The goal of these discussions is to provide a forum for community members and local police officials to address the challenges and solutions in building positive relations. The Inner Hero organization serves as the bridge to foster these discussions. So far, we’ve hosted community discussions with residents and Minnesota Chiefs of Police in Minneapolis, Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center, Robbinsdale, Crystal and New Hope Minnesota. In 2020, we expect to foster the development of discussions in additional communities and police departments in the Twin Cities.
The Inner Hero Organization has launched a new breakfast program at Sandburg Middle School in Golden Valley, Minnesota. The program is geared towards building relationships with local police departments and middle school students. Our discussion while having breakfast with students, teachers, parents, officers, and community leaders centered around the use of social media and developing a positive attitude.
Create spaces and programs for youth that reduce violence, build trust, and encourage education that empowers youth to be productive citizens.
Safe communities for everyone where youth reach their full potential.
May 2020: We’ve updated our Mission and Vision statements and we are excited that it clearly aligns with our focus on Education, Community Engagement, and Mentorship.
As a father, I am brokenhearted and crushed. As a member of the community, my emotions are raging. As an activist for a safer and more productive society, strengthening community-police relations, I am devastated by the death of George Floyd.
When police officers’ actions coincide with the death of a community member, it leaves a lot of strain on the police-community relationship, derailing trust and undermining the legitimacy of the service.
At this point, I will ask the community members to remain calm and direct their energy to prayer for the comfort and solace of the bereaved family.
Meanwhile, The Inner Hero organization, as part of and for the community, will reach out to the requisite authorities to ensure transparency and subsequently when the facts that are revealed show the officer(s) are negligent, justice.
“I’m very proud that the Minneapolis Police Department is a proud member along with The Inner Hero because Inner Hero’s work is transformational.”
– Chief of Minneapolis Police Medaria Arredondo
Working Together For The Change We Love To See!! The Inner Hero Organization is a proud partner of Minneapolis police Chief Medaria Arradondo, and we are in support of his actions taken so far. We will continue our working relationship with him as we work together to restructure the police department, to heal and build our community relations.
The Inner Hero Organization, in collaboration with Speak the Word Church International, hosted a day of interactive community discussion on current events. Join us for our next event and be a part of the change.
February 19, 2020
“Every young person has a dream and we just need to make sure that they are connected to somebody who believes in them. It just takes one person.”
– Dean Phillips
Heroic Words from our local Inner Heroes. During the breakfast gathering at Zachary Lane Elementary, our guests were Deputy Police Chief Eric Fadden of Plymouth, Congressman Dean Phillips, and Superintendent Dr. Calton Jenkins of Robbinsdale School District.
“As a leader, if you want to be successful you got to listen to people.
When you speak less, but you speak profoundly, and you listen more. Because when people find out you can listen to them, they follow you better. Meaning the idea you have is not just yours, but theirs, it’s inclusive.”
– Ambrose R. Russell
Thank you, Community Heroes!
It was such a pleasure having fun at the Timberwolves game Saturday evening with everybody!
We are excited to continue growing our team of volunteer leaders throughout the MSP area!
We would love to share an experience like this with you soon!
Help us empower MORE Community Heroes!
Today, The Inner Hero Organization launched a new breakfast program at Sandburg Middle School in Golden Valley, Minnesota. The program is geared towards building relationships with local police departments and middle school students. Our discussion while having breakfast with students, teachers, parents, officers, and community leaders centered around the use of social media and developing a positive attitude.
Despite all of our differences within our homes, schools, communities, cities, states, and our nation, we at The Inner Hero Organization believe that love is the key in changing others’ unique lives. As you watch this video, please find The Inner Hero within you for us as a community to love again.
Our Community and Police Dialogues at North Minneapolis and Brooklyn Center.
The Inner Hero organization is working each and every day to bring the community and police to work together to bring about a safer and better neighborhood and city.
The Inner Hero organization held its 3rd annual Basketball tournament. Local youth and young adults had a great day with families and law enforcement in attendance. We are excited as each year provides new opportunities for us to bring the community together.
Many youth who are struggling academically and socially are attending school, but not learning. We focus on identifying and cultivating their academic interests and passions as well as guiding them to explore and identify career interests and options.
We believe that strong character is the foundation of a successful future. We work with youth to guide them both to succeed academically and also to develop values such as respect, perseverance, and excellence. We help them develop the social and emotional skills necessary to form and develop good relationships and build a strong foundation for their future.
We provide mentorship and positive role models to inspire youth to strive for educational success, set and work toward future career goals and develop strong character. By connecting youth not only with caring adults but also with peers who understand their experiences, we show students that they can overcome obstacles and achieve their dreams.