Livability & Safety
We desire a safe and livable neighborhood. Knowing your neighbors and supporting local businesses can help. We also believe more City, County, and State resources are needed to support communities disproportionately affected by crime.
You're Already Connected
Learn more about starting and nurturing a cooperative in this series of virtual trainings presented by Nexus Community Partners in partnership with PPNA.
Nexus Community Partners and PPNA extend our thanks to everyone who participated in the trainings offered throughout April 2023!
Mutual Aid and Cooperatives – roots that continue to grow
April 13th from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Pre Cooperative Work – resources and community connections
April 20th from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Spark a light, Start a Fire – next steps on the Cooperative Journey
April 27th from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
All training sessions were held on Zoom.
Scroll down to check out recaps, presentations and recordings!
MEET THE FACILITATOR
Cooperative Finance Developer - Worker Owner at Nexus Community Partners
I have been working in cooperatives in Minnesota for 25 years in a wide range of roles, from front of house retail to construction to cooperative consulting. In all of my endeavors, the thread has been working to connect communities to each other through common cause. This has been framed for me as a shared economy that questions the normative culture of the unequal exploitation of labor. Rather than focus on what is wrong, cooperatives look to inspire a shared sense of success and equity among community members within the cooperative. When done well, cooperatives celebrate the unique contributions of individuals while challenging assumptions about how we perpetuate destructive myths around gender, race, and class. I am so excited to be a part of Nexus and look forward to learning from my peers who continue to inspire me with their vast knowledge of community wealth building, leadership, and development of strategic partnerships!
When not at work, I like to spend time with my wife and our daughter and two dogs, all while making food, growing food, sharing food and arguing about who is doing the dinner dishes.