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Have something to share? Email Kerry Cashman, SNG Community Coordinator, at: kerry@sng.org


Two Job Openings at SNG

SNG is hiring for two positions.  We are looking for a part-time Administrative Assistant and a full time Community Facilitator for the Seward Towers.

Administrative Assistant

Position: 20 hours/week         salary range $15-$17/hour, benefits negotiable


  • Assist Treasurer in day-to-day management of finances.
  • Assist Community Coordinator in maintaining membership database, coordinating volunteers, and supporting neighborhood events and initiatives.
  • Serve as administrative assistant for the Seward Profile Quarterly.
  • Facilitate office operations by serving as liaison with landlord, office partners, and vendors.
  • Maintain regular office hours.

 Skills Desired:

  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Solid organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative with new tasks
  • Experience with (or willingness to learn) various computer programs including Microsoft Office, Quick Books, File Maker Pro, FaceBook, WordPress
  • Sense of humor
  • Willingness to ask questions

Opportunities Provided By Seward Neighborhood Group (SNG):

  • Experience grass roots organizing around a variety of issues
  • Experience how a non-profit, volunteer board of directors function

To apply, submit letter and resume to Kerry Cashman, Community Coordinator, Seward Neighborhood Group at kerry@sng.org by Jan 19, 2017.

Community Facilitator – Seward Towers

The Seward Neighborhood Group (SNG) is hiring a Community Facilitator for Seward Towers, two 320 unit affordable housing buildings located in the Seward neighborhood.


  • Maintain communications with SNG supervisor and Towers management. Attend quarterly SNG staff meetings.
  • Be available to the residents for assistance with their concerns with Seward Towers and its managements at regular hours in each Tower (minimum of 4 hours/week in each building). Provide translation as possible for adults with limited English.
  • Work with building management as well as relocation and construction personnel to maintain clear and consistent communication with residents during final phase of renovation.
  • Assist with monthly resident Discussion Groups by posting notice of meetings, distributing reminder fliers, preparing the agenda, arranging for outside speakers, and following up on issues raised at the meetings.
  • Recruit and support Resident Representatives to the Seward Towers Corporation Board of Directors.
  • Provide support for the weekly Sewing Circles.
  • Promote resident participation in community activities and events outside the Towers.
  • Collaborate with staff and volunteers of other organizations (CommonBond, SNG, Redesign, etc) on projects for the benefit of the residents
  • Keep timesheet of hours worked and assignments completed for each pay period (twice a month).
  • Other tasks as required to complete Community Facilitation Workplan.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Good communications skills and proficiency in English.
  • Ability to relate well with people of all backgrounds and be welcoming to the diverse population of the Towers.
  • Ability to work well independently and follow through on commitments while maintaining good communication with staff and volunteers from partner organizations.
  • Availability to work a flexible schedule.
  • Knowledge of at least one of the following languages is preferred: Somali, Oromo, Amharic.

This is a fulltime position; however, qualified candidates seeking less than fulltime work are welcomed to apply.   Hourly rate $16-$19, depending on qualifications.  SNG provides health insurance and paid vacation and sick time.

To apply, send letter of application and resume including at least two references to admin@sng.org or SNG/Community Facilitator Position, 2323 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55406.  Application deadline is January 4, 2017.


Free readings of new play “queens” at Playwrights’ Center January 9 and 10


Martyna Majok

Playwright Martyna Majok’s work is making a great impact, most recently “Ironbound” at Round House Theatre (where it won the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Original Play) and Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, and “Cost of Living” at Williamstown Theatre Festival and set for its New York debut at Manhattan Theatre Club this season.

Her new play “queens” will receive a development workshop and two public readings at the Playwrights’ Center on Monday, January 9 and Tuesday, January 10 at 7 p.m. as part of the Ruth Easton New Play Series. This series features free public readings of new plays in progress by Playwrights’ Center Core Writers. Readings take place at the Playwrights’ Center, 2301 E. Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis.

Reservations are recommended and can be made at pwcenter.org.

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Winter Frolic Events at Faith Mennonite Church

Event Schedule at Faith Mennonite Church, 2016 Seward Winter Frolic
2720 E. 22nd Street, Mpls 55406

  • 8 Artists at Faith: Saturday Dec 3, 10-5:30 & Sunday Dec 4, 12-5
  • Saturday 10-2:00 — Bake Sale fundraiser
  • Saturday 2-3:00 — Somali weavers demonstration
  • Sunday 2-3:00 — Folksong sing-a-long “Community Sing,” a fun event for the whole family! Free.

Artists at Faith Church 2016

Community Sing

SewardArts.org – Faith Mennonite Church page