The Latest from the League
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.
Thanks to all who could join us for the annual Civic Celebration! View event photos and videos now.
Highlighting Capitol Pathways student Melody Her, a 3rd year St. Catherine University student interning at St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce this Spring 2023.
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.
Coinciding with Minnesota’s 2023 legislative session, a new program year has begun, providing an immersive, hands-on policy experience.
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.
Read our new report on why people run, decline to run, remain serving, or step down from office, and the impact on local government.