Community Relations

Key Priorities:

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with community organizations and leaders
  • Actively participate in collaborations focused on strengthening the Cedar‐Riverside Neighborhood
  • Help identify and coordinate value‐added opportunities for engagement by Augsburg with the community
  • Initiate efforts to creatively use Augsburg’s institutional resources to contribute to the health and vitality of our neighborhoods

Build and maintain strong relationships with community organizations and leaders

  • West Bank Community Coalition
  • West Bank Business Association
  • Cedar‐Riverside Neighborhood Revitalization Program
  • West Bank Community Development Corporation
  • African Development Center
  • People’s Center
  • Pillsbury United Communities – Brian Coyle Center
  • Confederation of Somali Communies
  • Seward Neighborhood Group
  • Seward Redesign
  • Seward Civic and Commerce Association

Actively participate in collaborations focused on strengthening the Cedar‐Riverside Neighborhood

  • Cedar-Riverside Partnership: Augsburg, University of MN, Fairview, City of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, West Bank Business Association, West Bank Community Coalition, Cedar‐Riverside NRP, African Development Center, Pillsbury United Communities.
  • University District Alliance: 5 neighborhoods surrounding the University of MN – Cedar‐Riverside

Help identify and coordinate value‐added opportunities for engagement by Augsburg with the community

  • Part of the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship
  • Examples include
    • Service learning projects;
    • Engagement by faculty/community based research;
    • Bonner Community Leaders Program;
    • Volunteerism

Use of facilities Initiative efforts to creatively use Augsburg’s institutional resources to contribute to the health and vitality of our neighborhoods

  • Purchasing
  • Investing
  • Hiring
  • Facilities
  • Housing

For more information, please contact Steve Peacock at 612-330-1583 or peacock@augsburg.edu.


Community Relations in the News

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