Hundreds of community leaders have enrolled in the Neighborhood Leadership Program since it began in 1995. There's no typical candidate from our program: Our alumni range from young adults to seniors and enter the program at all stages of their lives, and they go on to use their leadership skills in a variety of ways.
They do have one common characteristic: They wanted to make a difference.


Participants have come from formal and informal organizations and from a wide variety of roles in our community, including:
  • AmeriCorps Promise Fellows and Vista Programs
  • Aurora St. Anthony Neighborhood Development Corporation
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Twin Cities
  • Breakthrough Saint Paul
  • Center for Global Environment at Hamline University
  • Community of Peace Academy
  • Dayton’s Bluff Elementary School
  • District 1 Planning Council
  • District 2 Planning Council
  • District 6 Planning Council
  • District 7 Planning Council
  • Girl Scouts - St. Croix Valley
  • Greater Minnesota Housing Fund
  • Hill Murray High School
  • Hmong American Partnership
  • Joyce Preschool
  • Karen Community of Minnesota
  • Keystone Community Services
  • Metropolitan State University Library
  • Minnesota Literacy Council
  • MN Child Care Resource and Referral Network
  • MORE Multicultural School for Empowerment
  • Neighborhood House
  • People Enhancing People
  • Prosperity Campaign
  • Ramsey County Department of Public Health
  • Resources for Child Caring
  • St. Paul Police Department
  • St. Paul Promise Neighborhood
  • St. Paul Public Housing
  • Stepping Stone Theatre
  • Vietnamese Social Services
  • Volunteers of America
  • West Side ECFE
  • Wilder Square Cooperative High-rise
  • Wilder Youth Leadership Initiative
  • YMCA of Greater St. Paul

 Quick Links


 Victoria Campoverde


​"I Didn't Know I Was a Leader"

Victoria Campoverde is a graduate of  the first Latino Leadership Program. Now she is a facilitator of the program, and it's just one of many ways Victoria is involved in her community. Read more.



 Christopher Melendez


​"He Just Saw Something He Wanted to Change"


Christopher Melendez, a member of the 2012-2013 Leadership Cohort, co-founded a youth group after voicing concerns about teen behavior in his  neighborhood. Read more.