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Riverside Plaza Tenants’ Association (RPTA) was established in 1986 to serve residents of the Riverside Plaza Housing Complex, which was constructed in 1973 as part of the new “New Town – In Town” model to dramatically integrate housing, jobs, arts, recreation, shopping and health care.

Riverside Plaza Tenants’ Association (RPTA) is a non-profit organization serving Riverside Plaza residents in the Cedar Riverside area of Minneapolis. RPTA has successfully operated as a community service organization that creates a cohesive community that embraces, represents, and furthers the diverse economic interests of the Cedar-Riverside Plaza residents and surrounding neighborhood residents.

The core missions of RPTA are Advocacy, Education & Employment 


Programs & Services 


Empowering the Youth

  • Youth Coaching/Counseling
  • Professional Development
  • Education/Training
  • After school Meals & Summer food program
  • Connections to resources

Residents Advocacy & Referrals

  • Education on government systems
  • Benefit Access assistance
  • Civic Education
  • Housing assistance
  • Immigration Issues

Career Pathways

IT Training:

  • System Analyst
  • Network Technician
  • Network Engineer
  • Help Desk Technician

IT Certifications:

  • Cisco CCNA
  • A+
  • Active Directory
  • Network+


  • After school instruction
  • Homework help
  • Standard Test Prep


Small Business Training

  • Training classes
  • Sewing Lesson
  • Business Ownership training


Community Programs

  • Art & Literature
  • Environmental Education/Enhancement

Job placement assistance

  • Workforce training
  • IT field careers
  • Youth & Adult employment connections
  • Hands-on training

Sport Programs

  • Soccer
  • Basket ball
  • And other Youth activities