On Site Hiring Event - Brian Coyle Center - Feb 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Dungarvin Inc. is hiring direct support personnel and Certified Nursing Assistants. Click on Read More (below) for a flyer with details and contact information to answer your questions.

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Community Engagement Plan – Currie Park Improvements

Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is planning a major renovation of Currie Park. $600K in improvements will begin in 2018 and $2.2 million will take place in 2019 and the total project budget is $7 million and will take more than 20 years to implement.

The project manager, Daniel Elias, invites community members to stay in touch with project progress by signing up for email updates through this link: Bit.ly/curriepark

Because currently available funding of $2.85 million is not sufficient to implement the entire master plan ($7 million), efforts will be taken to implement a first phase of improvements guided by the community, key stakeholders, and the MPRB project advisory committee.

Cedar Riverside Neighborhood Revitalization Program is waiting to find out about related community engagement activities so we can share news how West Bank community members can participate in the project process.

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Arts On Cedar Avenue!

If you want to see more public art and community spaces on Cedar Ave and throughout the West Bank, and have an idea for a project, or know someone who has an idea, join one of three workshops hosted by West Bank Business Association at Brian Coyle Center.

Click on the Read More button below for details in both English and Somali.

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Share Your Stories: Somali Youth Anthology

Minnesota Somali residents, ages 10-30, are welcome to submit their stories to this project in Somali or English.

Click on the Read More button below for details (in both English and Somali) on submitting your story.

The application deadline is Friday, March 30, 2018.

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Super Bowl Anti-Trafficking Resources

Click on "Read More" to view the anti-trafficking resources available and for all questions related to the upcoming Super Bowl, please visit the official Minnesota Super Bowl website.

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Construction Training Information Session - Thursday, January 11, 2018 11:30-12:00 a.m.

Join this session in the community room at Brian Coyle Center, 420 15th Ave South, Minneapolis, MN  55454 

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West Bank Community dialog: Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 5:30-8 p.m.

Please join us for an important conversation with other community members about the future of our neighborhood organizations, the Cedar Riverside Neighborhood Revitalization Program and the West Bank Community Coalition.

This meeting takes place on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 from 5:30 - 8 p.m. in the Oren Gateway Center, Room 100 at 610 22nd Ave South on the Augsburg University campus just off of Riverside Avenue.

If you click on Read More, you will see flyers in English, Somali, and Oromo that you can share with your West Bank neighbors and others who live, work, study, or own property or a business in the West Bank neighborhood.

 

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Important Community Dialog for members of the West Bank Oromo community

Please join us to discuss the future of our neighborhood organizations on Tuesday, November 28 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Brian Coyle Community Center. The flyer attached to this message is in Oromo for our Oromo friends, but everyone in the community is invited to attend this meeting.

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Wada Hadalka bulshada ee muhiimka ah ee West Bank: Talaadada Nofeenber 28, 2017 5:30-8 p.m.

Digniin Dhamaan dadka degan, shaqaalaha, ardayda, ganacsatada iyo milkiilayaasha hantida West Bank: waxaan dooneynaa inaan maqalno codkaaga inta lagu jiro wadahadalka xaafaddan ee muhiimka ah ee Brian Coyle Center oo ku saabsan mustaqbalka laba ka mid ah ururrada jaaliyaddeena, Barnaamijka Dib-u-habaynta Xaafadda Cedar Riverside Isbahaysiga Beesha Galbeedka Bulshada.

Fadlan wac (612) 440-0569 taleefan ama qoraal u dir si aad isugu diiwaangeliso dhacdada.

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Important West Bank community dialog: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 5:30-8 p.m.

Attention all residents, workers, students, business and property owners of the West Bank: we want to hear your voice during this very important neighborhood conversation at Brian Coyle Center about the future of two of our community organizations, the Cedar Riverside Neighborhood Revitalization Program and the West Bank Community Coalition.

