Riverside Plaza History
Designed by architect Ralph Rapson and originally constructed between 1971-1973, Riverside Plaza consists of an 11-building campus in the heart of the Cedar Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis.
The six high-rise apartment buildings of Cedar Riverside Plaza house approximately 3,500-4,000 residents.
The campus also has a K-8 charter school, grocery store, and a tenant resource center with various formal and informal social services such as a computer lab and job training supporting over 400 individuals per month.
Mission of the RPTA
The Riverside Plaza Tenants’ Association exists to build a cohesive community, which embraces the diverse cultural and economic realities of the Riverside Plaza residents, and to represent and further the interests of these tenants.
The advocacy team addresses and resolves tenant complaints or concerns such as rent issues, disputes, maintenance, security, health and safety to promote positive relationship building between owners and tenants. We also empower our residents by offering assistance to enroll in free English (ESL) and Citizenship classes.
Basic Education/ ESL Classes
At Cedar Riverside Adult Education Collaborative we have 5 different ELL class levels ranging from Pre-literate to High Intermediate with classes in the morning, afternoon, and evening. Classrooms are located in the Brian Coyle Community Center; the “M” Building Community Room; and in the Riverside Plaza Resident Resource Center.
Cedar Riverside Adult Education Program
The Cedar Riverside Adult Education Collaborative is a collaboration between three partner agencies: Riverside Plaza Tenants’ Association (RPTA), Brian Coyle Community Center, and Minneapolis Public Schools Adult Basic Education Program. Since the year 2000, these three agencies have pooled resources and worked jointly to provide education opportunities to adult immigrants and refugees living in and around the Cedar Riverside neighborhood.KEEP READING
The Cedar-Riverside Resource Center Computer Lab has 17 work stations and is free to all our residents on walk-in basis. Residents can use this service to access the internet, work on their Resume, look for job and improve their keyboarding skills.
885 million adults are illiterate in the world today. That’s about 1 in 4 adults. Literate adults have many advantages and are better equipped to take care of themselves and their families.
Executive Director Job
Riverside Plaza Tenants Association is looking for a new Executive Director. This position requires a person who combines strong management and leadership skills. For more information, click here for the job description.