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Neighborhoods Now! Spring 2017 Session

Date and time: 
April 24, 2017 - 10:00am - April 28, 2017 - 4:00pm

Neighborhoods Now! is an innovative community educational series to strengthen the work of individuals and organizations working in neighborhoods to:

  1. Organize to win issues for people and places. 
  2. Build power to change systems for racial equity and economic justice.
  3. Build organizations whose leadership is reflective of the community.
  4. Build diverse and effective cross cultural collaborations.

Register Today - Deadline April 18

The next course of Neighborhoods Now! begins April 24, 2017. Potential participants must fill out a registration form by the registration deadline by visiting: http://z.umn.edu/nnowregister. Because space is limited, we will contact you shortly after the registration deadline to confirm your enrollment.

Register for Neighborhoods Now!

Neighborhoods Now! 2017 Program Calendar

The course is April 24 - 28 from 10am - 4pm each day. The course will also have select guest speakers in the field, a field action, and graduation. Location is to be announced.

  • Day 1 - Orientation, Systems Change part I
  • Day 2 - Systems Change, part II
  • Day 3 - Neighborhood Issues Organizing part I
  • Day 4 - Neighborhood Issues Organizing part II
  • Day 5 - Day of Action

Who is this for?

We welcome participants who have a passion and interest in learning and practicing neighborhood organizing skills including neighborhood and community organization staff, board and volunteers, as well as neighborhood residents who are not formally connected to an organization. We welcome people at a variety of skill levels, from people who are just getting started to experienced organizers and leaders looking to refresh or gain new skills. For each class we aim to recruit a culturally and geographically diverse group of participants.

How it works

Neighborhoods Now! Spring 2017 session offers four different classes that are each a day long. Course participants are expected to attend all four of the day-long classes, with follow-up thinktank sessions with your fellow class organizers, a planned field action, guest speakers, and a graduation. During the entirety of the course and your new connection to CURA’s Neighborhood Organizing and Leadership Program, participants will have access to 1-2-1 assistance from CURA staff.

Do you want more information?

Interested participants should email Malik Holt-Shabazz or Ned Moore with any questions or call 612-624-2300