Engaging around Health Equity: The Last 2013-2014 BCLI Issue Series

The 2013-2014 Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute (BCLI) Issue Series came to a close with our final Issue Series on Thursday, March 6, 2014. Over 30 community members gathered at the Rondo Library in Saint Paul to discuss Health Equity in the Twin Cities with our panelists Antonia Wilcoxon, Director of Community Relations at the…



Please join us at the Building the Field of Community Engagement: Engaged Learning Series

“Community Engagement Matters: Stories of Success” Mark your calendar! Wednesday, March 26th from 9:00am to 11:00am at First Lutheran Church, 463 Maria Avenue, St. Paul, MN (community building) Join the momentum generated at the Knight/Nexus Forum on Community Engagement by participating in the first of a series of conversations on critical issues related to community…


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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.


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