The Latest from the League
Citizens League’s Annual Community Gathering
We invite friends, supporters, and community members to gather for a meet & greet event with Citizens League staff, board, and others!
Capitol Pathways Spotlight: Ileana Mejia, Host
As we prepare for next year’s Capitol Pathways internship program, we are highlighting the students, hosts, and alumni that contribute to this program’s success.
Get Involved: Seeking new board members
The Citizens League is seeking 2-3 new board members for three-year terms beginning January 1, 2023.
Capitol Pathways End of Session Celebration
Thanks to all who joined us to celebrate the conclusion of the seventh year of Capitol Pathways! View photos and video from the event.
Best wishes, Sarah!
Sarah Stout Miller, Development Director, is moving on from the League
Capitol Pathways Spotlight: Abdihamid Badri, 2019 Alum
To Abdihamid, Capitol Pathways is unique and critical because it centers the experiences of students of color and acknowledges the barriers they face when entering the policy space. Read more about his Capitol Pathways experience.
Capitol Pathways Spotlight: Jess Lindeen
As we celebrate another successful year of the Capitol Pathways Program—the only paid internship program in the state that opens a policy career pathway for BIPOC college students— we ask you to join us in investing in the next generation of civic leaders.
Capitol Pathways Spotlight: Co-Founder Juventino Meza
Juventino Meza, co-founder of Capitol Pathways, tells us what he’s learned about this policy internship program over the years.
Watch Now: How Do I Talk to My Neighbor Again?
How can we have conversations within our communities, even as we hold different viewpoints? Watch the discussion now with Minister JaNaé Bates and University of Minnesota Associate Dean of the Social Sciences Howard Lavine.
EDTalks: Four Youth Voices on Adult + Student Partnerships for Equitable Education
Register today for our April 26 EDTalks with four amazing young leaders: Walter Cortina, Kyra Hughes-Bester, Jamya Cusic and Octivious Doe.
Capitol Pathways Student Spotlight: Alejandro Cáceres-Aranda
Learn more about Capitol Pathways intern Alejandro Cáceres-Aranda, a junior at Minnesota State University, Mankato studying Political Science and Spanish.
Reframing Caregiving: A Guide for More Inclusive and Effective 21st Century Caregiving
The Citizens League, with Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, Minnesota Design Center and University of Minnesota Institute of Community Integration, collaborated on the pressing issue of individuals who find themselves ‘sandwiched’ between caring for both elders and young children also known as Sandwich Caregiving.
Watch Now: Building Understanding Between Rural & Urban Communities
Watch the latest Interconnected conversation on exploring shared challenges and opportunities in both rural and urban areas.
Join Us to Celebrate Inspiring Civic Leaders
Hundreds joined us for an evening to honor the leadership of Joan Growe and the late Kao Ly Ilean Her. View event photos and our honoree videos.
We are excited to introduce you to the newest member of the Citizens League team, Laura Kisner!
EDTalks: Creating Space and Support for Young People to Thrive
March 28, 2022: Join us to learn about supporting the educational needs of Fosters and creating anti-racist “third spaces” for all young people.