Giving Back

Giving Back

Being grateful for what we have creates a spirit of giving

Urban Ventures

Charitable Giving

Urban Ventures: Urban Ventures has been a catalyst for economic growth in the Minneapolis community since its founding in 1993. The campus, located at 4th Avenue and Lake Street, has expanded over the years. There are nine buildings on campus, including the Colin Powell Youth Leadership Center, home to Urban Ventures’ administrative offices and Cristo Rey Jesuit High School.

Urban Ventures is a Minneapolis-based non-profit focused on breaking the cycle of generational poverty. Urban Ventures serves thousands living in poverty by helping procure and retain jobs with sustainable wages, close the achievement gap with an enriched education for minority youth, and strengthen families through healthy nutrition and nationally recognized parenting programs. Located in the Central and Phillips Neighborhoods of Minneapolis for more than 20 years, Urban Ventures has a long history of taking on the complex issues of poverty, building relationships with struggling families, and offering simple steps out and towards self-sufficiency. To get involved, donate, or volunteer visit or contact

Feed My Starving Children

Community Service

Feed My Starving Children: Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) is a non-profit organization committed to feeding children hungry in body and spirit. The approach is simple: children and adults hand-pack meals specifically formulated for malnourished children, and we ship these meals to nearly 70 countries around the world. FMSC has been known and recognized for its ability to limit overhead in its operation and to deliver its end-product to the people in need faster and more efficiently than anyone else. Their model is truly ground-breaking and has been duplicated by other others since. C-TEQ enjoys a relationship with FMSC because of its passion for serving those in need by keeping its focus on the goal to provide as much nutrition at the lowest cost possible. FMSC uses thousands of volunteers every year to pack meals and accomplish their mission. To donate visit For more information or to sign-up to volunteer visit