The Latest from the League
June 8: Join our Capitol Pathways Celebration
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.
The Latest from the League: Spring Newsletter 2023
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.
Capitol Pathways Cohort Meeting Recap: Learning About What’s Next
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.
Announcement: Executive Director Transition
Bittersweet news: Citizens League Executive Director Kate Cimino is moving on. Read more from Citizens League Board Chair Breanna Schafer.
Watch now: Urban-Rural Conversations
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.
Photos: Capitol Pathways Social at the State Capitol
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.
Capitol Pathways Student Spotlight: Amanda de Souza
“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.
Capitol Pathways Student Spotlight: Jesus Gonzalez Ruiz
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.
Friday, April 14: Last Capitol Pathways Social
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.
Thanks for an amazing Civic Celebration!
Thanks to all who could join us for the annual Civic Celebration! View event photos and videos now.
Capitol Pathways Student Spotlight: Melody Her
Highlighting Capitol Pathways student Melody Her, a 3rd year St. Catherine University student interning at St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce this Spring 2023.
Capitol Pathways Students Gather for First Meeting and Social
Our Capitol Pathways program continues as the students finally meet each other in person, and others, during the recent cohort meeting and social. Thanks to all students, alumni, supporters, and others who could make it to our first social of this program year.
Meet the 2023 Capitol Pathways cohort
Coinciding with Minnesota’s 2023 legislative session, a new program year has begun, providing an immersive, hands-on policy experience.
Your year-end support is needed!
There has never been a more important time to show your support of coming together to find common ground, for the common good. If you’re able, please consider a gift today.
Citizens League Report: Serving in Elected Office
Read our new report on why people run, decline to run, remain serving, or step down from office, and the impact on local government.
Watch now: Run, Serve, and Lead: What it’s really like to serve in local elected office
This online event on in December 2022 highlighted findings of a new Citizens League report interviewing candidates and elected officials from all around the Twin Cities metro area and its suburbs.