Nexus Community Partners seeks a full time Program Manager

PROGRAM MANAGER Building the Field of Community Engagement: Community Engagement Institute Nexus Community Partners is a community-building intermediary whose mission is to “build more engaged and powerful communities of color by supporting community-building initiatives and foster social and human capital.” Nexus Community Partners seeks a full time Program Manager (40 hours a week, includes benefits)…



Building the Equity Movement from the Inside: Boards & Commissions Leadership Institute Announces its Third Cohort!

Nexus Community Partners is thrilled to announce the selection of 15 fellows for the 2015-2016 Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute (BCLI). The BCLI is a seven-month leadership program designed to identify, train, and support placement of dynamic leaders of color and underrepresented communities onto publicly appointed boards and commissions in the Twin Cities. BCLI fellows…



The Twin Cities Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute: Using Board and Commission Appointments to Advance Racial Equity

“Boards and commissions are important bodies for impacting communities at the regional and local levels. They are instrumental in shaping key policy decisions, as well as designing and providing input on administration of city services. A unique partnership between the City of Minneapolis and Nexus Community Partners works to improve racial equity in board and…


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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