Minneapolis inTouch Issue: 8
Table of Contents:
8. Local Government News
10. NCR/NCEC News
11. About NCR
Welcome to the eighth issue of the Minneapolis inTouch! Send any tips on events, activities or news you would like to share with others to Stacy Sorenson at email@example.com. Please include links to online content. Thanks!
This issue of Minneapolis inTouch can be viewed on the Neighborhood and Community Relations Department website. Past issues and community news are also available.
Disaster Loan Outreach Center open in north Minneapolis July 12-19
Residents, businesses, and property owners who were affected by the severe storms and tornado May 21-22 in north Minneapolis will be able to apply for recovery loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). On July 12, a Disaster Loan Outreach Center will open on the North Side to help residents and businesses apply for these low-interest loans, which can be used to cover damage to homes, buildings and personal property.
The Physical Disaster Loans are available to residents and businesses in the area affected by the tornado. Loans up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. Homeowners and renters are eligible for loans up to $40,000 to repair or replace damaged or destroyed personal property, such as clothing, furniture, cars or appliances. Businesses and private, nonprofit organizations are eligible for loans of up to $2 million. SBA also offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans to help small businesses meet working capital needs caused by the disaster, and this type of loan is available regardless of whether the business suffered any physical property damage.
A Disaster Loan Outreach Center will assist people in applying for loans and will also provide access to other housing and support services from the City and its partners. The center will open on Tuesday, July 12 at Lucy Laney School, 3333 Penn Ave. N. The hours are:
- Tuesday, July 12 - Friday, July 15 , 10:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
- Saturday, July 16, 9 a.m. – noon
- Monday, July 18 - Tuesday, July 19, 10:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
For people who cant make it to the Disaster Loan Outreach Center, you can also get loan applications over the phone or online. To get loan information over the phone, call the SBAs Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for people with speech or hearing disabilities), Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET or by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Loan applications can also be downloaded from www.sba.gov.
National Night Out – deadline to block off your street for free is Tuesday, July 19
National Night Out 2011 is coming up! Look forward to the 27 th Annual NNO to occur on Tuesday, August 2, 2011. National Night Out is an annual nationwide event that encourages residents to get out in the community, hold block parties and get to know their neighbors as a way to encourage crime prevention. It's a great way to promote community-police partnerships and enjoy a Minnesota summer evening surrounded by friends and family. If you want to block your street, you can do so for free through July 19. From July 20 through July 28, there is a $100 fee. After July 28 no applications for blocking off a street will be allowed.
- Learn more at: www.minneapolismn.gov/NNO
Emergency Home Loan Program - Application deadline is Friday, July 22
The Emergency Homeowners Loan Program (EHLP) offers a zero interest, forgivable loan to eligible homeowners. You must meet strict eligibility requirements, for example, you must be unemployed, underemployed, or have experienced a medical condition. Eligible homeowners are selected through a lottery. An EHLP loan will pay some back payments and fees and provide monthly assistance for your monthly first lien mortgage payments (including payments of principal, interest, taxes, and insurance, PITI). Assistance is available for up to 24 months or a maximum amount of $50,000. An EHLP loan is secured by a lien against your house and is forgivable over 5 years if you continue to meet the requirements of the program.
EHLP is a program of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act through the Department of Housing and Urban Development. In Minnesota, EHLP funds are being administered by the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency.
Time is of the essence! Apply between July 5 & July 22
- Learn more at: ehlpminnesota.com or call toll free (866) 462-6466
Corridors of Opportunity Outreach and Engagement Grants – Application deadline is 4 p.m. on Monday, August 15
The Community Engagement Team is now accepting applications for outreach and engagement grants. The Community Engagement Team is made up of Nexus Community Partners, Minnesota Center for Neighborhood Organizing, and the Alliance for Metropolitan Stability. Team members were chosen by the Corridors of Opportunity Policy Board because of the unique roles each plays in the Twin Cities region.
The Corridors of Opportunity Outreach and Engagement grants are intended to support innovative and effective placed-based initiatives that engage and involve underrepresented and marginalized communities (low-income, communities of color, immigrant communities, persons with disabilities) in participation, decision-making, and leadership roles around transit corridor planning and implementation. This funding does not replace existing efforts, but is intended to supplement them with increased community capacity. We estimate that we will make 8 – 10 grants of an average of $30,000 in this first round of grant funding. Community organization(s) applying for an Outreach and Engagement Grant must include a resident driven organization or initiative serving a geographic or cultural community and, be a registered 501(c)(3) or have a partnering 501(c)(3) fiscal agent, and target transit corridor related development opportunities.
