bachelor of Arts

Project Coordinator (Advisor 1)

Charlotte Knoche


Minneapolis Way To Grow (WTG) is a program of the Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board, a joint powers organization created by the City of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, The Minneapolis Public Libraries, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, The Minneapolis Public Schools, United Way (Success by Six), and private corporations. Currently there are nine WTG sites within the city’s eleven planning districts. They are located in Phillips, Near North, Camden, Powderhorn, Northeast, Southwest, Central, Longfellow, and University, with Nokomis and Calhoun Isles yet to be developed.

The purpose of this project was to review the concern of increasing the referrals of pregnant participants to the nine sites of Minneapolis Way To Grow. Recommendations were made to the administrative office of the program to increase referrals to all nine sites within the city of Minneapolis over the course of the next year. The main goals were for WTG to increase the marketing, outreach, and education to our partners citywide. The partners are hospital, clinics, and agencies who make referrals to the WTG sites and those that support pregnant participants.

The objectives of the project were to develop a survey to gather information from the WTG sites that would determine the current levels of outreach. It would also determine that increasing the knowledge and awareness of the services WTG provides for pregnant participants could generate increased referrals. The process of developing a health care networking reception was an event that could be implemented and accomplished on an annual basis.


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