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Find out what ReConnect Rondo has been up to lately. See what progress has been made in our collective efforts to reverse racial disparities in Minnesota. Think about how you can support this restorative movement in the Rondo community.

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ReConnect Rondo releases position paper for Rethinking I-94 alternatives

For Immediate Release June 18, 2024 Media Inquiries Tim Hunt 651.242.4959 ReConnect Rondo releases Position Paper regarding Rethinking I-94 alternatives Saint Paul, Minn—On June 14, 2024, ReConnect Rondo (RCR), a community-driven organization dedicated to preserving and revitalizing the historic Rondo neighborhood, submitted an official position paper to the Minnesota

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ReConnect Rondo issues statement regarding 2024 Reconnecting Communities and Neighborhoods Grant

For Immediate Release March 15, 2024 Media Inquiries Tim Hunt 651-242-4959 ReConnect Rondo’s statement regarding the 2024 Reconnecting Communities and Neighborhoods Grant Program Awardees Saint Paul, Minn—In 2023, ReConnect Rondo was 1 of 4 non-profit organizations nationwide to receive an inaugural grant award from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment &

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ReConnect Rondo hosting summit on Thursday

By Bill Keller, FOX 9. Originally broadcast October 12, 2023. St. Paul’s Rondo neighborhood was split in half when Interstate 94 was built decades ago. Now, the push to Reconnect Rondo continues, with a groundbreaking meeting scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 12. FOX 9’s Bill Keller has the details.

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ReConnect Rondo to host first Reconnecting Communities Summit

For Immediate Release: September 18, 2023 Media inquires: Tim Hunt 651-242-4959 Saint Paul, Minn — The first-ever convening of communities divided by the federal highway system will happen in St. Paul, MN from October 12-14. The Reconnecting Communities Summit will gather leaders from across the nation and is part

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No, a land bridge over I-94 wouldn’t be too expensive to build

By Kyle Stokes, MinnPost. Originally published March 1, 2023. A proposal to build a land bridge over Interstate 94 in St. Paul — physically reconnecting a once-vibrant, historically-Black neighborhood torn in two by the freeway’s construction — took a step forward this week. The nonprofit organization ReConnect Rondo and U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum, D-4th, announced

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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