- Learn more at: engagetc.org/grants
Rose Fest 2011 on Saturday, July 16
Mark you calendar for the East Harriet Rosefest. This event is from 12 - 6 p.m. at Lyndale Farmstead Park, 39th and Bryant Ave. S., and features live music, rides and games, great food, a classic auto show extravaganza and "shop local" booths with area businesses.
- Learn more at: http://www.eastharriet.org/rosefest.html
Lee Family Commemorative Event on Saturday, July 16
In July 1931, Arthur and Edith Lee and their daughter Mary moved into their new house at 4600 Columbus Ave. The Lees were the first African-American family to move into the Field neighborhood. Immediately, the family was pressured to sell the house and leave the neighborhood. After they stood their ground, hundreds and then thousands of white people came and yelled, threw rocks, and threatened the Lees. The Lees refused to sell.
Eighty years later, the Field Regina Northrop Neighborhood Group will be honoring the Lee family, their friends, and their attorney, Lena Smith, whose courage inspires us. The recounting of the Lee family experience will at 6:45 p.m. with a procession from Field Community School down E. 46th St., a memorial dedication at the Lee family home, and continuing to McRae Park’s open fields where the telling of their story will end. Come walk 46th Street, hear the story, see the house, and pledge to unite in peace with all our neighbors.
- Learn more at: Lee Family Commemorative Facebook page
Bryn Mawr Ice Cream Scoop-Off on Tuesday, July 19
Come to the Bryn Mawr Ice Cream Scoop-Off! There will be ice cream, beverages, games and live music. This event will be held from 6 8 p.m. in front of 420 Cedar Lake Road.
- Learn more at: www.bmna.org
Prospect Park Community Concert on Tuesday, July 19
Join Prospect Park residents for a performance by The St. Paul Postal Band. This band has been entertaining the Twin Cities for 60 + years with a wide range of classic band music, from marches and polkas, to jazz and show-tunes. An all-volunteer band of between 25-30 members, the band is comprised of current and retired postal workers, their friends, family, and others from the community. The Summer Free Outdoor Concerts are held at the Pratt Outdoor Amphitheater at the corner of Malcolm Ave SE and Sidney Ave SE at 7:30 p.m., rain or shine.
- Learn more at: Prospect Park Community Concert events (pdf)
Aquatennial Pre-Parade and Family Fun Party on Wednesday, July 20
If youre planning on attending the Aquatennial Torchlight Parade, be sure to come early for the pre-parade party in Loring Park. This event runs from 5 –7:30 p.m., and will include games, face painting, food and music. This party is sponsored by the Citizens for a Loring Park Community (CLPC), the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, and several others.
- Learn more at: 612-874-9002
River Gorge Ice Cream Social on Thursday, July 21
Dont miss this favorite annual event along the Mississippi River! Take a tour of the rare oak savanna and prairie at the Giggly Hills. Get a free map of the river gorge and learn about the Gorge Stewards, a program of Friends of the Mississippi River. This event will be held at 36th St. & West River Parkway from 6 – 8 p.m.
- Learn more at by contacting Joanna at 612-722-4529.
Kingfield Ice Cream Social / Martin Luther King Park Summer Festival on Thursday, July 21
Join friends and neighbors from 6 8 p.m. for the annual Ice Cream Social and Summer Festival at Dr. Martin Luther King Park, 4055 Nicollet Ave. S. Enjoy music by Kidsdance, face painting, hair spraying, and a moon walk for the kids, art with the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and Leonardo's Basement, a MPRB environmentalist, root beer floats, sundaes, and grilled hotdogs. Come celebrate summer at your local park!
- Learn more by contacting Kingfield Neighborhood Association at 612-823-5980.
Midtown Phillips Festival on Saturday, July 23
All are invited to enjoy music, food and community at the summertime "Midtown Phillips Festival" at Stewart Park, 2700 12th Ave. S. , from 1 to 8 p.m. The Midtown Phillips Neighborhood Association is sponsoring this event as part of the City’s annual Aquatennial Celebration, celebrating our famous lakes, rivers and streams.
5 th Annual Tour de Camden on Saturday, July 23
Ride with neighbors from the Shingle Creek and Lind-Bohanon Neighborhood Association s for a "Tour de Camden" bike ride. The "Tour de Camden" is designed for all ages and is not intended to be a race but rather it is a fun leisurely bike tour through all seven neighborhoods in Camden. The ride begins at 9 a.m. at Creekview Park, 5001 Humboldt Ave. N. Refreshments will be served at the end of the "Tour".
