NEIGHBORHOOD NOTES | October-November 2014 Standish-Ericsson community calendar

October

7 Senior congregate dining, Sibley Park (19th Ave. S. and E. 40th St.), 11:30 a.m.

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Hmong youth engaged in the North Minneapolis Greenway

"Greenway yog ab tsi?", or "What is a greenway?" in the Hmong language, is a question that has been asked more than 100 times of North Minneapolis community members in and near Hmong International Academy by middle school students of color in the YMCA Beacons Minneapolis program at Hmong International Academy (HIA) – a Minneapolis Public School in the Jordan Neighborhood of North Minneapolis.

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Herb talk at Milly's Peace Garden

Local herbalist Cynthia Thomas (right) giving a most interesting talk on July 26 at Milly's Peace Garden, one of Corcoran's community gardens, on the herbal medicines growing in her garden plot. Pictured with her are Pamela Morgan, Corcoran resident, and Alice Paczkowsk (left). Cynthia demonstrated how to identify and use the plants growing in her plot as well as some uses for common weeds.

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CURA housing forum

Reyna Flores, 18 year Corcoran resident, and CNO Lead Organizer Ross Joy were invited to present at a Housing Forum on August 4th at the University of Minnesota, hosted by the Center for Urban & Regional Affairs (CURA). CNO has been collaborating with City of Minneapolis Department of Regulatory Services through open data policies to address housing issues affecting apartment buildings in neighborhood.

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Reach out to elder neighbors

On a recent afternoon, I walked through the Corcoran neighborhood to the Bloomington Avenue post office. As I passed each home, I wondered if there was an elder inside, sitting all alone, feeling lonely and isolated.

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Feedback on newspaper

Last month CNO put out a request from our neighbors to send in suggested titles that would potentially replace the current newspaper name. We received a few suggestions. Below please find the list of suggestions.

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Neighbors helping neighborhoods

Last month I had the opportunity to learn a lot about a wonderful group of people who are making our neighborhood a better place to live – right now – and for generations to come. The name of the group is Corcoran GROWS. Their mission is to “unleash the potential of its neighbors, through a variety of efforts that empower our community to work together toward greater self-reliance.” They are part of the Transition Town Movement, a grassroots idea “to build community resilience in the face of such challenges as peak oil, climate change and the economic crisis.”

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Career Fair & Community Expo on Sept. 23

Tim Rowe, Program Coordinator

Minneapolis Adult Education | Minneapolis Public Schools

Minneapolis Adult Education will host a career and community resource expo from 12-5 p.m. on Tuesday, September 23. The event will be held at the South Campus Adult Education Center located at 2225 East Lake Street. Admission is free and all community members and job seekers are welcome to attend.

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Corcoran News offers paid opportunity to sell sponsorships

CNO is seeking a highly motivated individual to sell advertising / sponsorships that will support and sustain the Corcoran News. Candidates should have strong communication skills and enjoy networking with local businesses and organizations in our area. This is a contract position paid on a commission basis around revenue goals set by the CNO board. All work can occur on your schedule. To apply, please send a short e-mail outlining your experience and qualifications, along with your resume, to hiring [at] corcoranneighborhood [dot] org.

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