North Minneapolis neighborhood beat


Shingle Creek
The Shingle Creek Neighborhood Association (SCNA) will hold a board meeting 5:30-8pm Tuesday March 13 at Creekview Park 5001 Humboldt Ave. N. For more information: Amy Lusenbrink 763-561-1616 or

The Victory Neighborhood Organization will host a neighborhood meeting 7-9pm Wednesday March 28 St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church at 4301 Thomas Ave. N. For more information; Debbie Nelson 612-529-9558 or

The Cleveland Neighborhood Association board meetings are held every third Thursday of each month. This month’s meeting is from 7-9pm Monday March 16 at Lucy Craft Laney School 3333 Penn Ave. N. For more information: Debbie Nelson 612-588-1155 or

School to Prison Pipeline
The Community Justice Project will host a one day conference “How are the Children? Part V: From the Classroom to the Courtroom- Exploring a Child’s Journey Through the Justice System at The University of St Thomas Law School from 8:30-4:00pm. The cost is $25.00 and includes lunch and snacks. For more information: Nekima Levy-Pounds, Esq. Associate Professor of Law and Director, Community Justice Project (CJP) University of St. Thomas School of Law 651-962-4959 or

Clothing Closet
Most needed now: kids’ clothes and winter coats. North United Methodist Church, 4350 Fremont Ave. N. has a clothing closet on the first, second, third Saturday of each month, 9:00am-noon and the first Monday of each month, 6-8pm. Mobile Loaves and Fishes Free Meal at 6:30pm will also be available.. Information: 612-522-4497. No charge – donations accepted.

Get Ready for College
The Minnesota Office of Higher Education is pleased to announce the 2012 Summer Academic Enrichment Program; made possible by the Federal College Access Challenge Grant Program. The Summer Academic Enrichment program will provide stipends on a first-come, first-serve basis, to cover all or a portion of the direct cost for students in grades 3-11 to attend eligible summer academic enrichment programs during the summer of 2012. For more information: Nancy B. Walters, Program Manager 651-259-3907 or visit