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Keystone Community Services

West Seventh Community Center Merges with Keystone Community Services

West Seventh Community Center has merged with Keystone Community Services as approved by the board of directors at both organizations, effective April 1, 2015.  “Keystone and West Seventh share similar missions, values and history as well as similar kinds of services and models of service delivery and thus are well-positioned to merge,” said Eric Nyberg, President of Keystone.  Read More »

Better Together Retreat

The youth have already been hard at work preparing for the retreat. The GGAL and YLI leaders have met twice to discuss our vision for the retreat and to organize a fundraiser. The fundraiser, where we cooked and sold our cultural food at Wilder, raised $400 to support the retreat. This success represents the power that collaboration can create. We have much more to learn from each other and are off to a great start! Read More »

East Side Arts Council's Busy December

East Side Arts Council (ESAC) is a multi-discipline community arts organization located on the East Side of St. Paul. ESAC provides year-round programming that celebrates the diversity of its neighborhood, links to learning in schools and community centers, and builds appreciation of the arts in the underserved, economically challenged East Side of St. Paul. Read More »
651 Youth for Justice Seeks To Tackle Racial Equity

651 Youth for Justice Seeks To Tackle Racial Equity

A new leader is emerging in St. Paul’s youth driven educational equity work: 651 Youth for Justice.  651 Youth for Justice is facilitated by Saint Paul Public Schools Community Education Youth Development program but looks toward youth and partner organizations to be leaders and facilitators. Read More »

Lights On Afterschool

Lights On Afterschool is the only nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, families and communities. Read More »

Harvesting Youth Success: Youth Outdoors with Conservation Corps

"It is definitely apparent that we can, and do, make a difference in natural environments in the urban communities we live in. " Read More »

A Summer Tradition: Day at Lake Phalen

Fishing in your own neighborhood, geocaching, harmonica-making, Double Dutch jumping -- what more could you want out of a summer afternoon? Read More »

Routes and Recipes: Navigating Saint Paul’s Learning Opportunities

It’s one thing to have quality youth programs in the city; it’s another thing making sure youth have access to those experiences. Read More »

Celebrating Program Improvement: Data Journey Stories from the Network

Reflecting on the triumphs and obstacles of the past year's Activator Improvement Cycle Read More »
Enough Talk, More Action: CLUES YA!

Enough Talk, More Action: CLUES YA!

There’s a lot of talk about the achievement gap, the opportunity gap, the empowerment gap. Talk’s not cutting it for these students; it’s all about action—Youth in Action. Read More »