August 19, 2022

Apply Today - Deadline September 12

Potential participants should fill out an application form. Because space is limited, we will contact you shortly after the application deadline to schedule an interview or confirm your enrollment.

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Neighborhoods Now! Fall 2022 Program Calendar

The course is October 24-28 from 10am - 3:00pm each day conducted virtually. The course will…

June 21, 2022

This cohort included 27 inspiring community organizers and leaders working with organizations such as ACER, Black Army Brigade, Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative, District 10 Como Community Council, Greater East Side St. Paul – District 2, HOME Line, Housing Justice Center, Kingfield Neighborhood Association, Lyndale Neighborhood Association, Longfellow Community Council, Minnesota 8, Minneapolis Promise Zone, Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association, Strive Publishing, St. Paul Human Rights Division, SPPS Office of Early Learning, West Side Community Organization, Wilder Foundation, Youth Farm, and beyond!    

Also, special thanks to our graduation keynote speaker…

January 20, 2022

Apply Today - Deadline February 21

Potential participants should fill out an application form by the February 21 deadline by visiting: http://z.umn.edu/nnow. Because space is limited, we will contact you shortly after the application deadline to schedule an interview or confirm your enrollment.

Apply now for Neighborhoods Now!

Neighborhoods Now! Spring 2022 Program Calendar

The course is April…

July 22, 2021

Apply Today - Deadline August 9

Potential participants should fill out an application form by the August 9 deadline by visiting: http://z.umn.edu/nnow. Because space is limited, we will contact you shortly after the application deadline to schedule an interview or confirm your enrollment.

Apply now for Neighborhoods Now!

Neighborhoods Now! Fall 2021 Program Calendar

The course is September 27…

June 04, 2021

The Neighborhood Leadership and Organizing program wishes to congratulate recent graduates of our Spring 2021 Neighborhoods Now! cohort. Neighborhoods Now! is an innovative community educational series to strengthen the work of individuals and organizations working in neighborhoods so they can organize to win issues for people and places, build power to change systems for racial equity and economic justice, build organizations whose leadership is reflective of the community, and build diverse and effective cross…

December 16, 2020

Apply now for Neighborhoods Now!

Apply Today - Deadline January 11

Potential participants should fill out an application form by the January 11 deadline by visiting: http://z.umn.edu/nnow. Because space is limited, we will contact you shortly after the application deadline to schedule an interview or confirm your enrollment.

Neighborhoods Now! 

is an innovative community educational series to strengthen the work of individuals…

November 16, 2020
Fall 2020 Neighborhoods Now! graduates

The Neighborhood Leadership and Organizing program wishes to congratulate recent graduates of our Fall 2020 Neighborhoods Now! cohort. Neighborhoods Now! is an innovative community educational series to strengthen the work of individuals and organizations working in neighborhoods so they can organize to win issues for people and places, build power to change systems for racial equity and economic justice, build organizations whose leadership is reflective of the community, and build…

November 09, 2020

CURA's Neighborhood Organizing and Leadership program is looking for People of Color and Indigenous to participate in a free training to support and assist them on their journey toward leadership. We are looking for People of Color and Indigenous that want to create change and fight injustice in their community through neighborhood board membership.

The Board Representation Leadership Training for People of Color and Indigenous will be Thursday, November 19, 2020, 5:30pm - 8:30pm via Zoom virtual meeting.

June 11, 2020

We are again sharing a statement from CURA Director Ed Goetz on the murder of George Floyd at the top of this message. The fundamental issues of justice that Mr. Floyd’s murder surfaces for our community and for the entire nation dominate our conversations about what is next for CURA. 

Following that statement, we share a message about CURA’s work in a COVID-19 world.

Statement from the Director of CURA

Our community witnesses again the violence of police brutality ending in the death of a Black man. It is well past the time for people in power, those who can impose…