- Learn more by contacting SCNA at 763-561-1616.
Longfellow Watershed Friendly Yard Tour on Sunday, July 24
Start the tour at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2730 E. 31st St. , and visit their new Rainwater Discovery Courtyard. Then enjoy a self-guided tour of beautiful urban yards featuring native plants and rain gardens throughout Longfellow. Gardeners will be on hand to answer questions and LCC will have free information about gardening with native plants. The tour makes a nice bike ride. Maps will be available on the LCC website the week before the tour. The tour will run from 3 – 6 p.m.
- Learn more by contacting Hillary Oppmann 612-724-8110.
HPDL Picnic in the Park on Thursday, July 28
Picnic in the Park celebrates its 20th anniversary with food and fun for all ages. This years event has an expanded roster of activities designed to attract a broad range of residents, for both adults as well as kids. This event will be held from 5:30 8:30 p.m. at Pearl Park, 414 E. Diamond Lake Rd.
- Learn more at: hpdl.org
Theater in the Park on Thursday, July 28
The Whittier Alliance and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board invite you to Theater in the Park, featuring Just Add Water - Improve troupe with audience participation. This event is free and open to the public. Bring your blanket or lawn chair and enjoy an open-air performance in our fair parks. The show will be begin at 7 p.m. at Washburn Fair Oaks Park, 200 24th St. E.
- Learn more at: www.whittieralliance.org
B.L.E.N.D. Award nominations due by Friday, July 29
The B.L.E.N.D. Award encourages and rewards builders, architects, and home owners to blend newly remodeled or constructed homes and businesses into the fabric of Minneapolis neighborhoods. A jury of industry professionals and neighborhood residents will select projects for recognition. Submission deadline is July 29; an awards ceremony and celebration will be held on September 15. This award is sponsored by the Fulton Neighborhood Association , in partnership with other Minneapolis neighborhoods.
- Learn more at: blendaward.org
Red Hot Festival of the Arts on Saturday July 30 and Sunday, July 31
The city’s premier grass roots arts festival, Red Hot Art is a weekend long event that serves as a showcase for emerging Twin Cities artists, offering them and arts enthusiasts alike a great opportunity to create flourishing relationships through support and networking. Red Hot provides an ideal opportunity for artists of all mediums to showcase their work, and brings together 3,500 community participants. This year the festival will host up to 100 booths dedicated to visual artists, 28 musical acts to play on two stages, food from local vendors, and many local community organizations providing hands-on activities for visitors of all ages.
The event, free and open to the public, also provides a way to reclaim the park for neighborhood residents and local families. Our mission is to celebrate the artistic diversity and urban vibrancy of Minneapolis in the historic Stevens Square-Loring Heights neighborhood. Red Hot Art is presented by the Stevens Square Community Organization (SSCO), one of the longest running community organizations in the city. Red Hot Art will be held at Stevens Square Park, 1801 Stevens Ave. S. Hours are 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday.
- Learn more at: redhotart.org/about
36 th and Bryant Mural Unveiling on Saturday, July 30
Aldrich Arts Collaborative, in partnership with CARAG , is installing a mural on the wall outside of Glenn's Barber Shop at 36th St. and Bryant Ave. S. Volunteers prepped the wall on Saturday, July 9. Join them from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. for the big unveiling!
- Learn more at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/carag/sets/72157627161709500/
- In the past year, movements and revolutions have erupted in Northern Africa and the Middle East to peacefully challenge terrorism, violence, and dictatorial politics. What has ignited from these events are conversations, debates, and a sort of excitement about the liberation potential of people living under oppressive conditions. The International Oromo Youth Association (IOYA), plans to provide at the 2011 Oromo Youth Leadership Conference (OYLC) a platform upon which Oromo youth in the Diaspora can learn about, discuss, and relate these recent events to what the Oromo people are facing and what potential the Oromo youth have. This event will be held on the University of Minnesota’s Twin Cities Campus. Space is limited.
