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New Partnerships for Vista Outdoor

At Vista Outdoor, we believe that Outdoor experiences should be the ultimate equalizer, and helping all people, regardless of race, religion, orientation or ethnicity, enjoy the outdoors is core to our mission. Today, we are proud to announce partnerships with the following organizations, creating positive change across America, and in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota.


GirlTrek is the largest public health movement for Black women and girls in the U.S. Through grassroots organizing and award-winning social media campaigns, GirlTrek mobilizes women to live their healthiest, most fulfilled lives through a habit of daily walking. GirlTrek is on a mission to inspire 1 MILLION Black women and girls to practice radical self-care by 2020.

GirlTrek representative, Vanessa Garrison’s inspiring interview for Soul Kisses TV Media  Watch the video (11:15)

Lake Street Council

Since 1968, we have worked to build an organization that serves the needs of Lake Street’s unique and diverse community.

Since 1968, The Lake Street Council has worked to build an organization that serves the needs of Minneapolis, Minnesota’s Lake Street area’s unique and diverse community through: support for entrepreneurs, beautifying buildings and streetscapes, and engaging businesses and executives in policy initiatives. Values

Lake Street Council resources for local business run deep – from business advising, store improvement grants, energy efficiency and waste management, real estate consulting, advocacy, transportation to building artwork … there’s even a history of the area era-by-era to show the area’s evolution over the years.

Watch “Visit Lake Street” video (01:35)

Midway United Fund

Midway United Fund is an initiative of Neighbors United Funding Collaborative serving the Union Park and Hamline Midway Neighborhoods of St. Paul, Minnesota. Projects include: establishing a sense of community, bringing life and amenities to community spaces, and breaking down resistance to change, while empowering vulnerable or overlooked communities.  

Local TV station, Fox9 covered rebuilding efforts. Watch the video (04:10)