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 5: Join us virtually or in person for a discussion on mental health issues facing people across Minnesota.
We are thrilled to welcome these six civic, business, and community leaders to the Citizens League Board of Directors!
Join us for our first Capitol Pathways social of the year!
An evening to celebrate, get together, and be inspired by the leadership that makes Minnesota thrive.
Join us January 17 for an online panel conversation about ongoing challenges facing child care in Minnesota’s rural and urban settings.
Watch now: Interconnected — The Journey to meaningful workforce participation among Southwest Minnesota graduates
Learn from this insightful panel discussion exploring a new report tracking the trends and career paths among high school graduates in Southwest Minnesota.
This conversation series – hosted by the Center for Rural Policy and Development and the Citizens League – bridges the divide between urban & rural Minnesota by exploring our shared challenges and how to design a future that works for our unique communities. All discussions are recorded and can be listened to and viewed online.
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.
Throughout the summer and fall of 2022, we sought out perspectives of those who have been asked to serve, those currently serving, and those running for local office in the Twin Cities Metro Area. Learn about what we heard.
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.
2024 Civic Celebration
Join us and hundreds of your fellow Minnesotans — a diverse array of civic leaders, policy makers, and community builders — for an evening to celebrate the people and ideas that make our state unique.