Neighborhood Leadership Program
Partner: The Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
The Minnesota Historical Society and the Wilder Foundation worked with new groups of existing and emerging community leaders in the fall and winter of 2011 and 2012 to enhance their ability to act on important community issues. During each six-month program, 30 participants explored neighborhood involvement and developed leadership skills to take effective community action. Through visits to the Minnesota History Center, participants learned about the diverse history of St. Paul and also all of the resources the Minnesota Historical Society has to offer. Participants learned how understanding the history of their community will improve communication with community members, framing of community issues and goals and strategies for creating change.
History Partnerships. $1,500,000 the first year and $1,500,000 the second year are for partnerships involving multiple organizations, which may include the Minnesota Historical Society, to preserve and enhance access to Minnesota's history and cultural heritage in all regions of the state.