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Village Park Leadership Program for Teens 14-17

Village Parks is a free leadership program for Minneapolis teens.

  • Build community through games and cultural activities.

  • Explore the rich cultures and languages of Minneapolis.

  • Mentor and inspire children.

  • Dive into language learning.

  • Examine what it means to be a courageous global citizen.

  • Follow a “Park Pathway” working with children: Language and Culture, Nature or Social Justice.

  • Receive a full scholarship to a summer language experience at Concordia Language Villages.

Request for Upper Harbor Terminal (UHT) Concept Plan be postponed one meeting cycle.

Updated Schedule for Consideration of Upper Harbor Terminal Concept Plan and Related Actions

As noted in a Facebook posting that may be found here, Councilman Phillipe Cunningham will move at the January 22 meeting of the Economic Development and Regulatory Services Committee that the report to the City Council seeking approval of the Upper Harbor Terminal (UHT) Concept Plan be postponed one meeting cycle.

Assuming the Committee concurs with this motion, approval of the Concept Plan instead will be considered at two upcoming meetings:

FMR opposes Upper Harbor Terminal plan, calls for more community engagement

Since the Upper Harbor Terminal is publicly owned, the city has complete control over what's developed here and the process used to determine its future. This is a rare opportunity for the city and park board to adopt a planning process that truly engages neighborhood residents and community stakeholders as co-creators and partners alongside developers, city and park board staff.

We support residents' calls for a process that serves the larger socioeconomic goals of the community. In such a process, community participants would have the opportunity to gain a better understanding of the constraints as well as the possibilities of the site to address community needs.

Apply for a Stewardship Fund Mini Grant

Apply for a Stewardship Fund Mini Grant

Apply for a Stewardship Fund Mini Grant

Interested in building a project and/or helping others learn how to protect water bodies and habitat in your community? Apply for a Mini Grant from the MWMO’s Stewardship Fund!

Grants of up to $3,000 are available for short-term or small-scale water quality projects. Initial applications are due Friday, February 15, 2019.

Rotary Club of North Minneapolis Peace Essay Contest

The following outlines the theme which need to be described in the essay:

North Minneapolis can be a thriving and beautiful community. Please write about how you plan to Build Peace in your neighborhood, school or community. How do you envision creating a peaceful community for yourself and those around you?

Prizes will be awarded in each of the grade level divisions: K-5, 6-8, 9-12.

• Open to any elementary, middle or high school student in North Minneapolis, or a student from another area who is attending a North Minneapolis school.

• First Prize at each level is $100, Second Prize is $50, Third Prize is $25

• Entries judged on content, composition and grammar with an emphasis on the content.

 All entries are due on January 25, 2019

 Winners will be notified by February 15, 2019

 Winner may be asked to attend a Rotary Club meeting to accept the Award.