Main Street Project's three, unique programs are tied to the systems we are working to transform.
The broken food and agriculture system is the focus of program work in southeastern Minnesota. Through our sustainable food and agriculture program, we’re working to create a replicable, sustainable system that allows aspiring immigrant farmers to walk a path out of poverty to prosperity.
Our media justice program works to address issues of equity and access in today’s increasingly corporate-dominated media and communication systems. We do that by developing the capacity of community partners to create and shape their own media, and by advocating for policies that expand access to media – on a local and national level.
And to strengthen our system of democracy from the bottom up, we work to increase civic participation by under-represented communities. We do this by collaboratively producing language-accessible and culturally compatible civic education resources, and distributing and organizing through a broad network of like-minded partners.