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.

Each year for the past decade, Minnesotans have gathered for an evening to recognize what makes our state unique: An enduring civic culture, innovative leadership, and a commitment to find solutions that work for everyone. At the Civic Celebration, we honor those whose work has inspired, challenged, and transformed the wider community.

On March 18, 2021, the Citizens League will hold its annual Civic Celebration honoring community volunteer, Phyllis Rawls Goff, and former Chairman of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, Charles R. Vig.

Recent News

Current Work

Saint Paul Community-First Public Safety Commission

The Citizens League has been selected by the City of Saint Paul to lead a Community-First Public Safety Commission. The commission will help 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.

Metro Transit Safety Conversation

The Metropolitan Council has selected the Citizens League to help in a first phase of a larger project by facilitating a regional safety conversation – for customers, transit operators, business owners, employees, our neighbors near transit stops and stations, community leaders, and members of the broader regional community.

Events


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.

Monday, March 8, 2021
When Words are Walls: Understanding the Legacy of Racial Covenants in our Communities

Join host Tom Weber and guest Kirsten Delegard from Mapping Prejudice to dive deep into how racial covenant policies have made a lasting impact, and what can be done to shape a more inclusive future.


Thursday, March 18, 2021
2021 Civic Celebration

Our annual evening celebrating Minnesota’s unique civic tradition returns on Thursday, March 18, 2021!


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