Findings From Funded PAR Projects

The first Participatory Action Research projects funded by MNCC and Youthprise are wrapping up in the next few months. We’ll showcase their results and lessons here so these youth-led projects can inform our network’s ongoing efforts to improve educational cultures, policies, and practices to better serve Minnesota’s increasingly diverse students. Check back for more updates! Meanwhile, we’re pleased to share this:

The team from Cristo Rey Jesuit High School and the University of St. Thomas created a report, a video, and a website to display and document their work on first-generation college students.

To view the report directly, click here. To view the project website, including the report, an executive summary, the video, and more, click here. To read an article highlighting the project, click here.



The teams from University of Minnesota, Rochester and four regional high schools, Rochester Off Campus Charter School, Hawthorne Education Center, Rochester STEM Academy, and Rochester Alternative Learning Center created a video for each high school, and an overall report.

The report is linked here.

Rochester Off Campus Charter School


Hawthorne Education Center


Rochester STEM Academy

Rochester Alternative Learning Center

St. Paul Neighborhood Network community youth members have created a blog post and accompanying video. The link to the blog is here. To look at their PowerPoint, click here.