Mapping Prejudice: A History of Racial Covenants in the Nokomis Area

In Minneapolis and in particular the neighborhoods surrounding Lake Nokomis, racial covenant restrictions served as powerful obstacles for people of color seeking safe and affordable housing. They also limited access to community resources like parks and schools. Racial covenants dovetailed with redlining and predatory lending practices to depress homeownership rates for African Americans. Racial covenants […]

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Run for a Board Seat at NENA’s Annual Meeting (4/25)

Congratulations to our new and reelected Board Members. Elizabeth Brophey, Jessica Crotteau, Jerome Evans, Ed Hegener, Danielle Isaacson, Kyle Tornow, Jessica Tupper and Mike Welch! The NENA members will elect Board of Directors members at its Annual Election and Meal on Thursday, April 25, 2019. Seats up for Election & Candidate Applications:Keewaydin (One 2-Year Seat)Ed HugenerAshley TappMinnehaha (One 2-Year Seat + […]

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NENA Approves Bylaws Revision

Update: Bylaw revision approved by the General Membership at the Annual Meeting on April 25, 2019.In April 2020, NENA plans to conduct its regular Board of Director Elections with the addition of early and absentee voting. To allow for this change, NENA’s Bylaws will need to be revised with approval of the Board of Directors […]

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NENA Welcomes New Community Organizer

NENA is thrilled to announce the newest addition to our staff! Asha Ahmed joined us in March as our second Community Organizer. She will be working on NENA’s community building initiatives in the Bossen Terrace area, including renters rights, access to Bossen Field and park programming, and active living and access to healthy food projects […]

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NENA Seeking Candidates for Somali-Speaking Community Organizer Position

The Nokomis East Neighborhood Association (NENA) is a growing community-based nonprofit organization serving four unique, welcoming neighborhoods with over 14,700 residents and dozens of businesses in the southeast corner of Minneapolis. NENA is dedicated to bettering the quality of life and building a sense of community pride by sponsoring actions which help our environment, businesses […]

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South Minneapolis Green Fair

Save the Date – South Minneapolis Green Fair (4/13)

Make a commitment to environmental sustainability part of 2019! Cut your carbon footprint, reduce your impact on landfills, keep local plants and animals thriving, care for our lakes and streams by making some simple adjustments to your personal habits. This free, family-friendly event is for all who are interested in cultivating an environmentally sustainable lifestyle. […]

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