One Future Luncheon

Our signature annual event, One Future Luncheon, took place on Tuesday, October 30, 2018. Watch our events page for the 2019 date.

The One Future Luncheon is a one-hour celebration of the positive change that is transforming North Minneapolis, and a chance to collaborate on the future we envision: a prosperous North Minneapolis — where all children are healthy, secure, and academically successful, ultimately realizing their unlimited potential.

Our theme last year was Northside Forever! Inspired by the blockbuster release of Black Panther, we envisioned the creation of our own utopia of love, security, and unlimited opportunity for the children on the Northside — making the story a reality.

One Future 2018 embraced the idea that we must not, cannot, and will not watch from the shadows any longer. As Black Panther’s unifying leader, T’Challa, declares:

Now, more than ever, the illusions of division threaten our very existence. We all know the truth more connects us than separates us. But in times of crisis, the wise build bridges, while the foolish build barriers. We must find a way to look after one another as if we were one single tribe.

Last year’s Keynote Speaker was Ravi Norman, CEO of Thor Construction. 

As CEO of one of the largest African-American-owned businesses in the country, Ravi Norman has just completed construction on the new $36 million Thor headquarters in North Minneapolis. The final product is much more than just an office building; it is an opportunity-hub for Northside community members and businesses, focused on economic development and bringing jobs to north Minneapolis—a direct benefit for NAZ parents.

You can watch his speech online here.

For more information on our upcoming 2019 One Future Luncheon contact Kenneth Scales at or 612-594-8294.

THANK YOU again to all 2018 One Future Luncheon Sponsors!





Collaboration Sponsor