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.
We are now recruiting students for the 2023 program year! Now in its eighth year, Capitol Pathways is a paid policy internship program for college students in Minnesota who identify as Black, Indigenous, or people of color (BIPOC).
Register today for the first EDTalks event of our 10th anniversary season featuring The Collaborative Affect and Dr. Jackie Vertigan. On October 27, our program will feature two dynamic presentations followed by time for audience Q & A with our presenters.
If you work in policy in Minnesota, you can be part of this program by hosting an intern for the 2023 legislative session.
By the time Capitol Pathways alum Maddie Geschu (they/them) was into their college career, they knew they had a heart for public service, working for people, and building community.
The Citizens League is excited to share our 2021-2022 impact report with our community of supporters and friends.
Join us on Thursday, September 29, 2022 at 2:30 p.m. for this FREE webinar as we have a candid conversation exploring shared challenges and opportunities facing Emergency Medical Services in rural and urban areas.
In 2021, the Citizens League was selected by the City of Saint Paul to lead a Community-First Public Safety Commission. The commission helped shape Saint Paul’s continued work to take a holistic and sustainable approach to building safer outcomes in its neighborhoods.
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.
2023 Civic Celebration
Join the Citizens League’s annual Civic Celebration, an annual event to honor the courageous leadership and dedicated public service of extraordinary Minnesotans.