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We’ve made great strides engaging residents, businesses and experts with the promise of an African American cultural enterprise district connected by a community land bridge. Let’s keep up the momentum. Let’s make some noise so we can build a bridge to better.

Join us at these upcoming events to connect, celebrate and learn how we can build a bridge to better, together.

march 2024

Location:
Pilgrim Baptist Church

732 Central Ave W

Saint Paul, MN 55104

 

A Restored Rondo: What is Restorative Development?

March 27, 2024 || 5:00PM – 9:00PM

Join us on Wednesday, March 27th, at Pilgrim Baptist Church for the first event of “A Restored Rondo,” a community engagement series aimed at deeper discussions into the concept of restorative development and how the framework is implemented into ReConnect Rondo’s work. 

 

Past ReConnect Rondo Activities
  • February 22: Rethinking I-94 hearing: RCR project update
  • February 1: Rondo Night
  • December 14: Neighborhood Restorative Development Area Planning Session
  • November 11: Elder’s Brunch
  • October 11-14: Reconnecting Communities Summit
  • September 9: Selby Jazz Fest
  • August 21: Community Neighborhood Planning Session
  • August 10: Jazz in Action
  • July 24: Coffee & Conversation with Keith (topic: Anti-Displacement & Community Investment)
  • July 22: V-Fest
  • July 22: ReConnect Rondo Elders Brunch
  • July 20: Slow Roll – Underground Railroad Tour
  • July 15: Taste of Rondo Block Party
  • July 13: Jazz in Action
  • July 8: Elders Brunch (45 participants)
  • June 22: Slow Roll & Family Dinner (over 75 participants)
  • June 19: Rondo Juneteenth Block Party (over 100 participants)
  • January 12: An evening to celebrate, honor, and reimagine at the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
  • Through October 24: 120 Coffee with Keith conversations at Golden Thyme Coffee.
  • September 14: 65 Zoom attendees for Metro State Lunch & Learn event
  • September 10: approximately 400 visitors & conversations at Selby Ave Jazz Fest
  • August 25: Intro to Team & Technical Studies Presentation & Dinner (over 125 participants)
  • August 21: Central Honors Philando (over 60 conversations)
  • August 7: Little Africa Festival (over 200 conversations)
  • July 30: V-Fest (over 100 conversations)
  • Saturdays, July 16 – August 13: Elders Brunch (over 150 participants)
  • Thursdays, July 14 – August 11: Slow Roll & Family Dinner (over 150 participants)
  • June 19: Rondo Juneteenth Block Party (over 75 participants)
  • October 14-25: Rondo Community Library Sessions (over 50 participants)
  • September 11: Selby Jazz Fest (over 400 conversations)
  • July 7: Virtual Town Hall Meeting (over 80 participants)
  • June 10-29: 4P Funding Model exploration (58 experts from various fields and community members)
  • June 2-3: Community Benefits Workshops (40 participants)
  • May 24-27: Listen & Learn Zoom Meetings (120 participants)
  • April: Mass Mailing (9,000 postcards to all Rondo households and businesses in Summit University/Frogtown area)
  • February 2: Legislative Action (testified to the Minnesota House Transportation Policy Committee)

Together, we will create an African American cultural enterprise district connected by a community land bridge.​

ReConnect Rondo Technical Advisory Team:

  • David Juliff, Be Civil, Inc.
  • Khani Sahebjam, SRF Consulting Group
  • John Maczko, SRF Consulting Group
  • Kent Arhenholtz, Kaskaskia Engineering Group
  • Brenda Thomas, KLJ, Inc
  • Marcus Thomas, Bolton & Menk
  • Scott McBride, Bolton & Menk
  • Marcell Walker, Bolton & Menk
  • Veronica Burt, 600 Strategies, Inc.
  • Björgvin Sævarsson, YORTH Group
  • Katie Eggers, YORTH Group
  • Jim Erkel, Retired Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy (MCEA)
  • Brian Isaacson, Ramsey County
  • Diem Van Groth, Strategic Consultant