Ukrainian American Community Center is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization, whose mission is to promote, preserve and share Ukrainian heritage, traditions, history, and culture by bringing together Ukrainian Americans and the broader Twin Cities community.Through activities such as traditional folk dance, music and the arts we build community, instill ethnic pride, and contribute to the diverse culture of Minnesota.
The Ukrainian Center was founded in 1964 by Ukrainian immigrants who found a new life and homes in Northeast Minneapolis and formed a community and cultural center to call their own. It became a non-profit in 2009. Ukrainian cultural programming, youth activities, and sponsored events include:
- Cheremosh Ukrainian Folk Dance Ensemble
- Ukrainian-American Youth Association (CYM)
- Ukrainian choral and musical groups
- Ukrainian Heritage Festival (held on the third Sunday in September)
- International Holiday Festival
- Ukrainian Pysanka Festival & Easter Bazaar
- Sports programming & outings
- Ukrainian cultural and community events, and more!
2017-2018 Board of Directors
Julian Pishko President
Mykola Megits Vice President
Paul Jablonsky Treasurer
Paula Cayemberg Secretary