Projects with Partners

The essence of our work is community partnership.  Here is a partial list of several initiatives from 2016 and into 2017.  We are always seeking fresh ways to support positive work to benefit East Side people and neighborhoods!  If you have an idea to share – just give us a call or e-mail us!

Union Job and Resource Fair, April 4th, 2017  3:00 – 6:00 PM at East Side Freedom Library.  This is a collaborative project with a host of generous St. Paul labor organizations, Hmong American Partnership, Ka Joog, the City of St. Paul , and East Side District Councils.  Because of the number of employers and interested participants, the event moved in 2019 to the IBEW Union Hall, 1330 Conway St.  Typically held on the first Thursday in April, the next event is scheduled for April 2, 2020.

St. Paul Healthy Transportation for All  This collaborative is a City Innovation funded project – designed to strengthen neighborhood leadership capacity to address and plan for transit and transportation issues – applying the lens of equity and community health. Partners include District Councils from across Saint Paul.

District Five supports the annual Back to School Event– organized by Family Values for Life and a host of community partners. The event is on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM.  Volunteers are always needed to help with many aspects of this positive event which serves many area families.  The event is held on the last Wednesday of August each year.

Ready and Resilient Neighborhoods – Climate Change project with Macalester College.

Cross Cultural Action – Intergenerational Dialogue.  A series of hosted dialogues will bring youth and elders together to explore the intersection of identify, race, culture and our developmental experience across the lifespan. This work is convened by the District 2 Community Council with support from District 5 and 17, with strong support from the Wilder Center for Aging.

Dialogue to Action: Specific action agendas emerged from this multi-year collaborative initiative designed to explore equity issues related to community policing, parks and recreation and City Planning & Economic Development. Partners include Districts 1,2,5, WSCO, PED, Parks and Recreation, St. Paul Police, the Voices, with support from many active leaders across the community. Chia Lor, District 1 Community Council coordinated this multi-layered initiative.

Saint Paul Community Engagement – Innovation Project – This project will involve multiple District Councils in exploring effective community engagement models and strategies.

District Council  Community Data Mapping Project – this collaborative project will expand District Council capacity to map data and use this information to advance community agendas.