• To Celebrate Women’s History Month, Hear from Two V3 Alum Inspiring Change By Loving Their Communities!


We thought we’d celebrate Women’s History Month by introducing you to two female, former V3 athletes who are doing big things in their professional lives. Tamia McLaughlin and Analyah Schlaeger dos Santos are today’s young leaders and tomorrow’s history makers, and they attribute their North Minneapolis upbringing and V3 mentorships as contributing factors to their

Let’s start with an idiom I’m sure you’ve heard before. “The best things come in small packages.” Meaning? Often things that have the most value are quite small. Put another way; the size of something does not always properly indicate its value. For example, can we convince you that a 25 yard, 5-lane pool might

Perhaps you’ve heard the old adage “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” This is especially true if we’re talking about a 70,000 square foot building where thousands of books were assembled for decades. The old Muscle Bound Bindery at Lyndale and Plymouth Avenue, the future home of the V3 Center, is currently a beehive

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. Castiglione delle Stiviere is a town in Italy, boasting a population of more than 23,000 people. It sits in the Northern Italy, in the Province of Mantua, some 4,653 miles from North Minneapolis. It’s where the first step of V3 Center’s pool takes place, under

V3 hosted a “Learn to Swim” event — featuring Olympic Gold Medalist Cullen Jones — for more than 150 children and adults, drawing attention to alarming drowning disparities and the lack of indoor, year-round, community accessible aquatic centers in North Minneapolis.  Press coverage: Fox 9 | Olympian helps bring swimming lessons to north Minneapolis He’s