The Whittier Alliance will soon be seeking to fill open positions on the board of directors.
Come meet our staff and learn more about this opportunity from board members who are currently serving. Coffee and tea will be provided.
The Whittier Alliance is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to informing, supporting, and empowering the Whittier neighborhood through grassroots engagement. Every year, we elect new members to our volunteer board of directors who have the opportunity to assist with decision-making and initiatives in the neighborhood during a 3-year term.
RSVP on Facebook!
If you want to get involved, head over to whittieralliance.org/get-involved or whittieralliance.org/whittier-volunteer-hub for opportunities in your neighborhood. Or, if you've got other ideas, reach out; we want to hear them!
Whittier Alliance 612-871-7756
Introducing the inaugural Whittier Spotlight on Business! Our focus this month is local branding consultancy Zeus Jones; take a look at our blog post to find out what they've been up to since settling in Whittier.
The goal of the Spotlight on Business is to provide an inside look into businesses in our neighborhood, highlighting who they are, what they do, and how they add to our Whittier community.
Check back each month for a new Spotlight on Business!
We got together with a number of our Whittier Volunteers this past Friday at Wedge Table to celebrate their efforts, overview 2017 highlights, and eat some delicious food.
A HUGE shout out to all of our Whittier Volunteers -- those that attend and provide their voice at our Community Issues, contribute to our committees, donate their time at our events, and serve on our board of directors. We couldn't do what we do without all of your dedication!
In case you missed it, we also took the time to honor a special Whittier Alliance Volunteer: Willow Kreibich. Willow has been heavily involved with the WA over the years, contributing to the development of our grants programs, co-heading our Environmental Sustainability Committee, and fostering new organizational partnerships.
Also, a big thank you to Wedge Table for the comfortable gathering space and the delicious snacks.
If you would like to contribute to our 2018 volunteer efforts, shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, give us a call at 612-871-7756, and check out the Whittier Volunteer Hub!
Wanna help make Whittier a sustainable community environmentally?
Our next Environmental Sustainability Committee Meeting is this Wednesday, 6-7:30pm @ 2531 Lyndale Ave S. All are welcome!
The Whittier Alliance is administering its eighth annual cycle of Youth Micro-Grants, which provide up to $6,000 per applicant for a period of up to one year to support organizations serving Whittier youth. In 2017, the Whittier Alliance awarded over $35,000 in youth grant funding.
Any nonprofit organization or institution that provides services, activities, educational enrichment, and other positive programming for youth in Whittier is eligible to receive funding. The Whittier Neighborhood’s boundaries are Franklin Avenue on the north, Lake Street on the south, I-35W on the east, and Lyndale Avenue on the west.
Strong proposals will align with Whittier’s Strategic Plan goals. Additional criteria will score the proposals’ potential impact on Whittier youth, a clear definition and outline of projects, and the strength and feasibility of community outreach strategies.
Grant recipients will be selected in mid-January 2018 by a neighborhood review panel.
To apply and application materials, go to our Youth Grants page.
For more information, please contact Kaley Brown at 612-871-7756 or email@example.com
The Whittier Alliance is an independent non-profit organization that works on behalf of all residents, businesses, and property owners to build and maintain a flourishing and distinctive neighborhood. Donations of all kinds and sizes make it possible for Whittier Alliance to advance neighborhood goals, promote livability, and reinvest in our own community. You and your contribution are essential to our work!
2017 Highlights & Accomplishments
• Over $35,000 in grant funding awarded to organizations serving Whittier youth
• The Ward 10 Candidate Forum supported stakeholders’ ability to cast well-informed votes in the 2017 elections
• Collected and published data on housing affordability and subsidized housing in Whittier.
• Sustainability efforts such as trash clean-ups and free bike tune-ups promote neighborhood well-being
• Strategic support for businesses and organizations impacted by the 35-W and other area construction projects
• The Great Whittier Summer Get Together fostered community through arts activities, dancing, and free ice cream
• The Whittier Farmer’s Market attracted and served over 4600 people in its 2nd year
• Promoted positive engagement opportunities between the public and Minneapolis Police Department through the Bike Patrol program
With your help, we can continue to work and advocate for the neighborhood at the grassroots level. If a tax-deductible contribution is not possible, please also consider the following in-kind donation needs:
• School supplies for Whittier youth
• Food and beverage donations for community events
• You! Volunteer your time and talents for Whittier Alliance
Whittier World Cafe Community Discussion
Monday, Feb. 12, 2018
Whittier Park (425 W 26th St)