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.
March 16, 2023: Join our annual event to honor the courageous leadership and dedicated public service of these extraordinary Minnesotans.
With great enthusiasm, the Citizens League Board of Directors has unanimously approved three new members to join the Board of Directors in 2023! We are excited to welcome this group to our all-volunteer board.
We are now recruiting students for the 2023 program year! Now in its eighth year, Capitol Pathways is a paid policy internship program for college students in Minnesota who identify as Black, Indigenous, or people of color (BIPOC).
Register today for the first EDTalks event of our 10th anniversary season featuring The Collaborative Affect and Dr. Jackie Vertigan. On October 27, our program will feature two dynamic presentations followed by time for audience Q & A with our presenters.
If you work in policy in Minnesota, you can be part of this program by hosting an intern for the 2023 legislative session.
By the time Capitol Pathways alum Maddie Geschu (they/them) was into their college career, they knew they had a heart for public service, working for people, and building community.
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.
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.
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.
2023 Civic Celebration
Join the Citizens League’s annual Civic Celebration, an annual event to honor the courageous leadership and dedicated public service of extraordinary Minnesotans.