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Building a National Network of Regional Leaders: Replicating the Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute

Join Us for Our Upcoming Webinar: Building A National Network of Regional Leaders: Replicating the Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute Tuesday March 3, 2015| 11-12pm PST | 1-2 CST (Corrected Time) Presenters: Uma Viswanathan, Urban Habitat and Terri Thao, Nexus Community The Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute (BCLI) is a six-month fellowship that trains and places advocates…

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Community Engagement’s Inner Circle: Making Investments Where They Count

“Investing in relationships for authentic community engagement. Go ahead, Google it. “Community engagement” is there, and it’s attached to everything from sports teams to businesses to libraries to universities. With all those associations out there, it can be difficult to identify “authentic community engagement” and to understand its power and potential for meaningful and sustainable…

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Budgets Are Sexy! Using Budgets as a Racial Equity Tool

With sub-zero temperatures and an intense wind chill, a small group of community members heated up together on Thursday, February 12th at the Northeast Bank Community Room by digging into the spicy subject of… Budgets. And why, you may ask, is this topic so steamy? Because, as all four panelists agreed, budgets reflect values and…

NEXUS COMMUNITY PARTNERS

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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