Archive for September, 2010

Mayor Coleman Seeks Interns

City of St. Paul LogoA message from St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman:

As the summer draws to a close, I would like to invite any college students from around the metro to apply for a fall internship with my office.

This summer we had an incredible batch of interns, spending their summer helping my staff research policy, assist the communications staff and perform various administrative tasks. They were outstanding, and I wish them the best of luck.

I am always amazed at the young men and women who come participate in our internship program. Each one has been actively engaged with their community and poised to become a strong civic leader.

lf you or someone you know are interested, here are the details:

To apply for an internship in the Office of the Mayor, please submit the following materials listed below in one package.

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • List with references (2 minimum)
  • Writing Sample (one page maximum)

Only complete application packages will be accepted for consideration. Please submit your completed application to Keith Hovis. You can also send your application by mail:

Office of Mayor Christopher B. Coleman
Attn: Keith Hovis
390 City Hall
15 West Kellogg Blvd.
Saint Paul, MN 55102

Unify University Parade Video

Coverage of the community parade along University Avenue in St. Paul to the Western Sculpture Park and the Hmong Arts and Music Festival on Aug. 21.

The parade was organized by concerned citizens and community groups, including the Metropolitan Interfaith Coalition on Affordable Housing (MICAH), the Aurora-St. Anthony Neighborhood Development Corporation (ASANDC), the Center for Hmong Arts and Talent (CHAT), the District 7 Planning Council, the St. Paul Council of Churches, and more. The groups were brought together by concerns over the light rail and want to show their care, concern and pride in the University Avenue communities.

Neighborhood Leadership Program Accepting Applications


The Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, in collaboration with the Minnesota Historical Society, is accepting applications for the six-month Neighborhood Leadership Program. Join a diverse group of 30 people to explore neighborhood involvement and develop leadership skills to take effective community action. If you live, volunteer or work in a Saint Paul neighborhood, are between the ages of 16-99, and want to connect with others who make a difference in their community, then this opportunity is for you. Apply for NLP by September 27.

Session Topics Include:

  • Understanding Your Leadership Style
  • Working Inclusively in Neighborhoods
  • Navigating City Government
  • Drawing on Community History to Take Action Today

Dates and Times:

Kick-Off Retreat: November 5-6, 2010

Two sessions per month

One Tuesday evening, 5:30 pm — 8:30 pm

One Saturday, 9:00 am — 3:00 pm

Attendance at all sessions is expected. Childcare and transportation are available — please request on your application. $100 is due upon acceptance into the program. Scholarships are available.

For more information:

Click here for a downloadable information and application packet.

U7 Client Winning Community Support

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News from the Neighborhood Development Center: University Avenue Business Collaborative (U7), an initiative of eight local organizations, is helping to strengthen small businesses along University Avenue before, during and after the Central Corridor Light Rail project with free ‘results driven marketing’. One of their clients is Flamingo Restaurant, a small restaurant in St. Paul that opened last January, serving Ethiopian, Eritrean, and Somali food. Flamingo was recently featured on the front page of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Also, here’s another great article on Flamingo from Twin Cities food blog, The Heavy Table.