- Learn more and register at: http://opride.com/oromsis/oromo/953-oylc-2011.html
Conference to help children recover from tornado trauma on Saturday, July 16
The winds of the recent tornado may have passed, but the trauma hasntespecially for our communitys children. If your kids are still experiencing trauma from the recent tornado, help and healing are on the way. Join Kwanzaa Community Church and a host of community partners for an all-day conference called, "Tornadoes, Tears and Trauma: A conference on recovery, resilience and restoration". The conference will feature presentations by childhood trauma experts, including Dr. Bravada Akinsanya and will also feature breakout sessions with small group discussions. Youll hear how to recognize signs and symptoms of childhood trauma and the best ways to help our kids move through it. The conference will be held at from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30pm. at the University of Minnesota UROC Center, 2001 Plymouth Ave. N., and at the Minneapolis Urban League, 2100 Plymouth Ave. N.
Happy Hour with a Preservationist – Folwell Neighborhood Tour on Tuesday, July 19
Spend your Happy Hour with a preservationist! This months Happy Hour features a tour of north Minneapoliss Folwell neighborhood. Neighborhoods in north Minneapolis are filled with well-built, single-family homes in a wide range of architectural styles. The devastation wreaked by the May 22 tornado is only the latest challenge to face these vibrant and diverse neighborhoods. The tour will visit the Folwell neighborhood, learn about its history, and look at some of the building stock, which include a variety of Tudor Revival and Prairie Style homes. This free tour will be led by Bev Fiman, Margo Ashmore, and Bob Roscoe. Group size is limited to 50 people, so RSVP by Friday, July 15 to email@example.com and put "July HHWAP" in the subject line. The tour meets at corner of Folwell Park, Knox Ave. N. and 36th Ave. N., and will run from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
- Learn more at: http://www.preserveminneapolis.org/events.php
Introduction to Hmong, Latino and Somali Cultures on Wednesday, July 20
Join Neighborhood House for an all-day presentation focused on Minnesotas three largest immigrant populations: Hmong, Latino and Somali. Learn about their unique journeys from homeland to new home here in Minnesota and how their rich cultural histories impact their new life experiences. Discuss gender roles, religious beliefs, traditions and rituals, plus understand attitudes toward education and employment during this comprehensive overview. $130 per person. Register online. This presentation will be held from 8:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m. at Neighborhood House, 179 Robie St. E., St. Paul .
- Learn more at: http://www.neighb.org/onsite_workshops.aspx
The Future of Nicollet Mall Poetry Contest – submissions due by Friday, July 22
The Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District (DID) is starting to dream about the future of the Nicollet Mall. We are pouring concrete on three block faces for an interim period while we turn to envisioning the future of our community’s Main Street. Anticipation of change can be exciting, and DID wants to engage everyone in our community, young and old alike, to start thinking about what the Nicollet Mall could be. What could the future hold for our region’s Main Street? What importance does this area hold for you? Key words that embody the spirit of the Nicollet Mall will be featured in the new gardens at the North end of the Mall. Use your vision for the Nicollet Mall as your theme, and write an original poem that include one or more of these key words: Change; Vision; Vibrant; Community; Future; Gather; Commerce. Poems must be in English, feature the theme, and include one or more of the key words. There are five competition categories – Adults, Seniors (65+) and Youth Grades pre-K-2, 3-8 and 9-12. There is no fee to enter.
West African Cultural and Family Day on Saturday, July 23
The Center for Families presents the Fourth Annual West African Cultural and Family Day. The event features cultural performances, displays of cultural artifacts, story telling, food displays, a soccer match, and will be held from 12 8 p.m. at the Center for Families, 3333 N. 4th St.
- Learn more: Contact Edmund Ocansey at 612-276-1527
Financial Management Network on Wednesday, July 27
Nonprofits thrive when they have healthy professional networks. Join us for the Financial Management Network on the 4th Wednesday of every month. The gatherings are free, and open to anyone with an interest in the topic at hand. RSVP is not required. Just bring your lunch, your business cards, and your ideas. This months topic is Preparing Grant Budgets. This event will be held from Noon 1:00 p.m. in the Nonprofits Assistance Fund Conference Room, 2801 21st Ave S.
Neighborhood Volunteer Training begins on Wednesday, July 27
The Minnesota Center for Neighborhood Organizing is offering in-depth training for neighborhood volunteers. This training is designed to help volunteers learn organizing fundamentals and apply them effectively to their community groups. The training combines comprehensive coverage of organizing basics, trainings individually tailored to the individual needs of each volunteer and group, long-term follow-through, and group support from fellow neighborhood volunteers. The training will take place once a week on Wednesdays for five weeks. The first session will be at 7 p.m. at St. Olaf Church, 2901 Emerson Ave. N.
