“Here’s a challenge: Get people who traditionally lack power — the poor, immigrants, people of color, the disabled — into positions of power.

That’s the goal of Nexus Community Partners, a St. Paul-based nonprofit aiming to bring diverse voices with different perspectives to the tables of power around the Twin Cities.  “

Read more about our recently launched initiative in an article on MinnPost website here.

BCLI Launch Event

Join us for the BCLI Launch Event!

We invite all partners and community members to join us for the BCLI Launch Event on Thursday, October 10th at the Wellstone Center, where we will officially introduce our fellows and hear from a panel of long-time local social justice leaders on the historical context and significance of people of color and other underrepresented communities joining boards and commissions in the Twin Cities. Register now for the BCLI Launch Event.

When: Thursday, October 10, 2013, 5:30–8pm
Where: Wellstone Center,  179 Robie Street East, Saint Paul, MN 55107

Please contact the Program Associate, Ms. Angie Brown, if you have any questions or for more information at abrown@nexuscp.org.

Register to receive updates about upcoming BCLI events, or like us on Facebook:www.facebook.com/nexuscp.


The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and Nexus Community Partners present the Community Engagement Forum.

Community engagement is a foundational component for all community development and community building work. Come to an interactive forum with funders, government officials, community residents, and community organizations to share your experience and learn together about the value of community engagement.

Thursday, October 3, 2013, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM



Hmong American Partnership will be hosting a Farmers Market starting September 23rd until October 8th running every Monday and Tuesday. This is a pilot project with the aim of bringing affordable locally grown produce to the East Side of St. Paul. The location of the HAP Farmers Market will be on-site at their office to serve all members of the community, especially those who are receiving WIC.