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Community-Driven Development: How are Communities of Color Defining and Leading Equitable Neighborhood Change?

On Thursday, December 4th, nearly 40 community members gathered at Goodwill Easter Seals for our second BCLI Issue Series of the season. Together we explored how to promote equitable community development without displacing residents and gentrifying neighborhoods in the Twin Cities. Building on the first Issue Series around organizing and engagement, we discussed the following…

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Nexus’ President & CEO Repa Mekha Plenary Remarks from Rail-Volution Sept 21-24

Good morning everyone. I am Repa Mekha, President & CEO of Nexus Community Partners, a Community Building Intermediary committed to BUILDING MORE ENGAGED AND POWERFUL COMMUNITIES. I’d like to welcome you to the Twin Cities region. I am excited, encouraged, and challenged by the work that our region has been engaged in, as well as…

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What we do

Strengthen Community Capacity

Foster the human, social and cultural capital in the communities we serve by supporting community engagement, asset and wealth building strategies.

Expand Collective Impact

Convene and coordinate strategic networks that work across sector, geography, culture or issue to address the systemic challenges and racial disparities facing our region.

Build the Field

Expand and influence the local and national dialogue about community building.

Stories

Community Engagement Team (CET)

The Community Engagement Team, part of the Corridors of Opportunity initiative, was formed to create a process for engaging and involving underrepresented communities in all aspects of planning, decision-making and implementation along our regions proposed transit-way corridors. In 2010, Nexus Community Partners, along with the Alliance for Metropolitan Stability and the Minnesota Center for Neighborhood Organizing, were invited to serve as the CET team. The team knew that if they wanted to accomplish their goals, they needed to create a strong partnership, so the three organizations spent time getting to know one other and building trust. This early work was critical and built a foundation upon which the partners were able to accomplish far more than they imagined.

After just two years,

The Community Engagement Team’s accomplishments include:
• Distributing $750,000 over two years to support 19 communi (continued)

The Team