Seward Neighborhood Group

We are Hiring a Community Organizer

Hiring A Community Organizer for Seward

The Seward Neighborhood Group (SNG) is looking to hire a part-time Community Organizer who is able to help build community and organize with Seward neighbors on neighborhood issues.

Position: 25 hours/week

Compensation:
– $16 – $22/hour (depending on qualifications)
– Generous vacation and sick-time offered

How to Apply:
– Send cover letter and resume to Kerry Cashman, Executive Director of SNG, kerry@sng.org
– Please indicate “Community Organizer” in the subject line and within your cover letter
– Position is open until filled
– No phone calls please

Seward Neighborhood Group is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Our goal is to have a diverse workforce that is representative of the neighborhood we serve. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and community need.

SNG is one of the oldest neighborhood organizations in Minneapolis. SNG was established in 1960 to make Seward a better place to live, work, and play. SNG and our neighborhood community have a history of welcoming and promoting diversity including but not limited to: race, ethnicity, religion, non-religion, culture, language, age, sexual orientation, gender, and socioeconomic status in our neighborhood. We recognize that this diversity is part of our strength and character, and wish to encourage all to be thoughtful, respectful and tolerant of others, especially those who have come to start a new life, to give opportunity to their families and to protect them from hatred, bigotry and persecution for any reason. All are welcome here.

SNG Board Meeting February 27 *NOTE: This is a Thursday!

Join us for the SNG Board Meeting scheduled for Thursday February 27, 6:30 pm. at Matthews Park Recreation Center, 2318 29th Ave S. We will resume our meetings on the last Wednesday of each month in March.

Bid on this Gorgeous Pottery at the FUNdraiser!

Thank you to Dock 6 Pottery for this beautiful donation. These handmade ceramic and glass platters will make a perfect addition to any centerpiece.

You can bid on them on Saturday February 22nd at  SNG’s  “Party at the Playwrights’: the Big Seward FUNdraiser”.  We are excited about this new event.  There will be live music from Kory Badertscher and the Shrewd Mammals, great local food and drinks and an incredible Silent Auction.  Tickets are only $25 for the entire night.  We would love for you to join us for our annual fundraiser, a celebration of our community at the Playwrights’ Center on Saturday, February 22nd to help sustain our work for another year!

This event will take place at the beautiful Playwrights’ Center – 2310 East Franklin Ave, MPLS, MN 55406.  There will be live music, great food and drink and a silent auction.

Come by anytime from 7:00pm to 10:00pm to enjoy a meal, live music, and enter to win items from our Star Studded Silent Auction!

Our Goal is to raise $5000 to invest back into the Seward Community and organize around issues that matter to all those that live, work, play, and pray in Seward. You are a big part of this.

Great Gatherings:
This year we are introduce another way to support SNG that allows you to pick up a new skill, meet neighbors and have a memorable experience. Our Great Gatherings are a diverse set of tickets events hosted by Seward Neighbors that range from a soap making workshop to guided tour of the MIA by an exhibiting artist!

Buy Tickets:
Tickets are $25 in advance, and $30 at the door! Feel free to buy your tickets today.
Link to the Facebook Event Page
Link to the Eventbrite Ticket Sale Page – http://bit.ly/Seward2020

Bid on this at the Silent Auction!

We are very excited to start announcing some of our silent auction items and opportunities available at our FUNdraiser .

Get ready to bid on a night at the fabulous Joan of Art Gallery Airbnb with a value of $160.

We would love for you to join us for our annual fundraiser, a celebration of our community at the Playwrights’ Center on Saturday, February 22nd to help sustain our work for another year! 2310 East Franklin Ave, Mpls, MN 55406.

Come by anytime from 7:00pm to 10:00pm to savor food and drink, live music, and bid to win items from our Star Studded Silent Auction!

Our Goal is to raise $5000 to invest back into the Seward Community and organize around issues that matter to all those that live, work, play, and pray in Seward. You are a big part of this.

