Leading the New Way to Serve
Project Restore MN, is a youth founded and youth-led private-non-profit social enterprise whose mission is providing various services to American Descendants of Slavery (ADOS) organizations, communities, and youth across MN. We understand that our ADOS youth face many barriers, including, but not limited to: lack of access to financial literacy, mental health issues stemming from generations of trauma, limited technical training programs, scarce resources that provide access to college enrollment, and overall insufficient funds.
Project Restore MN mission is to meet our youth where they are and provide them with as much guidance and support they may need to be successful. There is no one size fits all approach to solving the many disparities that exist. We have developed a model that will address all of the needs of our youth, while simultaneously investing in small-minority owned businesses to promote entrepreneurship and interdependence throughout our communities. Project Restore MN believes that through strategic partnerships and community engagement, it can change the narrative of the past four-hundred years, and re-shape what the next four-hundred years will be.
“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”
– Albert Einstein
Project Restore MN is operating under a private- non-profit social enterprise business model that has both a non-profit entity and for-profit entity, so that we may better serve our community. Our non-profit entity is currently searching for a fiscal agent. Project Restore MN, has a vision for our future, and we see our youth at the forefront of that vision.
Project Restore MN, LLC, is headed by Elijah Norris-Holliday, CEO and founder of Project Restore MN, LLC. As a for-profit company, we are 100 percent invested in the sustaining of our non-profit partner, and we are wholly committed to spending a large percentage of all profits reinvesting into our communities through direct economic development, strategic partnerships, and community engagement.