We're happy to announce the recipient of our first ever Big Ideas Grant: Trailhead Games. We'll award them with $4,000 towards their Clean Energy Future Game that they'll put on at schools in the neighborhood to educate about decarbonization!
Find out more info about Trailhead Games, and keep an eye out in the next coming weeks for their Clean Energy Future Game!
• Donate your supplies for a school supplies giveaway at Back to School Day at the Whittier Farmers Market on August 26th from 8:30-1pm!
• Drop them off at the Whittier Alliance office (10 E 25th St) Monday-Thursday 9-5pm by Thursday, August 24th.
No supplies to donate?
• Volunteer your time at the event! There are a lot of shifts that need filling. If interested, email email@example.com.
• Donate funds and we'll pick up the supplies!
We need: Backpacks, Pencils, Crayons, Glue Sticks, Tissues, Pink Erasers, Broad Tip Markers, Scissors, Pencil Cases, Wide Ruled Spiral Bound Notebooks, Pocket Folders and Pencil Crayons.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
A big THANK YOU to everyone that came out last night to the first ever Great Whittier Summer Get-Together!
It was so fun to see familiar faces, welcome new ones, and hang out with you all on a beautiful night in Whittier. In all, it was great to see so many community members having a good time together.
The event couldn't have been such a success without all of you:
Our amazing community members and neighbors
Our awesome volunteers
Our Board members
Children's Theatre Company
Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Becky Lewis & her team at Whittier Park
Minneapolis Institute of Art
TigerLion Arts and Trailhead Games
The People's Library
Pimento Jamaican Kitchen and Marissa's Bakery
Calvary Church Minneapolis and Whittier Farmers Market
Madeleine on facepainting
Jamila on henna
Finally, a huge shout out to our Community Issues Chair, Scott Melamed! He wanted to do something different than our normal monthly Community Issues Meeting -- he wanted the Whittier community to come together and simply have a good time. We are so grateful for all the time and energy he volunteered to make sure this event could be enjoyed by all. Thanks, Scott!
Thank you all, and we hope you had as much fun as we did!
Want to stay in the loop for the Fall? Head here: https://tinyurl.com/ycxw6fug and we'll be in touch with you about what's next.
Monday, August 14th, 5-8:30pm
Whittier! It's time to celebrate the end of summer with a big, end of the season get-together over in Whittier Park. Come spend a little more time with the neighbors before the season turns.
Games/free ice cream/snacks from eat street, and all sorts of things to just enjoy the last few weeks of summer together.
-Art making with Minneapolis Institute of Art
-Screenprinting with The People's Library
-Horchata from Marisa's.
-Free samples from Pimento Jamaican Kitchen.
-Sambusas from Karmel Mall.
Meet and vote for your Whittier Big Ideas Grant Finalists: TigerLion Arts + Trailhead Games.
Sponsored by the Whittier Alliance.
RSVP on Facebook!
We're happy to announce the two finalists for our Big Ideas Grant:
TigerLion Arts + Trailhead Games!
Voting is now open to the public, and it's simple: see the form below for information on the two finalists, decide which candidate's Big Idea will engage and strengthen Whittier, and submit.
The deadline to vote is Thursday, August 24th. The Big Ideas recipient will be announced Saturday, August 26th.
The Whittier Alliance is accepting applications for a Community Organizer!
The Whittier Alliance Community Organizer champions the Whittier neighborhood. As the neighborhood ambassador and advocate, this person is responsible for engaging with the community to identify, implement and administer programs aligned with the vision and mission of The Whittier Alliance to build a flourishing and distinctive neighborhood.
The Community Organizer, under the direction of and in partnership with the Executive Director, will actively work with the neighborhood and its volunteers, neighborhood organizations and city agencies, vendors and civil offices to drive engagement and participation at the neighborhood level in a variety of ways to promote the livability and development of the Whittier neighborhood.
The ideal candidate for this position will have a true excitement for meeting and engaging with people of diverse backgrounds and interests to build a dynamic involved community. The candidate should be resourceful, value involvement & community connection. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated ability to thrive in an environment that responds to neighborhood well-being and civic engagement.
Please submit resume + include cover letter in your email submission to email@example.com. In addition, include "Community Organizer" in the email subject line. Qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview.
For the full job description, including responsibilities and desired qualifications, see the following file:
National Night Out is next Tuesday, August 1st!
National Night Out is an annual nationwide event that encourages residents to get out in the community, holding block parties and getting to know their neighbors as a way to encourage crime prevention. It's a great way to promote community-police partnerships and enjoy a Minnesota summer evening surrounded by friends and family.
Click this link to see the City's comprehensive list of block parties in each neighborhood, including the 8 registered in Whittier.
The next Whittier Environmental Sustainability Committee meeting will be 6pm Wednesday, July 26th at Soo Line Community Garden (29th & Garfield). Bring lawn chairs if you wish, otherwise there is a cluster of large rocks to sit on. There is a pop-up shelter that can be used in the event of rain/extreme heat.
The agenda will include a tour of the garden, brainstorming energy alternatives for Whittier, and next steps for the "Whittier Green Corps." New faces are always welcome!
Monday, October 9th