The Community Updates Page (The CUP)

Below are some resources pooled together for current and former BCLI fellows.

This is a list of job opportunities, trainings and events forwarded to Nexus by our partners. 

Posted 7/12/2017

What will it take for nonprofit leadership in the Twin Cities to reflect the racial demographics it serves?

On Tuesday, August 1st, join the movement as an emerging leader to discuss how to reduce the racial disparities in the Twin Cities nonprofit talent pipeline, as well as advance your own influence in the sector. Together we can create a more just and equitable society and the diverse leadership to sustain it! Hosted by Public Allies Twin Cities* and the Young Nonprofit Professional Network, this event is inspired by the Building Movement Project study of the same name, “Race to Lead.”

1 – 4 pm Workshop : Race to Lead, Changing the Face of Nonprofit Leadership

Radisson Blu Downtown Minneapolis

4 – 6 pm Happy Hour: Intentional Networking and Relationship Building

FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar

Free appetizers provided courtesy of Public Allies Twin Cities


To register and for information on a free parking option please click HERE.


We hope to see you Tuesday, August 1st for this robust conversation!!!


* Public Allies Twin Cities is a program of Pillsbury United Communities

Posted 7/10/2017

Jobs at CAPI via the link here


Posted 6/28/2017

Prepare + Prosper (P+P) is hiring for three positions due to some recent restructuring. Please take a look and share with your networks to help us find great candidates for the three roles! All the positions can be found on P+P’s website: The deadline to apply is Monday, July 17.  


Tax Services Coordinator – Supports customers on tax issues, provides general taxpayer education, and works with the department team to provide training and support for seasonal staff and volunteers.


Financial Services Coordinator – Supports customers on financial services issues, provides general education on financial products, and works with the department team to provide training and support for seasonal staff and volunteers.


Outreach CoordinatorRepresents P+P at community events and carries out the organization’s outreach strategy to build awareness and utilization of its services, programs, and initiatives as well as its statewide Claim it! campaign.


If you have questions about the tax services or financial services coordinator positions, contact Katy Schultz and if you have questions about the outreach coordinator position, contact Taylor Putz.


Posted 6/27/2017



MSP Mingle

Wednesday, July 26

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Securian Financial Group

400 North Robert Street, Saint Paul, MN 55101




MSP Mingle is brought to you by

Join us at July’s MSP Mingle event sponsored by Make It. MSP. and Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce at Securian Financial Group on Wednesday, July 26 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Open bar with beer and wine available.


MSP Mingle is a chance for you to socialize with professionals of color while enjoying food, drink and music! We hope you are able to attend to continue building your network in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul region. Please invite coworkers, friends and family to join you at MSP Mingle!


“Pizza with Professionals and Career Conversations”

College Access wanted to send you the following message regarding the sign up “Pizza with Professionals and Career Conversations”:

Hey all, my name is Mike Herndon, I am the College Access Specialist here at Neighborhood House and I’ll be taking lead on the Pizza with Professionals and Career Conversation events. I look forward to working with and meeting all of you!

Thanks for your time!



View the Sign Up


Posted 6/23/2017

Minnesota Housing Jobs

Current Opportunities

Minnesota Housing is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunities Employer.
See our Affirmative Action Plan.

HECUA is hiring two program representatives!


We’re looking for two enthusiastic, outgoing ambassadors for our innovative programs here and abroad. If this is you, please submit your resume and cover letter to by July 11th. The full position description can be found below, and at our website, here. Please share widely!


– Program Representative Position Description –


Program Representative (PR)
 Employee Status:
1.0 FTE
Recruitment and Student  Services
 FLSA Status:
 Reports To:
Director of Enrollment &  Institutional Relations
 Last Revised:
June 2017


HECUA seeks to hire TWO highly motivated, enthusiastic, and organized Program Representatives who will join the Recruitment and Student Services team to promote HECUA’s innovative off-campus study programs. The primary purpose of a Program Representative is to represent HECUA on member campuses through recruitment efforts and relationship building with campus contacts.


