Common Ground.
Common Good.

The Citizens League is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that empowers people to engage in civic life and public policy to make Minnesota a better place to live and work for everyone.

Recent News

Now Hiring: Director of Development

Now Hiring: Director of Development

The Citizens League is currently searching for our next Director of Development, who will be a key senior staff member on our six-person team. Learn more about this position, and how to apply.

Capitol Pathways Spotlight: Abdihamid Badri, 2019 Alum

Capitol Pathways Spotlight: Abdihamid Badri, 2019 Alum

To Abdihamid, Capitol Pathways is unique and critical because it centers the experiences of students of color and acknowledges the barriers they face when entering the policy space. Read more about his Capitol Pathways experience.

Current Work

Saint Paul Community-First Public Safety Commission

In 2021, the Citizens League was selected by the City of Saint Paul to lead a Community-First Public Safety Commission. The commission helped shape Saint Paul’s continued work to take a holistic and sustainable approach to building safer outcomes in its neighborhoods. 

Capitol Pathways

With the long-term goal of making our government truly representative of our communities, the program opens access to the Minnesota Capitol to the next generation of leaders of color. Through this program, interns build relationships with established Capitol leaders, gain exposure to various kinds of careers in policy, get real-world experience in career fields they would like to learn more about and build a strong professional resume in the process.

Local Government Candidate Project

Through the summer of 2022, the Citizens League is seeking to understand the dynamics and decisions that are shaping individuals’ choices to run for, remain serving, or step down from elected office.


The Citizens League hosts forums for civil discussion across Minnesota. Our event series includes events that are open to the public, member-only and workplace events to help inform and engage Minnesotans on important policy and civic leadership discussions.

Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Citizens League’s Annual Community Gathering

We invite friends, supporters, and community members to gather for a meet & greet event with Citizens League staff, board, and others!

Citizens League
400 Robert St N, Suite 1820
St. Paul, MN 55101
(651) 293-0575