Dinner will be served for participants and the conversation will be moderated by Dave Ellis and Antonia Wilcoxon. Dave and Antonia are consultants hired by the city of Minneapolis to help our neighborhood provide input into a decision that will determine which organization is best suited to administer city programs for our community.

You must live, work, go to school, or own a property or business on the West Bank to be eligible to participate in this discussion. Please respond to (612) 440-0569 by phone or text to register for the event.

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Join your neighbors for the annual fall cleanup, Saturday Oct 14 9:30-11:30 a.m.

West Bank Parks invites you to join a neighborhood cleanup in Bluff Street Park and Bohemian Flats. The walk starts at 1920 South 1st St and 20th Ave S. Supplies are provided, all ages welcome!

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Families, food, and conversation about Early Childhood Education. Oct 25, 2017 5-7:30 p.m.

Please join us for healthy snacks and family conversations about the benefits and importance of Early Childhood Education. Brian Coyle Community Center, Wednesday, October 25, 2017  5-7:30 p.m.

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Trauma and Resiliency in the Somali Community

Through Resiliency in the Community After Stress and Trauma (ReCAST), the City of Minneapolis invites qualified collaborations to develop and implement a community engagement strategy that will increase the understanding of the way that trauma shows up in the Somali community and will promote community based solutions that foster increased capacity towards health, healing, and resilience.

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Job opening for bilingual Neighborhood Program Coordinator

Interfaith Outreach is looking for highly qualified candidates for the Neighborhood Program Coordinator position (40 hours/week, benefit earning). The Neighborhood Program provides services on-site at affordable rental housing communities located in Plymouth and Medina.
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Free Giveaway of Coats for Children Ages Newborn to 17 Years!

Pillsbury United Communities and Coated in Love are hosting this giveaway on Saturday, November 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Oak Park Center, 1701 Oak Park Ave N, Minneapolis, MN  55411. Contact the center at 612-377-7000 for more information. Click "Read More" for information/a flyer you can share.

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Please join us for a family event, Thursday, September 28 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Brian Coyle Center

Cedar Riverside NRP invites you and your family to join us for music and healthy snacks at this fun and informative event! Visit with your neighbors and learn about the benefits and importance of early childhood education.
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West Bank 19th Avenue Street Sale

This street sale takes place Saturday, September 16 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. If Saturday is rainy, Sunday will be the rain day.

For more information, contact the West Bank CDC at 612.673.0477.

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Experienced Bus Drivers Needed - Good Pay and Benefits!

Hmong American Partnership (HAP) is recruiting experienced bus drivers to come and join HAP Transportation team. Please share this info with your friends, family and networks. If they hire someone that you refer and they are still working for us after 90 days, you will receive a $1,000 referral bonus!

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Back to School Rally for Cedar Riverside Community School Students

The school year started today, August 28, at 7:30 a.m. for students, teachers, and staff at Cedar Riverside Community School. Parents, friends, and community partners gathered outside CRCS to offer high-fives, cheers, and words of encouragement to welcome students to their first day of class.

CRNRP offers its best wishes to the entire CRCS community for a successful school year. Go Eagles!

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VISTA member opening available with Cedar Riverside NRP

The Cedar Riverside Neighborhood Revitalization Program seeks a passionate individual to help us with community outreach, engagement, and communications.

The Community Engagement Specialist will work to increase opportunities for community involvement in the Cedar Riverside neighborhood in order to ensure underrepresented community members play a leadership role in CRNRP’s planning and implementation efforts.

You can follow this link for more information on this position and how to apply.

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Construction Jobs and Construction Training and Employment Opportunity.

West Bank Community Development Corporatin is planning to renovate 191 units of housing in our neighborhood starting in Winter of 2018. WBCDC has a goal of employing neighborhood residents in positions created by the construction activity. West Bank residents who have experience and qualifications will be given consideration for positions with Flannery Construction.

WBCDC also has an option for residents to obtain training and potentially secure entry level positions. They are working with Summit Academy OIC to accomplish this. Some financial assistance is available for qualified participants.

Contact Debbie Wolking at 612-673-0477 or dwolking@wbcdc.org with questions and for more information.

