The Latest from the League
It’s an honor and privilege to serve as the new Executive Director of the Citizens League – and as I wrap up my first week on the job, I’m feeling deeply inspired by the opportunities that lie ahead.
The Citizens League is excited to share our 2022-2023 impact report with highlights of our current work, recent community events, and ways we are co-creating unique spaces for bringing different perspectives together and finding great solutions.
It is with great excitement that we announce Citizens League’s next executive director, Jake Loesch. After a thorough hiring process, Jake emerged as the top candidate and was unanimously approved by our board of directors.
September 27, 2023: We invite friends, supporters, and community members to gather for a meet & greet event with Citizens League staff, board, and others!
Ten years at an organization is an impressive feat and something to celebrate. We are excited to share that Jacob Taintor, Citizens League’s Communications and Marketing Specialist, has reached this ten-year anniversary milestone!
We are currently searching for our next Office Operations and Donor Database Coordinator, who will be an integral part of our collaborative and supportive six-member team.
Laura Kisner, who served as our Operations and Database Administrator since March 2022, is moving on! While we are sad to see her go, we are excited for her new adventure as she moves to New York City.
In recognition of our fantastic student interns and in celebration of the only paid internship program in Minnesota that creates a policy career pathway for BIPOC college students, we gather to mark another successful program year.
Sent to the mailboxes of our individual and organizational supporters, our newsletter offers deeper insights into the ways Citizens League is creating unique spaces to bring different perspectives together and find great solutions.
To prepare our students for their journey forward, we welcomed a “What’s Next” session of professionals to share upcoming opportunities for students to explore.
Bittersweet news: Citizens League Executive Director Kate Cimino is moving on. Read more from Citizens League Board Chair Breanna Schafer.
This conversation series bridges the divide between urban & rural Minnesota by exploring our shared challenges and how to design a future that works for our unique communities. Watch the recorded conversations on topics like healthcare, elected office, and more.
While many Capitol Pathways interns have been at the Capitol for their internships during the session, for the first time this year, our Capitol Pathways students gathered as a cohort together at the Capitol late last week.
“It is essential and urgent that people of color have access to decision-making spaces to craft policies,” says Capitol Pathways student Amanda De Souza. Read our Capitol Pathways Spotlight.
Meet Jesus Gonzalez Ruiz, a 2nd year student at Concordia College studying finance and accounting. Through Capitol Pathways, he is interning with Center for Rural Policy and Development.
Join us for our final Capitol Pathways social of the year! Friends, hosts, and Capitol Pathways students will gather in the L’Etoile du Nord Vault Room at the Minnesota State Capitol on Friday, April 14, from 1pm-2pm.