What is MACC?
A strategic partnership of community-based human service organizations that are leveraging their collective resources and voices to benefit the communities they serve.
MACC helps its member organizations strengthen their responses to community needs by encouraging leaders to work collaboratively, leading organizational and staff development efforts, and providing opportunities for networking and information-sharing.
MACC was formed in 1999 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Members include almost twenty organizations that employ more than 1,000 people with combined annual operating expenditures of approximately $70 million.
- Foster far-reaching strategic partnerships among MACC member organizations
- Create innovations among non-profits and across sectors for sustainable community organizations
- Provide a network of wisdom, practical experience and support for current and next generation collaborative leaders
- Maintain a flexible, inclusive alliance that offers meaningful connections and professional development at all levels of member organizations
- Leverage MACC network talent and resources to attract interest and support for projects
- People are assets
- Broad, holistic, community-based services are critical
- Long-term relatinoships are beneficial
- Particiaption from the community is crucial
- Everyone has a contribution to make
- We build reciprocal relationships
- Inclusiveness is essential for healthy communities
Who is MACC?
- MACC members have more than 80 sites across the Twin Cities.
- MACC members serve 315,000 metro area residents.
- 70 percent are people of color.
- New Americans make up 25-35 percent of MACC-served communities.
- Residents seeking services speak more than twenty languages, predominant are Spanish, Hmong, Somali, Russian, Vietnamese and English.
- MACC member centers employ over 1,000 Twin Cities residents, primarily from the communities that MACC members serve.
- MACC members have combined annual budget of $60 million.
What do MACC members do?
- MACC agencies offer resources in housing, employment, education and health as well as basic needs services.
- MACC agencies employ members of emerging communities.
- MACC agencies provide access and skills for working within communities defined by culture and race.
- MACC and its agencies provide training and learning opportunities in accessible sites across the Metropolitan area.
Yvonne Olsen, Executive Coordinator
Liz Backstrom, Public Ally
Mike Wynne, MACC Board Chair
President & CEO, Emerge
1101 West Broadway Avenue North; Minneapolis, MN 55411
Molly Greenman, Vice Chair of MACC CommonWealth
President & CEO, The Family Parternship
414 South Eighth Street; Minneapolis, MN 55404
Barbara Milon, Vice Chair of Membership
Executive Director, Phyllis Wheatley Community Center
1301 10th Avenue North; Minneapolis, MN 55411
Peter Rosenblatt, Co-Vice Chair of Programs - External Partners & Professional Development
Executive Director, The Link
1210 Glenwood Avenue; Minneapolis, MN 55405
Bill Laden, Co-Vice Chair of Programs - Innovation Conversations
Executive Director, East Side Neighborhood Services
1700 Second Street Northeast; Minneapolis, MN 55413
Byron Laher, Secretary/Treasurer
Executive Director, Community Emergency Assistance Program (CEAP)
6840 78th Avenue North; Brooklyn Park, MN 55445
Members at Large
President, Neighborhood House
179 East Robie Street, St. Paul, MN 55107
Executive Director, Plymouth Christian Youth Center
2210 Oliver Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411
MACC CommonWealth Board Member
President, Pillsbury United Communities
1200 37th Avenue North , Minneapolis, MN 55412
Executive Director, West 7th Community Center
265 Oneida Street, St. Paul, MN 55102