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BLLEI - Partners

The Cultural Wellness Center (CWC) and Pohlad Family Foundation (the Foundation) invite local Black leaders, healers, artists, or agents of change to participate in the Black Legacy and Leadership Enrichment Initiative.  A first-of-its-kind community-designed effort, the initiative’s purpose is to give Black activists the resources and support to recharge themselves so they can better serve the community. 

About the Cultural Wellness Center

For more than 25 years, the mission of the Cultural Wellness Center has been to unleash the power of people to heal themselves and build community.


As a culturally rooted nonprofit in the African American community, the organization centers on the idea that when culture and community knowledge are studied and valued, they are powerful tools for health, memory healing, community building, and economic development. To learn more, go to


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About the Pohlad Family Foundation

The Pohlad Family Foundation's mission is to improve the quality of life and opportunities for those most in need in the Twin Cities region. Established in 1994, the Foundation draws upon the expertise and needs of community to inform its programs.


Today, its work centers on two strategic focus areas: Housing Stability and Racial Justice. Both efforts aim to reduce persistent racial disparities for families and youth in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. To learn more about the Foundation, visit

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