Former Nexus intern instrumental in Alameda County Assets Network

Nexus is proud to acknowledge and commend the work of our former intern, Ashley James, on her excellent work in the Alameda County Assets Network in Oakland, California! After graduating from the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, Ashley completed her internship with Nexus Community Partners and the Metropolitan Council of the Twin Cities in the

“Why just workers? Why not owners?” Cooperatives as a Wealth-Building Tool in Communities of Color

“Why just workers? Why not owners?” On Thursday, December 5th, 2013, over 40 community members braved the bitter Minnesota cold in order to share their reflections on why the cooperative model is important in communities of color as an asset/wealth building tool in the Twin Cities. This Issue Series gathered a panel of four, fierce

How are Cooperatives Building Wealth in Communities of Color? Join Us This Thursday to Find Out!

The Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute (BCLI) fellows began training in October, and are well on their way to becoming placed on city boards and commissions in the Twin Cities (four are already seated). The fellows will work to ensure that the rights of people of color and underrepresented communities are honored through policies made at the

Nov 2013: Social Capital and Opportunity

Capitalizing on the Collective Network: Social Capital and Opportunity Structures Check out this video of Amaha Sellassie on social capital from November’s event: Part 1 of 2: Leadership in the Twin Cities: Our Networks. Our Future. Capitalizing on the Collective Network. This event was part of our Thursday Night Issue Series partnership with NLP Link-Up – click here for more information

Twin Cities – We Have Lift-Off! Nexus Launches Inaugural Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute

Nexus Community Partners officially launched its inaugural Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute (BCLI) on Thursday, October 10th, 2013!  Over 40 community members joined us at the Wellstone Center in St. Paul for this celebratory and inspiring event as we introduced the first twelve fellows to the community. Click here to meet the fellows.  Already they

Community Engagement Team 3rd Round Funding

Nexus Community Partners, and the Community Engagement Team (CET) of the Corridors of Opportunity are pleased to announce the availability of a 3rd round of CET funding.  Attached please find the guidelines and application for the Capacity grants. Applications are due on Friday, November 29th at 4:00 PM. We will be hosting an informational session at Nexus

Minneapolis American Indian Mayoral Forum

This afternoon, Danielle Mkali of Nexus had the opportunity to listen to Jay Bad Heart Bull, Daniel Yang and Sasha Houston-Brown of the Native American Community Development Institute explain their upcoming Mayoral forum on Thursday, October 17th and their voter engagement efforts. Why does Minneapolis need and American Indian Mayoral Forum? Over the past two

It’s not just having a seat at the table, it’s having a vote.

“Here’s a challenge: Get people who traditionally lack power — the poor, immigrants, people of color, the disabled — into positions of power. That’s the goal of Nexus Community Partners, a St. Paul-based nonprofit aiming to bring diverse voices with different perspectives to the tables of power around the Twin Cities.  “ Read more about