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Training Opportunity: Become A Certified Production Technician

Minneapolis Community and Technical College is offering this certification training program that starts next week. To find out if you qualify for free tuition, contact HIRED at 612-287-1370, or email Kazzim.Oshodi@hired.org. Or, you can visit with HIRED on Monday Aug 14, 12-3 pm and Tuesday, Aug 15, 1-3 pm at the Cedar Riverside Opportunity Center, 515 15th Ave South, Minneapolis.

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Thanks a million to all our West Bank Walks volunteers and project partners!

On Thursday afternoon, July 20, Cedar Riverside Neighborhood Revitalization Program staff joined with enthusiastic young volunteers and project partners at the Cedar Riverside/West Bank Safety Center to celebrate the successful conclusion of our West Bank Walks program.

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Free Small Business Workshop for Immigrant Business Owners

Join the discussion on Wednesday, July 19 from 3-6 p.m. to learn about information and resources that can help you grow your small business. Among other activities, a panel of entrepreneurs will share their experiences navigating different phases of small business growth.

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Somali Women's Business Lunch, Thursday, July 20

Hosted by the city of Minneapolis, this luncheon and discussion is for Somali women who run a business or are aspiring entrepreneurs in Minneapolis.

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HAP Is Hiring School Bus Drivers!

Hmong American Partnership offers a competitive salary of $16.00-19.00/hr,  depending on qualifications. Paid training is available once Commercial Drivers License permit is acquired.

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Volunteers Needed for Bike Give Away!

Your help is needed at Brian Coyle Center on July 14 and 15 to help connect neighborhood youth with 150 bikes, helmets, and locks that will be given away the morning of Saturday, July 15. Follow this link to sign up as a volunteer!

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Highway Construction Training Opportunities for Women and Minorities 18 yrs+

Please share this information with anyone you believe would be a good candidate.

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You are invited to an Iftar dinner at Mixed Blood Theater, Friday June 23!

Come join Mixed Blood Theater, Cedar Riverside Neighborhood Revitalization Program, West Bank Community Coalition and neighborhood residents as we celebrate Ramadan together with an Iftar dinner at Mixed Blood on Friday, June 23.

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Isuroon announces women's scholarship opportunity!

Women from Somalia, Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, or Djibouti are encouraged to apply by June 30 for financial support for vocational training.

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Part Time Community Development Internship/Position Open on West Bank

The Cedar Riverside Neighborhood Revitalization Program has an opening for a paid internship or part-time paid contractor position for a junior or senior class undergraduate female, or female graduate student, to work with our Immigrant Women’s Wealth and Asset Building Initiative (IWWABI).

Please click on Read More for a full description and details.

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West Bank Youth Opportunity: Sign up now for Metro Scrubs Camp!

Metro Scrubs Camp at Augsburg College still has space for 8 more West Bank/Cedar Riverside Youth. The deadline to sign up is coming June 23.

Full scholarships ($30 application processing fee can be waived) are available for youth from the 55454 zip code.

 

 

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Show your community pride--join West Bank Walks in June!

Help keep the West Bank beautiful: make new friends and explore your neighborhood on Saturday, June 24 from 10 a.m. to noon in Bluff Street Park and Seven Corners.

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Free Weekly Resume Workshops!

First impressions count! The first impression a potential employer has of you often depends on how you present your resume.

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Congratulations to Emerging Businesswomen from the West Bank!

Please join CRNRP in congratulating women who are participating in our Immigrant Women’s Wealth and Asset Building Initiative (IWWABI) and graduated May 23, 2017 from entrepreneurship classes led by staff from African Economic Development Solutions.

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Mixed Blood Announces Girls Summertime Drama Club!

These free acting classes are for girls ages 11-13. For more information, call 612-338-0984 or email Lia: lia@mixedblood.com

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West Bank Walks Brings Community Members Together on May 13 and 17

Saturday, May 13 greeted West Bank Walks volunteers with a beautiful spring afternoon for a neighborhood cleanup. More than a dozen volunteers, both youth and adults, showed their West Bank pride by walking through Currie Park and the Cedar Riverside area to pick up trash and remove grafitti.


