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 first Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm 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.


You’re Invited to the Greenway Gala!

The East Phillips Improvement Coalition (EPIC), Midtown Phillip Neighborhood Association Inc., and Phillips West Community Organization are pleased announce the first ever Greenway Gala.   Join is on June 8th from 1:00 – 4:00 PM at the Cepro Site, 2828 11th Ave S. We are celebrating the Phillips neighborhood with free food, art, lawn games, resource sharing, music, and more!


EPIC Board Meetings are the first Saturday of the month from 10am-11am. EPIC Community Meetings are the first Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm.

Please note that the there is no Community Meeting in May or June of 2024.

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.

Community Garden Organizing Work Group Meetings are every Third Thursday at 5pm.

Meeting ID: 851 5181 2694
Passcode: 915431View the discussion questions for the community conversation facilitated by Nonviolent Peaceforce.

Garden Member Meeting (official voting meetings) 
Every first Thursday at 6pm March- October on zoom:

ZOOM Link:


Meeting ID: 874 4354 7517
Passcode: 670843

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


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

Join Zoom Meeting

EPIC Community Meeting –  Every Month on the 1st Tuesday from 6:00pm-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

Join Zoom Meeting

Dial by location: +1 312 626 6799

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

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.