Our Mission

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.

With the renewal of the Russian war on Ukraine on February 24th, 2022, our volunteers dedicate their efforts to providing humanitarian aid to the people of Ukraine and raising awareness about Ukraine in Minnesota, the United State, and abroad. Through your generous donations, we fund a variety of projects to help the people of Ukraine and to support newly arriving Ukrainian refugees.

The UACC team and volunteers have been working tirelessly around the clock helping people in need.

We greatly appreciate the tremendous support from all of you!

About Us

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. Our efforts and activities include:

UACC 2021-22 Board

Paul Jablonsky  President

Maria Sheremeta Vice President
Stepan Vitvitsky  Treasurer
Paula Cayemberg  Secretary
Luda Anastazievsky
Dima Blyshchak
Bob Iwaskewycz
Sergiy Kalmuk
Oleksandr Komarenko
Julian Pishko
Olga Tymouch


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The UACC hosts Ukrainian cultural and youth programming. We welcome Ukrainians and their friends to

Not to be missed! "LEMON BUCKET ORKESTRA with DJ Monchy at The Cedar Cultural Center next FRIDAY, AUGUST 19, 2022 /Standing Doors: 7:00 PM CT / Show: 8:00 PM CTTickets: – $22 Advance, $25 Day of Show "Lemon Bucket Orkestra, a group of eleven members, is a “guerrilla-folk party-punk massive band.” LBO explores #Ukrainian folk music with sousaphone, marching bass drum, accordion, trumpet, saxophone, darbouka, guitar, violin, trombone, and group vocals. The group was named “charismatic…handsome and ambitious” ~The New York TimesVideo See MoreSee Less
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How young women are driving Ukraine’s civil society during rape – #stopwarrapeUKR projectWomen play a leading role in recovery, peace building, and conflict resolution. Therefore UN Women calls on the members of governments, representatives of diplomatic missions, international organizations, and the world community to:– Prioritize funding for women’s organizations so that they continue to work, as they provide vital support to their communities.– Ensure that young women are included in coordination mechanisms and decision-making processes so that their priorities are included in the humanitarian response effort and benefit from the humanitarian support provided.– Provide the necessary support to women so that they can adapt to the changing context and provide new services.– Ensure that the current differentiated needs of young women in Ukraine are taken into account and included in planning the next steps in responding to the impact of war on women and girls in Ukraine.#ukraine #StandWithUkraine #minnesota #minneapolis#minneapolisukrainiancenter See MoreSee Less
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Oleksiy Kustovsky artAn excerpt from the article "Scary links: Russia, al-Zawahiri and Ukraine’s destruction": "…Our (U.S.) post-9/11 war on terror cost $8 trillion and 22,000 casualties. Our aid to Ukraine, so far, is less than 1 percent of that, with no American casualties. Ukraine’s losses are staggering. One estimate placed Ukraine’s losses, in 2 ½ months, equal to America’s losses in Iraq and Afghanistan in over 20 years.Now, following renewed shelling of Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, Europe’s largest, Ukraine’s Energoatom nuclear agency reports the threat by Major General Valery Vasiliev. He’s in charge of Russia’s radiation, chemical and biological troops and has occupied the plant. “There will be either Russian land or a scorched desert. … As you know, we mined all the important objects of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant. And we do not hide this from the enemy. We warned them. The enemy knows that the plant will be either Russian or nobody’s. We are ready for the consequences of this step. And you, liberating soldiers, must understand that we have no other. And if there is the toughest order — we must fulfill it with honor!”The global catastrophe would make Chornobyl a petty event. Let that sink in. We remain bulletproof against reality. Russia is not simply a state sponsor of terrorism. It was and remains the quintessential terrorist state. After eight years, we’re still rolling out sanctions? We must match Ukraine’s will and share its purpose. Strategic aphasia won’t cut it."Read the full article here See MoreSee Less
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Thank you, CAPI USA for supporting our newly arriving Ukrainian families. Your help is greatly appreciated! 🇺🇦🙌🏻🇺🇸CAPI, in partnership with the Ukrainian American Community Center, will be hosting a food distribution for the new Ukrainian refugee community this Sunday, Aug. 7th from 1 pm – 3 pm. Want to help? Contact Chance Chapman at to volunteer your time, provide welcome, and distribute items.When: Sunday, Aug. 7thTime: 1 pm – 3 pmWhere: Ukrainian Cultural Center301 Main Street NE., Minneapolis See MoreSee Less
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