- Learn more: Contact Jay Clark at 612-625-2513
Introduction to American Indian Culture on Thursday, July 28
Review United States history from an American Indian perspective and uncover political, traditional and spiritual values of the American Indian nations. Gain a cultural understanding for some of the unique challenges facing American Indians, including balancing tensions between tribal traditions and assimilation into popular American culture while connecting to American Indians despite the fragmentation of tribal nations. $50 per person. Register online. This presentation will be held from 9 11 a.m. at Neighborhood House, 179 Robie St. E., St. Paul.
- Learn more at: http://www.neighb.org/onsite_workshops.aspx
Northside Music and Arts Festival on Thursday, July 28
The Minnesota Sinfonia proudly presents the Northside Music and Arts Festival. Over fifty neighborhood children will join the Sinfonia to dance and narrate a performance of Peter and the Wolf. Other activities will include performances by vocalists from the Sounds of Blackness, the Unlimited Next Drill and Dance Performing Arts and displays of works by local artists. This free festival will begin at 5 p.m. at North Commons Park, 1801 James Ave. N.
- Learn more at: http://www.pr.com/press-release/330760
Midtown Global Jazz Festival on Saturday, July 30
The 2011 marks the fifth anniversary of the Midtown Exchange. Many have called the Midtown Exchange a project "that demonstrates the potential of civic leadership, comprehensive community development, and public-private partnerships." Since opening, the neighborhood has witnessed a dramatic decrease in crime and a renaissance in new small businesses. The Midtown Exchange has also assisted in repositioning the Midtown Corridor as a fun, hip and cultural destination to shop and dine. The Midtown Global Jazz Festival will cap off a host of anniversary activities in a free, community-based celebration. This festival will be held from noon 8 p.m. at the Midtown Global Market, 920 E. Lake St.
ü Learn more at: http://midtownglobalmarket.com/jazz/
FLOW Northside Arts Crawl on Saturday, July 30
Since 2006, FLOW has become the premier art event in North Minneapolis. This free, family event is a unique collaboration between the business and arts communities that showcases artists of all ages from the North Minneapolis community. FLOW is a self-guided art tour featuring visual and performing artists showing at businesses, studios and organizations along West Broadway between Emerson and Penn. Now more than ever, we need the community to come back to North Minneapolis. FLOW down West Broadway for our Annual Celebration of hundreds of unique Northside Artists. Come to look, listen, make, taste, move and buy Northside! This event will be held from 3 – 8 p.m.
- Learn more at: http://flownorthside.org/
Minneapolis Aquatennial runs Friday, July 15 – Saturday, July 23
The Minneapolis Aquatennial Festival is the official civic celebration of the City of Minneapolis. Entering its 72nd year, Minneapolis residents, workers, and tourists have come to love and appreciate all that the City of Minneapolis has to offer during the Aquatennial Festival. The celebration kicks off on Friday, July 15th with the Aquatennial Block Party on Nicollet Mall between 3rd and 4th Streets, and culminates on Saturday, July 23rd with Target Fireworks and pre-fireworks festivities along West River Parkway, between Portland Avenue and the 3rd Avenue Bridge. Other flagship events include the Star Tribune Beach Bash featuring the Xcel Energy Sandcastle Competition and Aladdin Milk Carton Boat Races on Sunday, July 17th, and the CenterPoint Energy Torchlight Parade on Wednesday, July 20th.
Learn more at: http://www.aquatennial.com/
Minneapolis Sister Cities Celebration on Sunday, July 17
Minneapoliss Fourth Annual Sister Cities Day will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. at Nicollet Island Pavilion, 400 Power St., to celebrate the City of Minneapolis’s ten official international sister city relationships. This family event and ice cream social is sponsored by the Meet Minneapolis Global Partnership Program and is free and open to the public.
Minneapolis Riverfront Development Initiative public meetings on Tuesday, July 19, Thursday, July 28, and Thursday, August 4,
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board advanced to a second phase of community engagement for the Minneapolis Riverfront Development Initiative (MR|DI). The MR|DI is a six-month refinement of RiverFIRST, a vision for new parks along the North and Northeast sides of the Mississippi from the Stone Arch Bridge to the city’s northern limits. Community members are invited to give input on which ideas and projects proposed in RiverFIRST are most important via three public meetings:
A community input survey is also available online now through August 9. Printed surveys are available at Minneapolis Parks headquarters at 2117 West River Road, all 47 recreation centers, and are being distributed by MR|DI Ambassadors at community events.