The primary purpose of Program Representative (PR) position is to recruit students to participate in HECUA’s off-campus study programs. The PR is responsible for leading recruitment efforts on the HECUA-member campuses that they are assigned. The PR must organize, carry out, and annually review recruitment plans for these schools, work to achieve enrollment goals as outlined by the organization, and strengthen general campus relations. All recruitment plans will demonstrate program-specific objectives and will be monitored throughout the academic year. Recruitment activities include but are not limited to study-abroad fairs, class visits, information sessions, student-group events, faculty lunches, etc. In such activities the PR will work collaboratively with HECUA board members, study abroad/off-campus study administrators, various academic departments and teaching faculty, student alumni, and HECUA colleagues. To ensure successful performance, PRs must also be self-directed in acquiring and sharing knowledge about program curriculum and schedules, program happenings, internship possibilities, the history of international regions and sites, and general admission procedures.

This position will be based in HECUA’s central office located in St. Paul, Minnesota, but may include some travel. At least one of the positions will include seasonal travel throughout the Midwest. Other travel may be requested/required.


1. Student Recruitment
To strategically and efficiently increase student interest in HECUA off-campus study programs, using a variety of communication vehicles and methods.  Working within the realm of assigned member campuses, PRs must recruit prospective students and convert interest into applications to achieve semester and annual enrollment goals for all programs.


  • Generate and respond to student inquiries and/or expressed student interest within 48 hours of initial contact using database (Salesforce)
  • Coordinate and participate in general campus visits, class presentations, program info sessions, and off-campus study fairs hosted by member institutions
  • Collaborate with faculty and staff on campuses to achieve inroads with students
  • Manage and support alumni representatives on assigned campuses
  • Arrange recruitment schedules and host international program directors on campuses annually
  • Assist students through application process- process and pass complete applications to student services

2.  Campus Relations  
To build, strengthen, and expand relationships with campus representatives and others at member schools in order to better serve their institutions and meet HECUA’s enrollment goals.


  • Encourage and support recruitment efforts made by HECUA campus board members and off-campus-study professionals on campus
  • Sustain ongoing communications with faculty and staff advising networks
  • Expand the network of faculty and staff who understand and identify with HECUA, and persuade supporters to advise students to participate in HECUA programs
  • Track campus-specific application deadlines and other relevant information from individual campus calendars
  • Assist with involving and connecting campus faculty to HECUA programs

3. Program Knowledge
To build and maintain a detailed knowledge of HECUA’s student programs.  Such knowledge is critical to persuasive recruiting and to matching students with their most appropriate options.


  • Know HECUA and campus-specific eligibility policies
  • Stay up to date on program content and available internships
  • Be familiar with the history of HECUA’s programs and the history and politics of the program sites
  • Stay apprised of safety issues and current events at HECUA’s international program sites
  • Visit HECUA’s domestic programs once a semester for observation, participation, and/or information-gathering
  • Visit HECUA’s international programs if requested

4. Other
To contribute to the positive HECUA work environment by assisting in the following:

  • Provide regular and informative communication with Recruitment, Marketing, and Student Services team members and general student services support to achieve team goals  (e.g. assist with student orientations or review marketing materials)
  • Update Recruitment & Student Services Handbook for department when new policies and/or procedures are formed
  • Continue to seek new methods and self-development techniques to hone recruitment craft (i.e. public speaking, database skills, etc.)
  • Assist with general office operations as needed
  • Serve on HECUA committees and task forces as needed


Required: B.A., strong written and oral communication skills, ability to work respectfully and effectively with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds, excellent organizational skills, ability to work efficiently, ability to work independently, attention to detail, experience with sales and/or recruitment, outgoing and dynamic, and vehicle for travel.

Preferred: Familiarity with HECUA, familiarity with off-campus study, database experience (Salesforce preferred), CMS experience (WordPress preferred), commitment to experiential and community-based learning and social justice issues.

HECUA is an equal-opportunity employer.  People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Terms: This is a permanent, full-time position. The starting salary ranges from $29,000 to $32,000, depending on experience. HECUA offers competitive health benefits, life and disability insurance, paid time off, and a 403(b) retirement plan. The anticipated start date for the position is August 7, 2017.

