2821 Nicollet Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55408
Old Arizona, an organization steeped in the arts, is a social entrepreneur effort rooted in community, and dedicated to helping teen girls make sound decisions in regards to their future.
Old Arizona Collaborative was founded in 1993 as a 501 (c)(3) non profit organization and has established itself to help young women sustain the clarity, voice, and self-confidence they risk losing during the challenging transition from adolescence to adulthood. 100% of the profit from their cafe & wine bar, as well as their store front tea store, chocolate lounge and wine shop is reinvested into the organization to help provide free arts classes to inner city teen girls in an effort to bridge the gap during unsupervised out-of-school time, when many crimes and unhealthy teen behaviors occur.
Art has proven to be a successful means to connect with program participants, and the building provides a safe alternative to the street.
Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Community, Volunteerism & Philanthropy, Education – Other