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POSTPONED: Spring Neighborhoods Now! session

February 27, 2020

The Spring Neighborhoods Now! session has been postponed indefinitely due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). For more information on the University of Minnesota response, please visit this website. We hope to reschedule the next session sometime this summer. Sign up for our newsletter to make sure you hear about the rescheduled Neighborhoods Now!

Neighborhoods Now! Spring 2020

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.

Apply Today - Deadline March 15

The next course of Neighborhoods Now! begins April 13, 2020. Potential participants should fill out an application form by the March 15 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 2020 Program Calendar

The course is April 13 - 17 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.

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 2020 session offers five different classes that are each a day long. Course participants are expected to attend all five of the day-long classes, with follow-up think tank 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.

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Please contact the CURA administrative staff at cura@umn.edu or 612-625-1551 with any additional accessibility requests.