- Learn more at: http://minneapolisriverfrontdevelopmentinitiative.com
Hennepin County offers foreclosure workshop on Thursday, July 21
What happens during foreclosure? What do homeowners need to know? What rights do homeowners and renters have? What assistance is available? These and other questions will be answered at a series of free mortgage foreclosure information workshops offered by the Minnesota Home Ownership Center in collaboration with Hennepin County Taxpayer Services and the Hennepin County Library. The workshops are for homeowners who are worried about making upcoming mortgage payments, are already behind on payments, or just want to learn more about foreclosure. The workshops also are for renters whose landlords may be facing foreclosure. Participants can ask questions and get free, confidential advice from foreclosure counselors. This workshop will be held from 6:30 - 8 p.m. at Nokomis Library, 5100 34th Ave. S. Additional workshops will be held in early August.
- Learn more at: http://tinyurl.com/3cxwngb
Hennepin County Hazardous Waste Collection Event Thursday, July 21 - Saturday, July 23
Hennepin County organizes collection events throughout the year to give residents more convenient, local disposal options for their household hazardous wastes. The next event will be held from 9 a.m. 4 p.m. Dunwoody College of Technology, 818 Dunwoody Blvd.
- Learn more at: www.hennepin.us/collectionevents
Minneapolis Animal Care & Control Volunteer Information Session on Thursday, August 4
Minneapolis Animal Care & Control is now accepting applications for volunteers to help walk dogs, cuddle cats, or be part of the PAW PATROL. The next information session will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Animal Shelter, 212 17th Ave. N. Space is limited, so you must pre-register to attend this session.
- Learn more at: Animal Care & Control
Pollinator Party: A Celebration of Bees on Thursday, July 28
Bees play a keystone role in the productivity of American agriculture through the pollination of fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds. You can help bees by learning more about the flowers you can plant to keep bees healthy and on their own six feet. The event offers a chance to learn about honey bees and their importance to our lives, bee-friendly native plants and urban beekeeping. Observe live honey bees and meet this years American Honey Queen, Teresa Bryson and enjoy educational games and live music by Quaking Bogge. Spend the evening of Thursday, July 28th celebrating the life and work of bees at Lake Harriets Lyndale Park Gardens, 1300 42nd St. W. This event runs from 5 – 8 p.m.
- Learn more about the Pollinator Party.
"Picture Yourself in a Park" contest submissions due September 5
The Picture A Park photo contest has returned for its second year. The contest, sponsored by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB), People for Parks (PFP) and National Camera, is designed to highlight the life and times in Minneapolis parks year round. So, next time you're sailing Lake Calhoun, riding your bike around the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway, twirling on ice skates or simply playing in a neighborhood park with friends, bring a camera! Entries can depict people, activities, nature and places in the Minneapolis parks system from any time of the year. Prizes will be awarded to contest winners.
- Learn more about Picture Yourself in a Park.
Lyndale Neighborhood Association (LNA) seeks ESL Teacher
The Lyndale Neighborhood Association is currently seeking an energetic person who is well organized and an excellent teacher committed to building a strong community to be LNA’s ESL Teacher. This is a new position and a new program for the organization. The ESL Teacher will play an important role in supporting LNA’s work to create a safe, vibrant, sustainable community. The primary responsibilities for this position are to provide leadership and instruction for LNA’s new ESL Program. This is a part-time, non-exempt position that does not qualify for benefits and may require some evening and weekend work. Application review will begin on Monday, July 18. The position will be open until filled.
- Learn more at: www.lyndale.org
Minnesota Campaign for Achievement Now (MinnCAN) seeks Public Affairs Manager
Those who insist that we cannot solve America’s education problems without first solving poverty have it exactly backwards: we will never solve poverty until we guarantee a great education for all our children. MinnCAN has an energetic "we won’t fail" culture and a national-caliber team working on state-level problems. As a key member of the three-person in-state team, the ideal candidate will possess boundless energy and a great sense of humor, be extraordinarily driven and entrepreneurial, and be absolutely dedicated to ending poverty by reforming public education. This position reports directly to MinnCAN’s executive director and is supported extensively by the 50CAN national communications team.
- Learn more at: www.minncan.org/aboutus/jobs
NCEC Meeting on Tuesday, July 26 at Fourth Precinct, Community Room
Regular meetings of the NCEC are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month, from 5 - 7 p.m. The July meeting is located at the Fourth Precinct in the Community Room, 1925 Plymouth Ave. N.
- Learn more at the NCEC website
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Published Jul. 18, 2011