Buy Tickets:
Tickets are $25 in advance, and $30 at the door! Feel free to buy your tickets today http://bit.ly/Seward2020

Space Accessibility:
The Playwritghts’ Center is wheelchair-accessible. There is an accessible parking space in the lot behind our building (enter off of 23rd Avenue S). An elevator inside the entrance takes you up to the theater where the party will take place! All restrooms are also wheelchair-accessible. Service animals are welcome at the Center. More at: https://pwcenter.org/accessibility

Environment Committee Meeting Feb 18th

Board Chairs Mike Trdan and Emily Reno are so grateful to have your support and excitement to advance the goals of the community as part of the Environment Committee for SNG. We would be delighted to have you join us at our first official meeting of 2020 on Tuesday, Feb. 18th from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Matthews Center.

If anyone has additions for the meeting agenda (linked Below), we welcome your thoughts. I also just confirmed that we will have a guest speaker!

From our poll, it has been determined that the committee will strive to meet the third Tuesday of the month this year. I’ve attached a meeting agenda, which also includes the dates for our 2020 meetings so that you can put them in your calendar. I will also be creating a Google calendar invite for those of you who are more digital-savvy.

Thanks for everything you do and we’ll see you soon!

Seward Neighborhood Group Environmental Committee meetings take place the third Tuesday of every month and is a working committee of the Seward Neighborhood Group Board made of energetic an passionate community members.

View the February Environment Agenda

Form more information, please contact Emily Reno at emilyp.reno@gmail.com

Community Development Committee Meeting Feb 11

Join us for the SNG Community Development Committee meeting on Tuesday, February 11th, 7pm – 8:30pm at Matthews Park Recreation Center, 2318 29th Ave S.

Seward Neighborhood Group Development Committee meetings take place the Second Tuesday of every month and is a working committee of the Seward Neighborhood Group Board made of energetic an passionate community members.

View the February CDC Agenda

View the DRAFT January CDC Meeting Notes

Form more information, please contact Sam Graf at sam@sng.org

Party at the Playwright's

2019 was a year of energetic transitions for the Seward Neighborhood Group. Our board of 16 neighborhood leaders is as energized as ever to build on the wins we had and continue the beloved traditions of our community. The Seward Neighborhood Group held space for people to celebrate our history, to deliberate on important neighborhood issues, and energize our block clubs. We are excited to double down on neighborhood issues and continue to work on making Seward a more inclusive and vibrant place to live in 2020!

We would love for you to join us for our annual fundraiser, a celebration of our community at the Playwrights’ Center on Saturday, February 22nd to help sustain our work for another year!

This event will take place at the beautiful Playwrights’ Center – 2310 East Franklin Ave, Mpls, MN 55406.

Come by anytime from 7:00pm to 10:00pm to savor food and drink, live music, and bid to win items from our Star Studded Silent Auction!

Our Goal is to raise $5000 to invest back into the Seward Community and organize around issues that matter to all those that live, work, play, and pray in Seward. You are a big part of this.

Great Gatherings:
This year we are introduce another way to support SNG that allows you to pick up a new skill, meet neighbors and have a memorable experience. Our Great Gatherings are a diverse set of ticketed events hosted by Seward Neighbors that range from a soap making workshop to a guided tour of the MIA by an exhibiting artist!

Pre-sign up for great gatherings!
Links coming soon!

Buy Tickets:
Tickets are $25 in advance, and $30 at the door! Feel free to buy your tickets today HERE.

Please reach out to Sam at sam@sng.org if you have any specific needs!

Commercial Vehicle Parking Meeting

Discuss the proposed commercial vehicle parking ordinance changes for the city of Minneapolis.

January 29th, 6- 7:30 PM at Matthews Park, 2318 29th Ave. S.

Semi Truck Meeting

Seward Montessori Bookfair & Bakesale

Seward FULL

New Crosswalk Connecting Seward Towers and Triangle Park

The new signaled mid-block crosswalk connecting Seward Towers West to their green-space and playground, Triangle Park, is up and running! It is located on the 25th Avenue/26th Avenue “S” curve in front of the Seward Towers West
entrance.

Because the neighborhood never gave up for 20 years, we finally got this
crosswalk!

Thanks to Redesign, SNG Community Development Committee and Minneapolis Pubic Works.

photos from the Grand Opening Celebration 12/19/2019. © Liza Davitch