Nexus Community Partners is excited to announce that we are recruiting a diverse group of 8-10 dynamic leaders from Black Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) communities for our 2019 Cooperative Development Fellowship Program. The seven-month program is targeted at individuals/consultants who would like to become cooperative developers, organizations wanting to add cooperative development to…

Nexus Community Partners seeks a full time Director of Human Resources and Organizational Culture, (40 hours a week, Monday-Friday), to join a dynamic staff of thoughtful, equity-driven individuals who are deeply committed to the organization’s values. Nexus Community Partners is a community-building intermediary whose mission is to “build more engaged and powerful communities of color…

“Institutions have no historical memory, indigenous communities have nothing but memories.” –  Engaged Learning Series participant quoting an indigenous community member “This is a conversation about healing but it is really about what happens because of that healing. It is a conversation about transformation; about what will emerge because of how we have healed.” – …

Invites you to: Tapping the Potential of Community Engagement: A 4-part Introduction to the Field of Community Engagement  Dates: March 1, March 8, March 22, March 29  Time: 9:00 am – 12 Noon  Where: MCN, 2314 University Ave W #20, St Paul MN 55114 – River Room  Description: This workshop series is designed to deepen your knowledge, broaden your…

North Star Black Cooperative Fellowship 2018/2019 cohort sessions have started off well! The first cohort meeting dug into the history of cooperatives and the society in which we live in that bread a necessity for cooperatives to exist. We also discussed how modern-day society makes it difficult for black businesses to remain afloat without systematic…

In partnership with Hlee Lee of OMG Media, the East Side Funders Group is launching a series of stories to lift up the amazing business community on the East Side of St. Paul. Check out the first story: Cook St. Paul: From Childhood Memories to Community Collaborations We all know Serlin’s, it was a staple…

Written by Nkuli Shongwe  The Humanist Philosophy of Ubuntu was introduced by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a South African cleric and theologian, one of the main Leaders of the South African anti-Apartheid, and Human Rights movement. One of the many meanings of Ubuntu is: I am because we are. The word holds a meaning of collectiveness…

What does it mean to center culture in community engagement? How do our cultural identities impact our relationships in community? How do we get closer to our own stories in order to move away from extractive relationships toward reciprocal relationships? On November 1st, 2018, Nexus Community Engagement Institute (NCEI) hosted the final Engaged Learning Series of 2018…

Nexus Community Partners is proud to be recognized by the Bush Foundation as a 2018 Bush Prize for Community Innovation winner!

Nexus’ longtime partner and board member, Pakou Hang, executive director of the Hmong American Farmers Association (HAFA), was recently featured in The New Food Economy.