Ben Johnson (MPA '09) is the Director of Food Operations at Union Gospel Mission (UGM) in St. Paul, Minnesota. In February, UGM signed a lease for a 3100 square foot restaurant site for its food service training program on the northeast corner of University and Dale in Frogtown, St. Paul. The site is owned by Northeast Dale-University (NEDU) and managed by the Neighborhood Development Center (NDC). Johnson notes, "UGM values the partnership between our two agencies whose mission is to serve the community." Construction of the restaurant, named Café 180 to reflect the turnaround in the lives of UGM's clients, is scheduled to begin in May and will open to the public next fall.
Humphrey School alumni represent a web of professionals engaged in striving for the common good in our communities and around the world. Personal and professional notes are a way to share this news with the broader alumni network, and share in each other's successes. Updates are posted here several times a week and included in the monthly newsletter, News + Views. Click on the "Contact" tab to share your own news with us!
Did you recently take on a new position? Join a board? Publish a book? We'd like to hear about it! Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org u with any updates, and we'll post them here, and include them in the next edition of News + Views .
Contact Alumni Relations
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
University of Minnesota
301 19th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55455