Weigh in on the role of neighborhood organizations

A series of upcoming community dialogues about neighborhood organizations in Minneapolis will explore:

  • The services, opportunities and information neighborhood organizations should provide.
  • The characteristics of an effective neighborhood organization.
  • How neighborhood organizations can empower engagement.

Neighborhood organizations across the city are partnering with the Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission and the Neighborhood and Community Relations Department to host the series. Neighborhood organizations have also been partnering with community organizations such as the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the Native American Community Development Institute and the Abubakar As-Saddique Islamic Center.

The community dialogues are a first step in developing recommendations for the City Council on the future work of neighborhood organizations through a process of respectful and inclusive community engagement. Each meeting will feature small discussions in a café format with food, drinks and friendly dialogue with neighbors and other stakeholders.

Neighborhoods 2020 Cafés

Downtown neighborhoods
5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 25
Plymouth Congregational Church, 1900 Nicollet Ave. S.

North neighborhoods
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 29
Northwest corner of Penn and Lowry (outdoors under tent)

East neighborhoods
5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 3
NE Minneapolis Armory, 1025 Broadway St. NE

South neighborhoods
5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 4
Abubakar-As-Saddique Islamic Center, 2824 13th Ave. S.

Southwest neighborhoods
6 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 8
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, 4055 Nicollet Ave. S.

For more information and to register for the events, visit www.minneapolismn.gov/ncr/WCMSP-192856.

The City is committed to providing a rich, accessible and inclusionary experience. Onsite interpreters for Somali, Spanish and Hmong are available throughout the day.