What is EPIC?

EPIC is the Citizen Participation Organization for the East Phillips Neighborhood in South Minneapolis.

Participate and Become a Member!

If you live in, work in East Phillips, or own property in East Phillips you may be a voting member by simply indicating your desire to be an EPIC member on any general membership meeting sign-in sheet.

General Membership meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at 6:30pm at the East Phillips Park and Community Center.

Microgrants Are Available!

The East Phillips Improvement Coalition (EPIC) is pleased to offer a microgrant program in order to compensate neighbors to run events and projects in East Phillips or Midtown Phillips neighborhoods. The Microgrants fall into four categories: 1) Neighborhood clean ups, 2) Public Art installations, 3) Skill Shares, 4) Block Parties. Applications for the programs will be accepted on a rolling basis until all grant money has been used and applications will be reviewed by the EPIC Grant Review Committee.  Learn more and apply here.

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EPIC Board Meetings are the first Saturday of the month from 10am-11am. EPIC Community Meetings are the second Thursday of the month from 6:30 - 7:30 pm.

Find the EPIC 2023 event and meeting calendar here

All EPIC meetings will be accessible via Zoom. You can also join our Community Meetings in person at the EPIC Office. See below for links to join EPIC meetings and note the phone number to call if you would prefer to join that way.

EPIC may hold in person meetings, watch your email, EPIC’s Facebook page and the Alley for updates. Go here to review EPIC’s current COVID Protocol.

If you would like to request translation for a document or interpretation in ASL, Spanish, or Somali for an EPIC meeting, please contact Sarah at (612) 702-0750 or markevius@eastphillips.org.

Haadii aad jeclaan lahayd inaad codsato turjumaad dukumiiniti ama turjumaad ah ASL, Isbaanish, ama Soomalli kulan EPIC ah, fadlan kala xiriir Sarah taleefanka (612) 354-6802 ama markevius@eastphillips.org.

Si desea solicitar la traducción de un documento o interpretación en ASL, español o somalí para una reunión de EPIC, comuníquese con Sarah al (612) 354-6802 or markevius@eastphillips.org.

East Phillips Mighty Network

Mighty Networks is a platform similar to Slack or Discord that allows for community communication. Join the East Phillips Mighty Network to connect with your neighbors and create or join action groups.

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Neighborhood Announcements and Info

EPIC & MPNAI Staff Collective

Welcome Luke, Markevius, & Jarumi!

We’re thrilled to welcome Markevius Collier, Luke Gannon, and Jarumi Hernandez to the team! As part of our ongoing collaboration, EPIC and MPNAI have hired joint staff that will serve both organizations, furthering our respective and collective missions. Learn more about them below and join us in extending a warm welcome!

Markevius Collier

Director of Community Connections

Luke Gannon

Director of Program Engagement

Jarumi Hernandez 

Director of Neighborhood Outreach

EPIC Board Meeting – Every Month on the First Saturday from 10am-11am

Zoom Meeting Information:
Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.
Monthly: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/tZEkcOGqpzgsHtfbZm9iUf13kg-mMzrzalL0/ics?icsToken=98tyKuGtpzwiGN2Wth2ERpwMHY_CWerxmHZdgrdbniXoWilmZFKlPeUPP59lAsLR

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EPIC Community Meeting –  Every Month on the 2nd Thursday from 6:30pm-7:30pm

Zoom Meeting Information:
Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.
Monthly: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/tZErcuqopj4jHt3pZQeSg8oYFHS4F-nu8VUP/ics?icsToken=98tyKuGtqD4pGtyQuR2ORpwMBI_4b_TxiCVEgrcOjCXUBhNUOgzPEMpxZpQyHs2I

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Dial by location: +1 312 626 6799

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,85653085949#,,,,*906844#

EPIC Garden Meeting – Every Month on the First Thursday at 6pm

Zoom Meeting Information:


Meeting ID: 874 4354 7517
Passcode: 670843

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,87599504815#,,,,*189929#

Garden Steering Committee Meeting
Topic: EPIC Garden Organizational Meetings
Time: Jul 21, 2022 05:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Every month on the Third Thu, until Oct 20, 2022, 4 occurrence(s)
Jul 21, 2022 05:00 PM
Aug 18, 2022 05:00 PM
Sep 15, 2022 05:00 PM
Oct 20, 2022 05:00 PM

Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.
Monthly: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/tZEscuigrzksE9A69bUBf6pay8hvBZNr2SOz/ics?icsToken=98tyKuGtrz4rEtWXthCDRpwMBY_4d_zzmHpdj_p8ykbnNgJVNBP3L7pKJJBFPsqC

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 851 5181 2694
Passcode: 915431

One tap mobile: +16469313860,,85151812694#,,,,*915431# USDial by your location: +1 312 626 6799

Overdose Prevention Site Meetings: 
Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the Month at 4:30pm
Note: There are 2 different Zoom links below – one for the 1st Tuesday meetings and one for the 3rd Tuesday meetings. 
Topic: Overdose Prevention Site Meeting – First Tuesday

Time: Dec 7, 2021 04:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Every month on the First Tue, until Jun 7, 2022, 7 occurrence(s)

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Dial by location: +1 312 626 6799

One tap mobile: +19292056099,,88183525309#

Topic: Overdose Prevention Site Meeting – Third Tuesday
Time: Nov 16, 2021 04:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Every month on the Third Tue, until May 17, 2022, 7 occurrence(s)
Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 849 3959 0592
Passcode: 447264
Dial by location: +1 312 626 6799
One tap mobile: +13126266799,,84939590592#

Join East Phillips and Midtown Phillips at a weekly meeting with the mission of positively supporting our community safety, housing and rebuilding.

East & Midtown Community Safety, Homelessness and Rebuilding Lake St
Every Thursday at 1:00 PM

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 818 1689 4968
Passcode: 376401

Dial by your location: +1 312 626 6799

2021 East Phillips Community Survey

East Phillips Improvement Coalition and East Phillips Neighborhood Institute contracted with Knock Knock LLC in 2021 to conduct outreach and have conversations with East Phillips residents about various topics. Read the Outreach Report: here.

Are you ready to get involved?

Your neighborhood needs YOU

Contact us

If you would like to contact us, email us directly at info@eastphillips.org or use any of the email addresses provided for board members above. You can also call us at 612-354-6802.

EPIC respects your privacy. Any personal information we collect will be used only internally to better serve our community and EPIC members more effectively. Information regarding you, including your name and address, will not be shared or sold to any outside party.