 

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Northern Spark festival in Cedar Riverside/West Bank, June 10!

Northern Spark waa xirfaddo hanaashe, xafaladdo qoys habaynaaya.

Nagula dabaaldegga Aadaanka Salaadda iyo afuro fudud oo aannu ku qabanayno Ceder Cultural Center horteed.

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Northern Spark festival is coming to the West Bank, June 10!

This free, family friendly art festival takes place in our neighborhood from sunrise to sunset. For more information, go to northernspark.org.

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Show your community pride--join West Bank Walks in May!

Help keep the West Bank beautiful, make new friends, and explore your neighborhood!

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Saldhiga Kowaad 1 waxaay nigu Casuumayaan Xaflada Guri Furka , Maalita: Talaadada Maay 16 Waqtiga 11am ilaa 2pm duhirnimo.

Saldhiga Kowaad 1 waxaay nigu Casuumayaan Xaflada Guri Furka ,  Maalita: Talaadada Maay 16 Waqtiga 11am ilaa 2pm duhirnimo. Dhamaan Bulshada waxaa niligu casuumay in aad ka soo qaybgashaa Xaflada Saldhiga 1aad ee Minaabolis Minasota.

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First Precinct Open House, Tuesday, May 16 from 11 a.m. to 2 pm.

All community members are invited to the First Precinct Open House, Tuesday, May 16 from 11 a.m. to 2 pm.

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Earth Day volunteers show their West Bank pride!

More than 50 West Bank community members from ages 5 to 85 celebrated Earth Day by joining with friends and neighbors to pick up trash and remove graffiti in Currie Park, Bluff Street Park, and Riverside Park. We thank these volunteers for helping to make our neighborhood attractive, healthy, and safe for all community members and visitors!

CRNRP's support for these Earth Day activities and the West Bank Walks program are funded by a grant from the University of Minnesota Good Neighbor Fund. Contact Dave at CRNRP to sign up for future cleanup efforts: davida@pillsburyunited.org or call 612-876-9357.

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Develop your skills as a nonprofit professional while serving your community! Apply to be an AmeriCorps VISTA!

For more information and to apply, contact Hani Mohamed at 612-876-9348, or HaniM@pillsburyunited.org, or visit the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits AmeriCorps VISTA website.

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Earth Day cleanups are coming to the West Bank, Saturday, April 22!

Earth Day is coming and CRNRP would love to have you join us in community cleanup efforts taking place in different parts of the West Bank on Saturday, April 22nd.  

Help Keep the West Bank beautiful, make new friends, and explore your neighborhood!

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MCTC/TRIO Open House at Opportunity Hub, Tuesday, April 18 5-7p.m.

Meet with MCTC, TRIO, Hennepin County, and the Opportunity Center team on Tuesday, April 18 from 5- 7 p.m. to learn about opportunities and resources being offered to you! Opportunity Center is located at 515 15th Ave South, Minneapolis 55454 (Across from Currie Park) 

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Bluff Street Park and Bohemian Flats Earth Day Clean Up!

Please join West Bank Parks volunteers who are coordinating cleanup activities in these lovely neighborhood parks on Earth Day, Saturday April 22 from 9:30 to noon.

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Community Movie Night at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs!

The Humphrey School is asking for help to get the word out about their upcoming community movie night at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs next Thursday, April 6 from 6-8:30 p.m.!  (Please RSVP to attend)

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Native American youth program applications are live!

Application deadline is May 12!

These youth programs are open to all Native American youth in the Twin Cities:  Cora's Kids, Garden Warriors 1, and Garden Warriors 2

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Construction and Contracting Opportunities

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is hosting a networking event for prime contractors, joint ventures and major subcontractors.

Minority and woman-owned small businesses that would like to become certified are encourage to attend. Please help spread the word by posting this flyer anywhere you can.

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