Community Building

The Community Building Committee aims to promote cross-cultural learning through community conversations and other events. If you are interested in learning more or participating in the next event, please contact Kerry Cashman,

Our new campaign is called “We are Seward”. #WeAreSeward tells the stories of our Seward neighbors; these stories are diverse and amazing. All are welcome here. All are safe here. See their Facebook page here and their Instagram page here.

Community Building Committee meets the first Thursday of the Month at 5:30PM in Matthews Center.

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Community Building Committee Minutes:

February 1, 2018
March 1, 2018
April 5, 2018
May 3, 2018
June 7, 2018
July 5, 2018
August 2, 2018
September 4, 2018
October 4, 2018
November 1, 2018
December 6, 2018


January, 2017
February 2, 2017
March 9, 2017
April 6, 2017
May 11, 2017
June 3, 2017
July 29, 2017
August 3, 2017
September 7, 2017
October 5, 2017
December 7, 2017

March 10, 2016
April 7, 2016
June 2, 2016
July 11, 2016
August, 2016

February 23, 2015
June 8th, 2015
September 8th, 2015

Crime and Safety

The Community Building Committee now encompasses SNG’s Crime and Safety Committee in order to build and maintain consistent and active involvement in making the Seward community a safe and fulfilling place.

A safe neighborhood is one where neighbors actively work together to look out for each other. SNG’s Crime Prevention and Safety Committee works to coordinate communication and activities between neighbors, block clubs, businesses, schools, and the MPLS Police Department 3rd Precinct to make Seward a neighborhood where all people can feel safe.

January 2017 Minutes


Do you practice overall security?

  1. Do you have a block contact list with neighbors’ names, phone numbers, and addresses by your phone?
  2. Do you know how to report suspicious activity or crimes to the police? Do your children know how to report?
  3. Do you ask strangers at your door for proper identification before talking to them?
  4. Do your children tell strangers that you’re “busy” rather than you’re “not home”?
  5. If someone came to the door needing help, would you make the phone call to the police (or other necessary calls) rather than letting the person come in?

For further crime prevention resources, please visit here.

Vehicle Security Checklist

Home Security Checklist

For questions, contact:
Don Greeley, Crime Prevention Specialist, Minneapolis Police Department, 3rd Precinct, (612) 673-3482
John Baumann, Crime Prevention Specialist, Midtown Safety Center, 2949 Chicago Ave. S., (612) 825-6138