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Seward Neighborhood Group

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Causes: Community & Neighborhood Development, Economic Development

Mission: Seward neighborhood group was established in 1960 to make seward a better place to live, work, and play and is recognized by the city of minneapolis as the official citizen participation organization within this neighborhood.

Programs: Community organizing is a key function of sng. Community organizing, funded primarily by the city of minneapolis through its cpp program, includes publicizing and holding community meetings focused on neighborhood development issues such as variances and licensing, neighborhood safety concerns, resident and business relationships, infrastructure and other issues that arise in seward.

restorative justice. As a voluntary alternative to court for youth offenders, the seward longfellow restorative justice program seeks to repair harm by involving the victim, offender, and community in solutions that promote healing, accountability, and reconciliation.

program services that enhance and strengthen the seward community. These programs included annual spring garage sales days, winter frolic and arts festival, biennial fall festival, quarterly publication distributed to all residences and businesses in seward, and the activities of the community development, community building, environment, history, and crime and safety committees.

seward towers. Provided community facilitation services to over 800 residents of two affordable housing buildings that are home to a significant population of east african immigrants. Services included support of resident governance, recruitment and training of resident volunteers, advocacy for residents with building management and the seward towers board of directors and implementation of programs that build community within each building and promote integration of residents into the wider neighborhood.

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