To Apply: Application deadline is 5:00pm CST Tuesday, July 11th, 2017. Interested candidates should email a PDF cover letter  and résumé to: Please include “Program Representative” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity

We currently have four openings in various roles at Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity. Please share with your networks and connections to help us find great candidates for these roles! All positions can be found here:


  • Designer 1 – New Construction (Homebuilding Team)
    • The Designer oversees production of plans for all new construction work; designing and developing site-specific plans and construction documents through all parts of the planning process; from preliminary design to bid process through the construction set to project completion.
  • Project Funding Manager (Homebuilding Team)
    • The Project funding Manager (PFM) is an organized, mission-minded individual enthusiastic about securing project financing to help obtain sustainable investments to further the TCHFH mission.
  • Leadership Giving Officer (Fundraising & Resource Development Team)
    • The Leadership Giving Officer manages a portfolio of 150+ leadership giving level donors and prospects through prospect identification, qualification, strategy, development, cultivation, solicitation, acknowledgement and stewardship.
  • HR Generalist (Human Resources team)
    • The HR Generalist is responsible for the oversight of many key operational process, including organizational hiring and staffing procedures, benefits and compliance oversight, vendor management, new hire experience, and policy development.  The HR Generalist shares in accomplishing the overall goals of the HR department, including embracing the important philosophy of cultivating equity in all that we do.


Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity is a growing, entrepreneurial nonprofit focused on the mission of eliminating poverty housing from the Twin Cities and to make decent, affordable shelter for all people a matter of conscience. Our vision is one where the Twin Cities region is a place where families can own homes in healthy neighborhoods with access to jobs, transportation, and quality schools. We offer a competitive benefit package.


Thank you for your help in sharing the word about our openings and opportunities!



Cristen Incitti
Senior Director, Program & Services
tel/fax 612-305-7161 CELL 414-736-7699

Everyone deserves a safe, stable, affordable place to live. Get involved today!


Posted 6/20/2017

All About Policy

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Posted 6/19/2017

CAPI is hiring canvassers for this year’s civic engagement. It is a 5 month contract, $13/hr position, bi-lingual in Asian languages is strongly preferred. Please pass it onto your networks. Thanks!

See the description Here: Canvasser. CAPI 2017


Posted 6/19/2017


Info Updated: Registration links are provided below. 

You are Invited to Attend a Small Developers 101 Training Course

Are you an Emerging Real Estate Developer in Minneapolis?

The City of Minneapolis is hosting a Small Developers 101 Training to promote the development of women and minority-owned real estate developers. This introductory course will provide participants with basic tools used to consider a real estate development project. The course’s main goals are:

  • To build capacity and diversify the pool of real estate developers in Minneapolis.
  • To educate new and inexperienced small developers in risk management and the real estate development process.
  • To educate decision makers, community partners and City staff on the importance of developer capacity/experience in the evaluation of development proposals.

Click here to see the course curriculum.


Selected participants will attend 4 sessions:

  • Sat 7/8 8am-10:45am
  • Tue 7/11 6pm-8:45pm
  • Sat 7/15 8am-11:00am
  • Tue 7/18 6pm-8:45pm


City of Minneapolis Innovation Center, 105 5th Ave S, #150, Minneapolis, MN 55401


  • Businesses, neighborhood groups, nonprofits, and individuals with a specific real estate project located (or to be located) in Minneapolis.
  • Complete the registration form and commit to attend all 4 sessions.
  • Ideal participant will have prior experience in construction, real estate or development.


  • The training is limited to 35 participants.
  • The City would like to have a mix of participants from different types of entities (businesses, nonprofits, neighborhood groups, etc.) and development types (residential and non- residential).
  • Within these groups, participants will be selected based on the quality and impact of their real estate project to be developed, and on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Please fill out an application form by June 23 (register here). Registrations will not be accepted after the deadlines. Selected participants will be notified by June 30th.


This program is sponsored by the City of Minneapolis, and is free to participants. Class materials will be provided.


Contact Daniel Bonilla, City of Minneapolis

This training is part of the City’s B-TAP Program. Visit the D-TAP website for more information.





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The BCLI Moodle is no longer active. Instead, Nexus will be using a Google Site for all BCLI fellow assignments. If you are a 2013-14 or 2014-15 BCLI Alum and would like access to one of your assignments, please contact Terri Thao (

Link to Google Site is HERE!

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Since we meet in various locations for Info Sessions, Issue Series, and other events throughout the BCLI, we have generated an excel sheet of available space in the Twin Cities. This was most recently updated 5/18/15, so be sure to click on the links included or reach out to staff for specific information about rates and other details.


Available Space List Updated