2020 Civic Engagement Calendar

We need YOU to exercise your POWER this year. A better Minnesota depends on it.

2020 Census Day

Wednesday, April 1

Make sure you’re counted in the decennial census. Why? Your response matters. It helps determine how $1.5 trillion federal dollars are spent in your community—on roads, healthcare, schools, social services, and more. It also affects political representation. Undercounted=underfunded & underrepresented.  

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  • Brian Coyle
  • Community Health
  • Family Services
  • Food Access
  • North Market
  • Oak Park
  • People
  • Pillsbury House
  • Place
  • Prosperity
  • Uncategorized
  • Waite House

Our impact in 2020

2020 was not normal. Two pandemics bore down on our community, bringing hardship we could hardly have imagined. One was a virus that isolated, sickened, and killed. The other was the plague of systemic racism, embodied in the horrendous murder

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Pillsbury United Launches Justice Built Communities Initiative

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (May 25, 2021) – Pillsbury United Communities (Pillsbury United), an agency with a 140-year legacy of recognizing and amplifying the assets and aspirations of the communities living in historically underinvested neighborhoods across Minneapolis, today announced the launch of

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Data science, human services elevated within Pillsbury United leadership

Pillsbury United Communities is pleased to announce several key moves in the agency’s executive leadership team, including the creation of a new executive-level position centered around data science and evaluation. Tsega Tamene has stepped into the newly established role of

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Food shelves meeting the challenge of COVID-19

As we reach the first anniversary of COVID lockdowns, it’s worth looking back at the vital response of our food shelves at Brian Coyle Center and Waite House—and the huge efforts they’ve undertaken to show up for the communities that

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Jihan Rashid named Director of Community Health Worker Hub

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Pillsbury United Communities has named Jihan Rashid as Director of Community Health Worker Hub. In this role, Jihan will oversee the agency’s Community Health Worker Hub, a new initiative aimed at elevating the role of community health

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Inside hydroponic farming at North Market

If you’ve visited North Market recently, you may have noticed a new neighbor in our parking lot. In partnership with Freight Farms, we’ve installed a hydroponic farm on-site, providing a year-round growing environment that will supply North Market shoppers with

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Summer 2020: youth programs by the numbers

Summer 2020—and our agency’s summer youth programs—have officially wrapped up. As you can expect in light of a post-COVID world, programming these past few months has looked quite different compared to summers past. Yet despite the added challenges of navigating

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Intersecting People, Place, and Prosperity

The Upstream Imperative, Volume 5 This article is part of “The Upstream Imperative,” a series exploring the challenges and opportunities facing the social services sector. By Adair Mosley, President and CEO, Pillsbury United Communities What future do we see for

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What we need from you now

The compounding effects of intersectional oppression are prominently on display right now. We have an uncontrolled pandemic, on top of the longtime public health crisis that is institutionalized racism. Our democracy is under threat. People are unhoused in record numbers.

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Minnesota Primary Election

Tuesday, August 11

Take part in another primary election by selecting the local candidates you believe should be on the ballot in the November general election. 

General Election

Tuesday, November 3

Your vote=your voice. Use it! Choose the candidate(s) you want to represent you for the following offices: President of the United States, U.S. Senate, U.S. House, State Senate, State House, State Supreme Court, and the Intermediate Appellate Court.