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.
Learn a little bit more about Capitol Pathways student Raniya Yimam, a 2nd year student at the Minneapolis Community and Technical College on her way to a double-major in public health and public policy.read more
March 15: Get to know our 2019 cohort! Each month, students gather for a cohort-wide meeting and social to follow.read more
Evolve engages people in making our communities better. The class helps you focus your energies, build your skills and connect with a network of others who share your interest in making a difference.read more
We are convening an independent study committee to answer key questions surrounding a minimum wage ordinance in the City of Saint Paul. Their charge will be to review previous scoping work, review other relevant research, agree on findings and conclusions from this effort, and finally, develop and put forward recommendations for a minimum wage ordinance to the City.
Minnesota’s 65+ population is increasing dramatically. As individuals, partners and families plan for life changes that are inevitable, we ask: What does home look like as we age? We’re here to help with the conversations and next steps as Minnesotans plan for the future.
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.
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. Event series’ include Policy and a Pint™, Mind Opener and EDTalks.