National Night Out is the signature event celebrating partnerships between the community and law enforcement. The Minneapolis Police Department has had a lot to celebrate each year, including a record number of block events throughout the city in the past several years. This year we’ll celebrate the 30th Annual NNO! Just about everything you’d need to know about National Night Out in Minneapolis can be found by linking to http://www.minneapolismn.gov/nno/
If your block has not had an NNO event in the past few years, we encourage you to consider hosting one. Contact your Crime Prevention Specialist to connect with your block club leader to plan your event. If you’re a block leader already, you probably know the drill! If your block has no leader, consider launching your block club with an NNO party on August 6th–your CPS can help you get it going.
If you have hosted NNO events in the past but have never registered, our registration process has never been easier. We no longer require that you list all of the neighbors who support a block permit–you are on your honor! This change makes the process about a minute or two and helps us know where to send our block event packets. If you’ve already planned your event and would like to register now, link directly to https://apps.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/blockeventapp/ApplicantInformation.aspx
Feel free to contact your Crime Prevention Specialist or myself with any questions!
Luther Krueger, Crime Prevention Analyst
Minneapolis Police Dept., Strategic Information/Crime Analysis Division
350 S. 5th Street, Room 100 City Hall + Minneapolis MN 55415
612-673-5371 + Luther.Krueger@MinneapolisMN.gov
“Reasonable people don’t change the world. It takes unreasonable demands to get reasonable results.” – Jack Maple
Hello, Community Leaders,
I’m excited to share with you some great news for your organization: For the second year in a row, Allina Health is inviting groups of neighbors and organizations to apply for a Healthy Activity Grant. These competitive grants support activities that promote social connections through healthy eating and active living. (The website just launched on May 15th so I wanted you to be among the first to know about it!)
Any neighborhood or community group, or an organization, can apply for a grant. Grants will be awarded to individual community members and organizations throughout communities in central/southern Minnesota and western Wisconsin served by Allina Health. Visit neighborhoodhealthconnection.org to find out more.
I especially want to encourage organizations that serve seniors to apply. We would love to hear your ideas for encouraging seniors who live in your communities — in their own homes or in community facilities — to make social connections through healthy activities.
I also want to let you know about a fun kick-off event that’s happening in each community served by Allina Health. Please join us on Saturday, June 1, to help pack healthy meals for local food shelves. We’ll supply the food — all you need to do is bring your family and friends to help! (All ages welcome.)
To find an event in your neighborhood, go to neighborhoodhealthconnection.org and click on EVENTS.
The Healthy Activity Grants and the Volunteer Event are part of Neighborhood Health ConnectionTM, a community program that gives people the tools they need to create stronger connections with their neighbors. Check out the Neighborhood Health Connection website for valuable resources, including a virtual Toolkit that provides everything from recruiting a neighborhood group to planning group activities.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Thank you for all that you do for our communities.
Does your group have a great idea to make your community healthier but needs money to get started? Visit neighborhoodhealthconnection.org to apply for a Healthy Activity Grant