Resources


Visit our YouTube page for additional video resources.

The Blue Line Coalition – Partnering to Fund Community Engagement: A video about the partnership between philanthropy and the Blue Line Coalition, a group of community organizations who came together in 2012 to advocate for community engagement in the planning process of the Blue Line light rail extension.

The Blue Line Coalition – Community Voices in Planning: A video of member experiences organizing community to impact transit development as part of the Blue Line Coalition, a group of community organizations who came together in 2012 to advocate for community engagement in the planning process of the Blue Line light rail extension.

Impacts of Community Engagement: A graphic and report describing the many, multi-level impacts of community engagement.

Community Engagement Assessment Tool: A tool to help you assess how you are employing community engagement in your work.

Evaluation and Community Engagement: Everyone is an Evaluator: A tool for incorporating community engagement in evaluation.

Stories of Impact: Casa de Esperanza: A case study describing how Casa has gone beyond a social service model to use community engagement as a prevention strategy that engages families in creating positive social change.

Stories of Impact: Nexus Community Partners: A case study describing how Nexus helped Urban Homeworks change the way it works to ensure that residents are more powerfully positioned as decision-makers in their communities.

Stories of Impact: Cultural Wellness Center: A case study showing how the CWC uses culture as a resource to engage parents in the education of their children in several St. Paul public schools.

Stories of Impact: Hope Community: A case study of Hope’s journey from a social service organization to a community engagement organization

Stories of Impact: Native American Community Development Institute: A case study showing how community engagement was used to wage and win a campaign to recognize Indigenous Peoples Day in Minneapolis.

Community at the Center: Building the Field of Community Engagement: A video about the Building the Field of Community Engagement initiative, which was the precursor to the Community Engagement Institute.

Impact Brief: Business Conversions to Worker Cooperatives: a 2017 report on the trends on business ownership, the labor market and the potential impact of converting businesses to worker cooperatives in the Twin Cities.

State of the East Side 2014: A presentation from a 2014 meeting of the East Side Funders Group, highlighting the economic landscape on the East Side of St. Paul for workers and communities

Strengthening Local Economies: A 2015 report on how using a Community Wealth Building framework could help to address deeply rooted racial and economic disparities and create opportunities for local and equitable ownership and control of wealth.

Nexus Community Partners Presents Community Wealth Building: A video about Nexus’ work promoting community wealth building principles and practices.

Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute – An Overview: A video overview of the Twin Cities Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute (BCLI), a seven-month leadership cohort program that trains, supports and helps place people of color and marginalized communities on publicly appointed boards and commissions.

Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute – Alumni Perspective: A video highlighting 2015-2016 Twin Cities BCLI Fellow Ron Harris’ experiences in the leadership program.